Welcome to Third Grade!

Mrs. Loewen

Friday, September 16, 2016


Welcome to our classroom Smore page! Here you will see what we did in class this week, we we have planned for next week, and some other important tidbits!


  • Friday Folders were sent home today.
  • If you were unable to attend Curriculum Night last night, please know there are papers for you in your child's Friday Folder. Please look over them and let me know if you have any questions.
  • Please help our school by completing the parent survey! An email about this was sent out this week by Mrs. Ball.
  • Please remember to turn any missing registration paperwork (we are missing MANY emergency contact forms).
  • Subway and Pizza lunches have started (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
  • Library is on Monday.
  • PE shoes on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Please remember to check the weather before sending your student to school. Fall is just around the corner.

This Week in Class

MATH: Review of place value through 10,000, comparing and ordering numbers, and rounding. We also spent some time working through word problems as a class.

WRITING: We began our personal narrative unit. We discussed the Writer's Workshop model, set up our notebooks, and discussed what 3rd grade writers look like. We also developed writing goals for the trimester and brainstormed small moment story ideas.

READING: We discussed reading strategies and generated goals we have as third grade readers.

SCIENCE: We discussed the layers of the earth (crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core). This will set us up for our landform and volcano unit that will occur right before our Mt. Saint Helens trip.

SOCIAL STUDIES: Continuation of our maps unit. We discussed the cardinal directions, intermediate directions, and how to read a map.

OTHER: Vision Screening on Tuesday, Curriculum Night on Thursday, Goodwill Drive on Friday, and Kanishka's Birthday on Friday!

Next Week in Class

MATH: We will practice rounding to the nearest 10, 100, and 1,000. We will also review lessons from this year so far and have our first test. Lastly, we will spend some time working through word problems as a class.

WRITING: We will continue our personal narrative unit. Students will discuss what it means to have a storyteller's voice. They will also get some time to practice editing a piece of writing and will select their topic for their personal narrative piece.

READING: We will begin our study on reading strategies. We will read the short story When Charlie McButton Lost Power and discuss important literary elements (plot, characters, setting, etc). Students will get a chance to read the story with the class, with a partner, and then on their own later in the week before they are assessed on the story and its elements.

SCIENCE: We will continue our discussion on the layers of the earth (crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core). Students will take part in an edible Earth project. They will build an earth with edible snacks and then cut it in half to observe the layers! They can then snack on their yummy creation!

SOCIAL STUDIES: Continuation of our maps unit. Students will get practice with the intermediate directions and map scales. They will also have a discussion about latitude and longitude. Lastly, students will build a world map and label the continents and oceans.

OTHER: Laliana's Birthday on Tuesday!

Upcoming Events

9/20: Laliana's Birthday!

9/26-9/30: Star Student is Ava!

9/29: Mt. Saint Helens Informational Meeting at 4:00 in Mrs. Loewen's Room

10/3-10/7: Star Student is Kanishka!

10/19-10/21: Mt. Saint Helens Field Trip!

10/21: No School - In Service

10/24-10/28: Star Student is Caroline!

10/31: Halloween!

11/11: End of 1st Trimester

11/11: No School - Veteran's Day