## Announcements!

Field Trip!- Your child has been invited by Mr. Walter to attend Museo Popol Vuh.

3A and 3B will attend Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

3C, 3D, 3E will attend Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.

We cannot wait for the students to learn about, and enjoy this huge collection of Maya Art!

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, January 14th, 2016. You will receive an email from your section teacher with information regarding conferences.

Report Cards will be sent home on Monday, January 11th, 2016.

## This week in Singapore Math!

This week students will continue with Chapter 10-Money. Students will use problem solving strategies to solve two-step, real world problems involving addition and subtraction of money. Chapter 10 test will be Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Thursday and Friday of this week students will begin Chapter 11- Metric Length, Mass, and Volume. Students will use meters and centimeters as units of measurement or length, and convert units of measurement. Again, here are some helpful links for your child to use as resources for Chapter 10:

Any video on this website

## This week in Literacy!

This week students will be continuing with Theme 8- Predicting Nature's Hazards. The comprehension strategy for this week is Determine Importance. Students will determine which information is the most important in the text versus which information is interesting. This week, ask your child to explain what Determine Importance means to them. When reading a Non-Fiction book with your child this week, some questions you could ask are:

• What is the Main Idea of the story, or the chapter?
• How do you decide what information is important versus what information is interesting?
• What is the least important piece of information in the reading?

We will also review Fix-It Strategies. For grammar, students will review word endings -ed, -ing, and-s.These endings are added to words to change their meaning. The vocabulary for this week includes, accurate, advantage, aid, evaluate, forecast.

*RAZ-KIDS!

Please make sure your child is reading each night, listening to the stories, and taking the quizzes. Reading for 20 minutes each night is one of the best ways for your child to become a better reader. Third Grade is tracking the number of books read in order for the class to earn incentives, such as a popcorn party! Thank you for your help with this!

## This week in Science!

For this three week unit in Science, students will conduct research on the causes and effects of a natural disaster. They will present written and graphic information about this natural disaster in a PowerPoint presentation.

Students will conduct a: Forces of Nature Science Project

Their paragraph will include:

1. Your focus question (I did an experiment to find out what happens when __________)

2. A prediction (My prediction was that _______________)

3. Steps of what you did to conduct your experiment.

4. What happened?

5. Was your prediction correct or incorrect?

6. What was the most interesting part of your experiment?