3rd Grade Newsletter

November 14th, 2016

What are we learning this week?

Reading: This week we will talk about nonfiction text features and how they help us better understand what we read. We will look at magazines, newspaper, and other informational text and label the various parts. We will learn the PRESS strategy which is a way to read a passage and answer questions carefully. PRESS stands for: Predict, Read(and summarize), Evaluate questions, Second Read, Show and Support.

Writing: We are writing a nonfiction summary based on what we are doing in reading. We are also working on verb tenses and plural nouns.

Math: Unit 3 reviews place value, multi-digit addition/subtractions, and problem solving. Students will be to the idea of rounding 2-and 3- digit numbers to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.

Unit 3 Overview

Rounding Game

Rounding With Balloons

Estimating Game

Another Estimating Game

Science: We will continue to delve deeper into our science unit, Earth Interactions. Students will identify, describe and compare different landforms and physical environments. Last week we built landforms and made a map grid of our creations. This week we will discuss how rapid changes, such as Earthquakes, can change and effect the landforms.

Student Site

Natural Disasters Game


Spelling Words: there, they, your, could ,than, hand, high, year, need, enough,far, once, again, something, through, don't, want, school, important

Spelling City

Math: Rounding to 10's

PACE: Round and Round

Practice Math Facts!

Read to Succeed- This purple sheet came home with your student on Wednesday. It's a great incentive for your reader at home!

Important Dates:

Monday, November 14- 18th Book Fair including LEEF Used Book Drive and “Coats for Kids” coat drive

Wednesday, November 16 Thanksgiving Lunch--See flyer link

Monday, November 21 Thanksgiving Holiday begins

Tuesday, November 29 6:30 – 7:30pm The Leader in Me! Parent Night (more details coming soon)

10 days of kindness continued

Monday November 14th Habit 6- Synergize- Wear Yellow

Tuesday November 15th Sharpen the Saw- Wear Workout Clothes

Wednesday November 16th -Get comfortable with Kindness- Pajama day!

Thursday November 17th- Bring your small to medium sized stuffed animal- We all need friends

Friday November 18th- Inside out Day- Where your clothes backward