Third Grade Reach for the Stars
Month of the Military Child- April is the Month of the Military Child! We look forward to celebrating this special month at Sherwood School! Please be on the lookout for an informational packet being sent home later this month, along with considering to purchase a Purple Up shirt! All t-shirt orders are due by March 13th. Thanks!
In order to ensure that students are also a part of the reflection and goal setting process, the third grade students will be joining us for our conference time. For those that may not be able to attend due to spring break plans, students will be creating video presentations that they can share with you at a time in which it is convenient for your family. Thank you for your support & collaboration!
English Language Arts
We’re knee deep in our mentor text, Weather, by Seymour Simon. Students have been exposed to higher-level, content-based vocabulary. They’ll also utilizing the illustrations and words in the rich text as evidence to answer research questions about nature. We're specifically utilizing the cause and effect strategy to help us better understand scientific topics in informational text. We’re beginning to look at clouds in a whole new way!
We are thoroughly enjoying our geometry unit! Students are reveling in the hands-on learning as they are use various math manipulatives such as geoboards, tangrams and evening forming polygons out of toothpick,. They explored the various forms of quadrilaterals by creating anchor chart posters to share through a gallery walk, displaying their mathematical knowledge with others! This week, they’ll explore the attributes of a progression of polygons: rectangles and rhombuses, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and dodecagons. This week we will also collect and formulate data, based on geometric terms! Gee-we love geometry!
Students who complete THREE opportunity knocks activities by Friday, will have the chance to enter my class prize bin! If your child is looking for something fun to do this weekend, these just may be the answer you're looking for!