3rd Grade News

Week of 1/11/16

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  • No School Monday
  • 1/19 - Franklin Institute Field Trip. We will depart CBA at 8:30am. We will return at 3:45pm. Students and chaperones will need a brown bag lunch. Students should wear spirit shirts. Chaperones, please arrive to school by 8;15am. Thank you!
  • 1/21 - Open House 1pm to 3pm. Wear formal uniforms.
  • 1/23 - 2nd Quarter ends
  • 1/23 - MiSmAtCh DaY!
  • 1/24 - Open House 1pm to 4pm
  • 1/25 - Great Kindness Week
  • 1/27 - Look Ahead Night - See below for more information
  • 1/29 - Dress down & report cards distributed

Look Ahead Night - January 27th

This is your opportunity to meet with Mrs. Scott to learn about what she has in store for your child! She will provide information on what to expect next year, and will be available for any questions you may have. Please RSVP to Mrs. Scott at angeline.scott@nlcinc.com.

See below for the time for each grade level:

  • 1st Grade - 6:15pm
  • 2nd Grade - 6:30pm
  • 3rd Grade 6:45pm
  • 4th Grade 7:00pm
  • 5th Grade 7:15pm
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This week in STEM, students learned how to use a spring scale to measure force, measured the amount of force required to move an object without a simple machine as well as with a simple machine and used what they learned about force to design a subsystem. Their subsystem will effectively move an object 6' across the floor and up onto a counter, using less force than it would take to move the object by hand. The simple machines we have tested include single and double pulley, inclined plane (short and long) and a cart with and without a wheel and axel. We will test a lever next week. Students began to build their subsystems on Friday afternoon and will text them next week.

Reader's Theatre

In order to explore the literary elements of character, setting and plot, students worked on Reader's Theatre this week. Their fluency was out of this world. I loved hearing them read with such expression. Students recorded their parts and we will work on putting them together in a green screen video next week!


Students took their multiplication strategy test this week and we have officially moved on to division strategies. I sent a letter home with the vocabulary we will be focusing on over the next couple of weeks. There were also game and book suggestions for home in the letter. If you play them at home, send me a picture!

Chapter 5 on division strategies will focus on what division is, and how we can solve division problems using different strategies such as repeated subtraction and equal groups.

We will move on to multiplication facts in chapter 6.