Dearest Third Grade Families,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone enjoyed the break resting and relaxing among friends.

This week we will hit the ground running.

Math: We will finish the chapter this week. The Unit 4 Test is currently scheduled for Friday, January 5th.

IXL Math Skills Homework:

G.3 Multiplication Facts for 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10 – sorting

K.1 Division Facts for 2, 3, 4, 5 & 10.

Reading: This week marks the beginning of our next Reader’s Workshop unit on non-fiction texts. Over the coming weeks we will be focused on reading to learn, tuning in to main ideas and larger text structures.

Word Work: This week’s words can be found in your child’s planner & online on Our next spelling test is scheduled for Friday.

Grammar: We will take some time to review where we left off on Unit 2 (nouns) before the break.

Writer’s Workshop: The class will move on to a new genre of writing: Information (non-fiction) writing. Students will be asked to identify themselves as “experts” in a given area. Take some time this week to think and discuss what your child knows a lot about. A sport? An animal? Maybe a series of books? Or how about skill like cooking or sewing?

Science: We now begin our earth science unit beginning with a look at different types of telescopes. The focus will be on the Hubble Telescope! The students are already looking forward to seeing some of the images collected most recently.

Religion: The class will begin Chapter 11: God sent his son Jesus to live among us.

Have a great week!

Ms. Espinosa