Mrs. Hall's 3rd Grade 2015-2016
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend! It's hard to believe the calendar says May...and that June is next...this year is going by tooooo fast!
Don't forget to check out the Shutterfly site! It's so cool to see your kids in action! (link above)
Leader in Me
Our research continues...we began asking questions and trying to narrow the focus of our projects this week. We used kidrex.org to safely search for the answers to our questions. We are doing such a great job! The TV crew was here to film us on Tuesday. :) They are making a bond proposal video for the district and wanted video of kids using technology....it worked out great! It was something I'm pretty sure we'll never forget! Lol
Science & Social Studies
This week we played a fun game...Would you rather? We all know the game, but we just put a fractions spin on it. We tried to come up with questions like: "Would you rather have 2/6 of a pizza or 1/8?" They used their fraction strips to help them, but by the end, they were really good at picturing the fractions in their heads! We also started talking about equivalent fractions. This is a TOUGH concept for 3rd graders...but we will get there!
Next week we will focus on putting fractions on a number line.
How to help at home:
- TALK TALK TALK about fractions. Say "It's half past 5!" "We are half-way there!" "You can eat 1/4 of the pizza." "How many quarters are there in a dollar?" etc.
- Invite your child to help you with a recipe! Look closely at the measuring cups and spoons.
- Point out places we might see fractions in our daily lives.
May 18: Delayed Start
May 27, 30: No School!