Ms. Kramr's 3rd Grade Newsletter

Dec. 7-11

What are we learning this week?

Reading: We will continue to work on learning from the lives of others. In this unit, we look at the differences between biographies and autobiographies. This week, we will also start our inventor/innovator research project in class.

Writing: We continue working on personal information text as we look at fresh words, great endings, mechanics, and avoiding redundant words. This will be a test grade for the nine weeks. Ask your child what personal experience he/she is writing about.

Math: We will be adding to our multiplication strategies this week! The Double-DoubleDouble strategy will be studied. We’ll look at the relationship between doubles (x2), double doubles (x4) and the extension into x8. **We’ll spend the end of the week reviewing and getting ready for the upcoming math test on Monday, Dec. 14th.

Social Studies: This week we will be introducing and exploring with different types of landforms and how they are made. Ask your child about what is a landform.

Science: Students will be exploring with physical and political maps. They will be using cardinal directions as well as a map key, a compass rose, and a map scale. Ask your child about a compass rose.

First Grade PBL Book Drive

3rd grade Parents and Students! Please click on the link below to learn how to support our classrooms and the first grade students’ PBL! Thank you.

Important Dates:

Dec. 10 – Field Trip to the Nutcracker

Dec. 14- Spelling Test

Dec. 15 – Third Grade Holiday Party

Dec. 18 – Jan. 4 – Winter Break

Jan. 5 – First day back to school

Jan. 14 – Report Cards go home

Jan. 18 – MLK Holiday

The Science Fair is coming!

Please visit the Patsy Sommer Science Fair website for more information on the Science Fair coming in January.

Science Fair Research Night:

Join us in the library for Science Fair Research Night on Dec. 10, 2015 (5:30-6:30) to get ideas for the science fair, look through the science fair rubrics and check out some cool science books. We will have some older science fair boards you may look at , and will post important due dates for the projects. Science team teachers will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our website at .

Science Fair Night:

Hey parents! Are you a female scientist or do you know one? We are looking for women interested in sharing their expertise at Science Fair Night on January 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Please contact for details and to sign up! Check out our Science Fair website!

Class Wish List

-Big pink erasers

-Notebook paper

  • -any board games/puzzles/tangrams
  • -Checkers/Chess
  • -Legos