Here's a look at our learning this week:
In math, we will be working on solving addition and subtraction word problems. We will start with 1-step problems, and then move on to 2-step problems. Math homework will not be from the textbook this week. Your child will be writing "homework" at the top of the assigned homework page to avoid confusion. We will use a strategy called "CUBES" to help us with word problems. C-Circle the numbers, U-Underline the question, B-Box the important math words, E-Evaluate (what steps should I take?), S-Solve & Check
Here's a helpful video:
In reading, we will work on asking and answering questions about the texts that we read. We will model this with Charlotte's Web and the students will practice with their own books too. I encourage you to try this at home too with the books your child is reading.
In science, we will finish up our rocks and minerals unit. Students should know the difference between a rock and a mineral and also know the different properties of minerals.
In writing, we will finish up our persuasive writing unit. We are just about finished with our longer piece. And we will do a few quick-writes this week as we practice a little more opinion writing. Here's a video that helps with organizing opinion paragraphs.
We will also continue learning about the many uses of pronouns. Ask your child about pronouns.
We will visit the science lab this week!
We will also have our first visit with our first grade buddies. Each 3rd grader will have a 1st grade buddy. This is a big deal because up until this year, your child has always been the younger buddy. But this year, we're the older buddies! We will talk about how we can be leaders for the younger students. We will be meeting on Friday afternoon. Ask your child who his/her new buddy is!
As always, please let me or Mrs. Levi know if you have any questions or concerns.
Let's have a GREAT week!