Sept. 3rd - Sept. 6th

THANK YOU FOR THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!!!
Third grade is a year of transition from the development of skills to the development of independence.  It is a time for students to begin to assume responsibility for their education and become life-long learners.
 
Language Arts:
 This week we are reading "First Day Jitters," Book 1: Unit 1, Story
1. We will focus on the elements of Story Structure and practice writing text based evidence answers using our weekly vocabulary words.
 
Writing:
We will begin brainstorming ideas for our first personal narrative.
 
Math: 
Exploring Multiplication Concepts
We started our first module (unit) in math:  Multiplication.  The lessons will move students toward understanding familiar repeated addition from Grade 2 in the form of array models, which become a cornerstone of the module.  Students use the language of multiplication as they understand what factors are and differentiate between the size of groups and the number of groups within a given context.  In this module, the factors 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 provide an entry point for moving into more difficult factors in later modules.
 
Social Studies:  Geography- It's About Maps
This week we will read,  Zoom.  It will help the students understand the importance of map skills and give them a basic understanding of where they're located in relation to the world.  Students were introduced to the following words:  continent, country, state, community/city, street, house/address.
 
What's Coming Up:
Friday, September 6th:  Friday Morning All School Assembly 8:35 a.m. and PTA Room Parent Meeting
 
Wednesday, September 11th Volunteer Tea 8:45 a.m.
 
Friday, September 13th:  PTA Ice Cream Social  5:00-7:00 p.m. 
 
Thank you for your support in our school partnership.
Sincerely,
Ms. Smith