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19 pretty creative kiddos…making third grade an awesome adventure!

Week 23

Here is what is coming this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: We are finishing Just Jake a funny, kid written book.  We are making “kid cards” and getting a few laughs in.
  • Our battle is in FULL swing.  Keep reading.
  • We are exploring non- fiction.
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on multiplication and division.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • Time Lines are taking us through the history of Michigan.  Last week we began discussing the explorers who came to Michigan.  We have traveled through the French and Indian War and have a few more events before we reach statehood.

Spelling (Word Study):

  •   Spelling/Vocabulary work came home last week!
  • We ran out of time for our spelling test on Friday.  We will have a vocabulary and spelling test on Friday.
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Time to BATTLE!

It is time for one of our favorite events in third grade…. Battle of the Books.  Our third grade battle is an ongoing, well loved, super fun, reading centered tradition!  We are all so excited to embark on this journey together.  Your kiddos will be coming home tonight with a book that is part of the Battle of the Books.  They will need to read this book over this next week (or sooner), take notes, write questions and bring it back to school.  Ask them all about this exciting project.  Check out the books for this year’s Battle…

Battle Flyer

All of the information about the Battle has been organized into the Language Arts Section of your child’s binder.  If ever you would like to know more… You can also read about it here!

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Week 21

Happy Snow Day!  I hope everyone enjoyed an extra day of weekend and some time together.  We have a busy week ahead and lots of learning in store.

We do have  a delayed start on Wednesday Morning! School will begin at 10:25.  The teachers and staff will be off site for an inservice and will return for school.

Here is what is coming this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: Last week we read Who was Elanor Roosevelt.  We have a new book beginning this week.
  • A NEW READING PROJECT WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK!!  THIS WILL BE BOTH HOME AND SCHOOL RELATED!
  • We will continue through a little more realistic fiction and then break into non fiction.We are really working on sticking with a book until it is finished!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on multiplication and division.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • Time Lines are taking us through the history of Michigan.  Last week we began discussing the explorers who came to Michigan.  We have been reading a realistic fiction book that introduces students to the history of Michigan chronologically. We are all enjoying Professor Tuesday and his time traveling.  We will be exploring forts and trading posts this week.
  • Magnets are “sticking” with us for a while.  So far, we have explored how magnets attract and repel.  This week we will explore what is attracted to magnets as well as how to sort items using a hypothesis.
  • We have begun experimenting with electricity this week and will explore the connections that are between magnets and electricity.

Spelling (Word Study):

  •   Spelling/Vocabulary work is coming home this week!
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Week 20

We are ready for another fantastic week together. There are always so many great opportunities ready for us!  Please make sure to send snow gear and warm wear everyday.  It is always exciting when we can head outside for recess.  It is miserable to be stuck on the blacktop while your friends play in the snow.

Here is what is coming this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: What was the March on Washington.  This is a non- fiction book that is helping us to start our study of non- fiction features.
  • We will continue through a little more realistic fiction and then break into non fiction.We are really working on sticking with a book until it is finished!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on multiplication and division.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • Time Lines are taking us through the history of Michigan.  Last week we began discussing the explorers who came to Michigan.  We have been reading a realistic fiction book that introduces students to the history of Michigan chronologically. We are all enjoying Professor Tuesday and his time traveling.  We will be exploring forts and trading posts this week.
  • Magnets are “sticking” with us for a while.  So far, we have explored how magnets attract and repel.  This week we will explore what is attracted to magnets as well as how to sort items using a hypothesis.
  • We have begun experimenting with electricity this week and will explore the connections that are between magnets and electricity.

Spelling (Word Study):

  •   Spelling tests as needed will be taken on Friday,  There will be a vocabulary test Friday.
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Week 19

Another fantastic week is just beginning for us!  We have been having a great time learning and growing together.  Suddenly, our class has become much more independent.  It is always fun to watch this transition happen.  Those moments when I look around see the countless lessons, strategies and learning coming to together and being used seamlessly.  Your children are such a joy and I am so lucky to spend this time with them :)

Here is what is coming this week:

Language Arts:

  • Read aloud: New one!   Ask your kiddos about the reading we have been doing as a grade level.  This time  in our day is a favorite for each of our classes and we have read MANY books together. *WE HAVE BEEN LOVING OUR READ ALOUD SO MUCH… we have exceeded our normal read alouds for this time of the year!*
  • Our Book Clubs are coming to an end for mysteries.  We will continue through a little more realistic fiction and then break into non fiction.We are really working on sticking with a book until it is finished!
  •  Your child should be reading 20 minutes a night. Keep checking in on those reading logs.  We record books when we finish them rather then every night.

Math:

  • All of our math groups are working on multiplication and division.  Check in your child’s assignment book for more information and for upcoming ASSESSMENTS.

Science/Social Studies

  • Time Lines are taking us through the history of Michigan.  Last week we began discussing the explorers who came to Michigan.  We have been reading a realistic fiction book that introduces students to the history of Michigan chronologically. We are all enjoying Professor Tuesday and his time traveling.  We will be exploring forts and trading posts this week.
  • Magnets are “sticking” with us for a while.  So far, we have explored how magnets attract and repel.  This week we will explore what is attracted to magnets as well as how to sort items using a hypothesis.
  • We have begun experimenting with electricity this week and will explore the connections that are between magnets and electricity.

Spelling (Word Study):

  •   Spelling tests as needed will be taken on Friday,  There will be a vocabulary test next Friday.
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