FDE Third Grade Weekly Update
Week of September 20 - 24, 2021
Science Permission Click
Teacher Tips - How to help your child study for an upcoming summative assessment
Make sure your child spends about 10 minutes studying each day to prepare for the assessment. Here are some things your child can do to study:
1. Read the study guide and explain it to someone.
2. Make flashcards of important vocabulary. Draw pictures and use colors.
3. Have a parent ask questions about important topics.
4. Make a web of important ideas and words to know.
What is Third Grade learning this week?
This week we will finish up our Building a Reading Life unit. We have been working on what to do when we have to "tackle the hurdle of hard words." We hope your child has really started to enjoy independent reading. We have been reading the book Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner, to the students. It is a wonderful story and we will finish that up next week also.
DRA's and PALS
Teachers are continuing to work on assessing students' reading with the DRA and PALS assessments. When we complete assessments in a few weeks we will start contacting parents about setting up fall conferences.
We are finishing up our Building a Writing Life unit and moving into to our first Pathways writing unit called "Crafting True Stories" which is on writing narratives.
This past week we have been working on expanded form and place value review. Next week we will move in to comparing and ordering numbers and then rounding.
Content - Science
We have finished up the scientific method unit and this week will continue with science with a unit on matter. This unit covers what is matter, the 3 states of matter, and how particles behave in solids, liquids and gases. We will also learn about mixtures and solutions.