Here's a look at our learning this week:
In math, we will focus on our multiplication facts...specifically the 6s,7s,8s, & 9s. Your child will focus on one set at a time. A few students have mastered all facts required for third grade and will move on to 11s, 12s, and division. There are links to practice games and quizzes on my blog. Please check them out! Click on the "math practice" page at the top of the blog.
In reading, we will continue working on comparing and contrasting stories written by Patricia Polacco. Mrs. Levi and I have been so impressed with how well the students did with identifying different themes in Polacco's books. As we work more on comparing and contrasting, we will use the following words to help us describe the similarities and differences:
In science, we are beginning our unit on Georgia Habitats. Please see the links on my blog called, "Habitats" for all kinds of information and games. We will learn about the mountains, piedmont, coastal plains, marsh/swamp, and ocean habitats.
In language arts, we will focus on adverbs and use them to make our writing more interesting and engaging. We will also work on writing an informational piece. We will use our sense to help us be more descriptive as we write.
We will have our spelling test on Friday. And we will be working hard on our math facts throughout the week with quizzes 2 or 3 times. We are working toward our ice cream party...the more facts you learn, the more toppings you earn! Please encourage your child to practice!
As always, let Mrs. Levi or me know if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!