Mrs. Solis' 3rd Grade Class

December 7 - 11, 2015

What we are learning next week:

Reading: We will continue to work on learning from the lives of others. In this unit, we look at the differences between biographies and autobiographies. This week, we will also start ourinventor/innovator research project in class.


Writing: We continue working on personal information text as we look at fresh words, great endings, mechanics, and avoiding redundant words. This will be a test grade for the nine weeks. Ask your child what personal experience he/she is writing about.


Math: We will be adding to our multiplication strategies this week! The Double-Double-

Double strategy will be studied. We’ll look at the relationship between doubles (x2), double doubles (x4) and the extension into x8. **We’ll spend the end of the week reviewing and getting ready for the upcoming math test on Monday, Dec. 14th.


Social Studies: This week we will be introducing and exploring with different types of

landforms and how they are made. Ask your child about what is a landform.


Science: Students will be exploring with physical and political maps. They will be using cardinal directions as well as a map key, a compass rose, and a map scale. Ask your child about a compass rose.

Reminders

Library: Every Tuesday

We have P.E. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please make sure your child has tennis shoes.

Running Club every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15am.

Please initial your child’s planner every night.


Transportation:

Do not rely on an email or phone call to the classroom for transportation changes. Teachers are busy working with students during the day and often times don’t get an opportunity to check email until the end of the day. Please call the office during the school day so that they can get a message to the classroom.

Wish List

If you would like to help our classroom with the gift of a donation, we could use these items:

Prizes for the treasure box

Books for classroom library (send in books your child has read & is finished with)

Upcoming dates:

Dec. 10 - Field trip to The Nutcracker

Science Fair Research Night 5:30-6:30

Dec. 15 - 3rd Grade Holiday Party 10:40-11:45

Jan. 5 - Student's first day back to school

Jan. 18 - MLK, Jr. Day, Student Holiday