News from Room 3
November 16, 2014
We will begin Unit 4: Place Value and Measurement this week. Unit 4 focuses on the following key topics:
- Telling Time
- Place Value
- Length Measurement
We will begin the unit by looking at telling time. Students will review telling and writing time from analog and digital clocks from the nearest half hour and the nearest five minutes. Students will review the abbreviations A.M. and P.M. to indicate whether a time occurs during the first or second 12-hour period of the day. We will then begin to look at place value, and students will practice building numbers with base-10 blocks, writing numbers in expanded notation (i.e. 352 can be written as 300 + 50 + 2), and comparing 3-digit numbers.
In addition to finding the main idea, we practiced going back into the text to find supporting details that tell us more information about the main idea, to help us better understand what we read. We discussed the importance of rereading to find text evidence. After reading a few short nonfiction articles, students went back into the text and found details the author gave us that told us more about the main idea. We read short passages about an elephant's trunk, a prehistoric bird, workers in an emergency room, and a merry-go-round that pumps clean water for kids in Africa.
Our vocabulary words we focused on this past week were: serious, broken, personal, informs, and heal.
Writing and Social Studies
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Wednesday, December 3rd: Early Dismissal at 12:05 P.M.
- As the weather changes, be sure to send your child to school prepared with a jacket, sweatshirt, gloves, and a hat, as they will be going outside for recess.
- Please review your child's homework each night.
- Please send your child to school with a healthy snack each day.