Dearest Third Grade Families,
Say Cheese! Thursday, October 12th is Picture Retake Day.
Math: This week we will wrap up Chapter 2 with a test on Thursday morning. After that, we will move on to our next Chapter: Linear Measures and Area! In this chapter, the students will learn to measure to the nearest quarter inch as well as the difference between area and perimeter. Feel free to start familiarlizing your child with these skills and concepts as they are new to students and can be challenging.
For IXL homework this week, please complete the following Third Grade Skills…
D.3 Subtract #s up to 3 digits: word problems
C.7 Add #s up to 3 digits: word problems
C.14 Add 3 or more #s with 4 or more digits
READING: Students are doing an outstanding job of reading 100+ minutes every week. Bravo! Keep turning in those logs every Tuesday.
This week in class we move from making higher-level predictions to retelling stories. As you read, try and have your child retell the story to you. A solid retell will tell what happened (including the most important parts), in order with a clear how and why. Note: this skill is part of our guided reading assessments and is well worth regular practice.
Curricular Spotlight: social studies
This week, we transition out of science and into social studies. As we familiarize ourselves with what social studies consists of, we will begin with learning about geography. This week we will begin to discuss the features of our Earth, such as rivers and mountains. Additionally, we will learn how to find our location, and any other specific place on Earth.
Have a wonderful week!
Ms. Espinosa and Miss Poindexter