Hello Third Grade Families!
- Penny Wars begin tomorrow. There will be collection jugs at the front of the school each morning for each grade level. You can put pennies in our 3rd grade jug or silver coins and paper in all the other grade level's jugs to subtract from their amount of pennies. It's all about the sabotage! This is always a fun fundraiser for our school!
- This Thursday, January 18th is our first STEM NIGHT at Addison. Please drop in between 6:00-8:00. We can't wait to see you there!
- This Friday, January 19th is our field trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Please have your child wear his or her green leader in me shirt. (The shirt with the emojis on it.) If your child doesn't have one, he or she can wear a green shirt instead. We will be outside on the nature trails for a small part of our field trip, so please send in a coat with your child for the field trip as well as comfortable shoes for walking. If your child is bringing a lunch, all parts of the lunch should be disposable including the bag it is in.
Here's a look at our learning this week:
In science, we will continue learning about the regions and habitats of Georgia. We will learn about specific animals and plants that live in each region as well as the adaptations which help animals and plants survive. Our field trip will be a great hands on experience to help us learn more about these science concepts.
In math, we will begin a new unit on fractions. We will start by partitioning whole shapes into equal parts and labeling each part as a fraction. For example, if a rectangle is cut into 4 equal parts, we would label each part as 1/4. Then we will work on representing fractions on a number line.
In reading, we will continue exploring point of view as we read the book, Wonder, together. We will work on understanding that different characters may have different points of view. We will also discuss how our personal point of view may be different than the author's point of view.
In writing, we will complete our opinion writing that we began last week. The students have been doing a great job of writing reasons to support their opinions!
We will also learn more about adjectives this week. Specifically, we will learn about comparative and superlative adjectives.
As always, please let me or Mrs. Keith know if you have any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to a great week!