Here's a look at our learning this week:
We will have 2 more days of testing to finish the IOWA on Monday & Tuesday. What is the IOWA? We will be back to our regular schedule starting Wednesday!
In science, we will continue our unit on Rocks & Soils. We will visit the science lab on Tuesday to help us with these concepts. We will review what we learned about the properties of rocks & minerals and we will also learn about soil. Your child should be able to describe properties (color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support growth of plants) of soils and soil types (sand, clay, loam).
In math, we will continue with understanding the basics of multiplication and then learn how division is related to multiplication. We will practice simple division by sharing items equally.
We will begin memorizing multiplication facts in a few weeks. A great way to begin is to make sure your child can count by multiples. If your child is comfortable counting by 2s and 5s, move on to 3s & 4s. I also recommend keeping some flashcards in the car for extra practice. (I have printable sets. Let me know if you want them. The Dollar Tree usually has sets as well.)A mixture of cards they already know with a few facts they don't is a good way to start. I also have multiplication games on the class blog here.
In reading, we will be learning about the word "scene". We will participate in a class readers theater (informal play) of Charlotte's Web. The students will each have a part in a scene from the novel. We will learn how each scene builds on the next!
In writing, we will be working on our next narrative. Ask your child what his or her story idea is. We will be working on developing engaging plots with a problem and solution.
Friday is going to be a GREAT day in 3rd grade! Your child will be completing a Charlotte's Web STEM challenge! And we will end the day by watching the movie. We will compare & contrast the book with what we see in the movie.
This Thursday, Sept 21 is Xdrenaline Night! Come out and support Addison while your kids get their wiggles out.
Next week, Sept 25-29 is FALL BREAK! Please be on the lookout for reading challenge information.