I hope you enjoyed the weather this weekend!
· Thursday, March 22nd – Report Cards Go Home - please sign and return the white envelope ASAP
· Saturday, March 24th – Gator Gallop – Rain or Shine
· Monday, March 26th – Thursday, March 29th – Spring Book Fair
· Wednesday, March 28th – Bruster’s Night
· Thursday, March 29th – Third Grade Play and PTA/Foundation Meeting
· Friday, March 30th – FBI Breakfast
· Friday, March 30th – Multiplication Ice Cream Party - Keep practicing those facts!
Here's a look at our learning this week:
In social studies, we will continue with our economics unit. This week will focus on understanding producers and consumers. We will learn how producers and consumers and interdependent. We will also be working on an economics project. In pairs, students will come up with a business plan in which they will decide on a product, decide who their main consumer would be, plan what resources they would need to create and sell their product, and decide on a price for their product. They will not actually be making the product, so don't panic if they come home saying they're business plan is for a flying car =)
In reading, we will be working on answering constructed response comprehension questions using complete sentences. We will learn that a great strategy for this is to use words from the question to start your answer. For example, if the question is "Why did Goldilocks go into the Bears' home?" the answer could be, "Goldilocks went into the Bears' home because..."
In math, we will continue working on understanding attributes of quadrilaterals. We will learn that some quadrilaterals can share attributes.
We will also being learning about telling time to the minute. This is often a hard skill. Check in with your child and see how they're doing. Throughout the next few weeks, if they ask what time it is, have them use an analog watch to figure out the time. There are also some games on our blog for practice here.
In writing, we will continue writing an informational piece based on two short passages on a similar topic. We will work on starting with an opening, including facts from the passages in the middle, and adding a closing at the end.
As always, let me or Mrs. Keith know if you have any questions or concerns.