Third Grade Nuts & Bolts

Week of November 23

Grandfriends Day is next Tuesday

As we prepare to celebrate our grandfriends, third graders look forward to creating beautiful centerpieces with their guests. I will have small pumpkins and a variety of flowers to create a special memory to be enjoyed during the holiday.

Math

We will complete Chapter 5 by the end of this week. Students are encouraged to practice their multiplication facts over the Thanksgiving holiday. In second grade, students were exposed to the 0-5 tables. We will do a quick review of these before beginning Chapter 6 which introduces the 6, 7, and 8 multiplication tables. Flash to Pass is an app to help with this review.

Vocabulary/Spelling

This week we review vocabulary chapters 1-6. We will begin Unit 7 on Monday, November 30th.

Though students are working with various spelling word lists, all students are finishing their third word sort and beginning the fourth.

Read-aloud

During Hannah Stowe's recent visit to Lower School, she discussed that the inspiration for beginning her own pie business came from reading the book Pie, written by Sarah Weeks. With great enthusiasm, third grade has begun reading Pie.
Book Trailer for Pie by Sarah Weeks

Geography

This week, students share their individual landforms with their classmates. This is an effective way for students to learn about many landforms, and gain exposure to famous landforms in various parts of the world.

Beginning Monday, November 30th, the new topic is natural disasters. This will be our final geography topic before breaking for our December vacation.

Wishes

I wish everyone a most enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. I am certainly thankful for having each of your children in this year's third grade class!