We are super busy in room 21! We enjoyed having our first Super Parent Reader, Mr. Tiwari, last week. He chose some great books that the kids really loved. We are looking forward to many more parent readers this year!
Here are some of the topics we are working on this week.
Reading: The students worked hard on answering questions using fiction texts. We are currently working on identifying nonfiction text features. Ex: diagrams, bold print, captions, table of contents, etc. In our small groups, we will be reading lots of nonfiction books to practice using all of the text features. Students will create their own diagrams, use their research skills to locate new facts about animals, and complete nonfiction text features scavenger hunts in the library.
Word Study: Students have been given a new list of words. The first day that the words are assigned, we meet in our small groups and practice sorting the words under their correct header. There is always a correct written sort in your child’s word study notebook in case your child forgets how to sort the words for the week. The next test will be on October 19th.
Writing: We are working hard on including those “JAZZY” words in our writing. Students have several lists of adjectives that we have glued into their notebooks to use a resource when writing. The kids just finished writing poems about scarecrows. Our class work is hanging on the wall across from our classroom door. Stop by and read the poems the next time you are at the Lake!
Math: Number sense- Wow! There is just so much to learn! We have worked on reading and writing 6 digit numbers. The students must know how to write the numbers in standard form, word form, picture form, and expanded form. We are currently working on rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000. Practice at home when you can! This is a challenging skill. Example: Round 145 to the nearest 10. Answer- 150
Social Studies– We are reviewing the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. We will also learn about many land and water features on all of the continents. There is a lot for third graders to know!
Science– We are finishing the unit on adaptations and will take a 2 week break from science while we are working on the social studies unit.
This covers many of the things that we are working on in class. Enjoy the rest of your week!