Inter's Third Grade Newsletter!

January 18th, 2016-January 22nd, 2016


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

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!

*As a Third Grade team we have decided to make a few changes to the weekly reading log. We would like to incorporate more writing into our instruction, as well as reinforce those skills. A great place to start is the reading log! Starting next week students are expected to continue to read every night and complete the reading log for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. For Thursday, students are expected to complete the writing prompt on the back of the reading log including five complete sentences. A rubric is posted on the back of the reading log for your reference.

100th Day of School!

The 100th day of school will be Monday, January 25th, 2016. For this celebration, students will choose from the following list to bring in to share with the class:

-A family heirloom with a 5 sentence paragraph stating why it is so meaningful.

-Create a poster, product, or collection of 100 items, such as Cheerios, m&m's, buttons, and marshmallows. Students could put these items into an array, or equal groups!

- Write a 5 sentence paragraph about an event that happened 100 years ago.

-Find a book with 100 pages or 100 in the title that you have read. Write a 5 sentence paragraph about the book.

Try to be as creative as you can! This will count as a homework grade and project grade.

Thank you in advance for you help with this!

This week in Singapore Math!

* A note from Tom Hamilton-From now on, all CHAPTER TESTS in MATH will be sent home for corrections. Teachers will grade the tests in class, and on a date agreed upon by all sections the tests will be sent home. At home you and your child can go over the test together, and correct any incorrect answers together. If you are unable to make test corrections with your child at home for any reason, teachers will gladly accommodate students during remedial time. All corrections are worth 50% of the original value of the question. For example: if a student scored 19/25 on the test, and later completed all corrections their final score would be 22/25. - Teachers will also provide a specific date by which the test must be returned with your signature. Any test that comes back without a parent signature will not be given credit for corrections. Also, any test that is returned past the due date will not be given credit for corrections unless previously arranged with the teacher. *Chapter 10 test will be sent home on Monday, January 18th, 2016 and due back Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.

This week students will continue with Chapter 11-Metric Length, Mass and Volume. Students will use meters and centimeters as units of measurement or length, and convert units of measurement. Chapter 11 test will be held Friday, January 22nd, 2016.

This week in Literacy!

This week students will begin Theme 9- From Factory to You. The comprehension strategy for this week is Make Connections: Compare/Contrast Information. Students will make connections by connecting what they know to what they already know. We will also review Determine Importance. For grammar, students will review nouns and proper nouns, such as city and Guatemala City, and complete predicates. The vocabulary for this week includes, abundant, halt, scrap, production, distribution.


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- due Friday, January 22nd, 2016.

Their paragraph should 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?