Third Grade News
May & June Curriculum Update
It is Spirit Week this week! Be sure to check the flyer in your child's Friday Folder about the theme for each day!
Also, the 45 minute club has been meeting every other week and lunch and the group has really been trying to stretch their reading to make even bigger gains!
Students in the 7th and 8th grade Digital Studio elective will be hosting a Robotics Day for our class. Third graders will be learning from how to program with WeDo Lego robots and software. This exciting event will be taking place on Tuesday, May 19th. Be sure to check Facebook for photos and videos.
After fractions, we continue with our "mini-units" of time, geometry, and area and perimeter. We are going to be identifying units of time, calculating elapsed time, and solving word problems with different measurements of time.
We are then going to be identifying different shapes and the angles we may find within those shapes. We'll introduce ourselves to "degrees" and be able to compare shapes and sizes. This unit will help us better understand area and perimeter. In that unit, we are going to define area and perimeter and use set formulas to calculate each for a variety of shapes and sizes. We will solve word problems throughout and use cheez-its and other manipulatives to help use grasp this concept.
It's May and that means only one thing... the last Math Centers of the year is coming up! They will be held on May 20th from 12:30pm-1:30pm. I have some names from the sign up at the beginning of the year that I will contact but email me if you are interested in coming in!
We are going to be returning to the Philadelphia Art Museum on May 22nd for our final field trip of the year to view and analyze Asian art. We'll make connections to the content we are studying and also compare the art to the previous pieces we have seen in Europe and Africa.