October 3rd!

October 3rd!

Happy October!

This week has been packed with many exciting lessons and activities! Young Scientist’s are coming to the classroom and are giving the students a lesson simple machines. In Science, the students have been working on adaptations. You should ask them about the fruit loop experiment we did in class. 

In reading, we have been working on making connections with the text and learning about different levels of questions. We continue to work independently during our reading time and I am encouraging the students to choose a book that fits them like a glove. 

In math, we have been working on place value. We will have a unit test on October 12th on place value, ordering numbers and comparing numbers.

For writing, we have been going over basic parts of speech including nouns, verbs, pronouns and adjectives.  Next week, we will be diving into subjects and predicates. Don’t forget  to respond in your son/daughter’s writing journal over the weekend.  They get so excited when they get to read your response on Monday morning.

Just a few reminders, don’t forget to pack a healthy snack and dress appropriately for the weather. 

September 5th

September 5th

Welcome to Third Grade! 

I have enjoyed getting to know my students this week and sharing some stories with them.  We have created our classroom rules and learning the expectations of third grade.  In Language Arts, we are enjoying our author study on Leo Lionni.  We are reading all of his wonderful stories while learning important skills such as characters, setting, retelling a story and the theme of each story.  The students are enjoying completing writing projects about these books.  

In math, we will begin our graphing unit,  Here we will be studying how to create and interpret bar graphs, tally charts and picture graphs.  The students will be creating an interactive math notebook for each unit we study.  They will be bringing this notebook home to review for tests and quizzes.