I can’t believe we are 2 days from Thanksgiving break! Trimester 1 is complete, and report cards go live on Powerschool on Friday (probably after 10 or 11am).
Thanks again to all of the families who took time to come in for conferences. I enjoyed getting to discuss the growth your students have made, and look forward to building on that progress in the coming months. To any families that were unable to attend conferences, I would be happy to set up a phone conference to touch base and update you on your student’s 3rd grade year.
This week in math, students are learning the meaning of division and learning division strategies while continuing to work towards mastery of their math facts. We will continue division when we return from Thanksgiving. I highly encourage students to continue working on iReady and XtraMath over break if possible to stay sharp while we are out of school.
In literacy, we wrapped up our short unit on poetry, learning about alliteration, rhyming patterns, and free verse poems. Students are completing their informational essays on states, and I’m excited to see what the students write about! November book reports are due this Friday, and I have loved the reports that have been turned in so far. Students have done a great job summarizing their books and gotten other students excited about reading! In social studies, we are wrapping up our lessons on regions and landmarks, and we will return to science, specifically life cycles, when we return from Thanksgiving break.
- 3rd grade students will begin their recorder lessons with Mrs. Luehr in music class after Thanksgiving break, so please make sure to submit $5 for a recorder or let Ms. Luehr know if you have a recorder already so that everything is ready to go when we return. (Almost all students have done this already.)
- iReady Winter Testing will occur the week of December 11th-15th. Times are not set yet, but please let me know if your student will be absent during that time.
That is all for now. I hope everyone has a fantastic break and all students have some time to relax and recharge so we can return and have a great and productive end to 2023!
2. Complete research for state project if you didn't in class. Students do NOT need to complete all sections. On the front side, they need to complete 5 of the state facts, along with the current governor. On the back, students need to complete 4 state symbols, 2 landmarks/places to visit, and 1 fun fact. But doing extra is encouraged!
First off, thank you to all of the families I met with yesterday for conferences. It was great meeting and discussing your student’s growth and progress. If you missed your conference or haven’t signed up yet, there are still plenty of time slots available next Thursday after school. Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0848A5AD22AAF5C43-44554288-fall
Second, thank you to our Room Parents for an amazing Halloween party! The kids had a blast and the room didn’t get destroyed. Win win!
This week in math, we continued working on grouping using 3 factor multiplication problems and utilizing strategies to simplify multiplication problems. Next week, we will be working on using place value to multiply (for example, 6 x 90) and beginning our unit on division. In literacy, we read historical fiction texts regarding immigration, and explored the concept of cause and effect as a writing structure. In social studies, we completed our lesson on landmarks and will begin our lesson on how geography affects our community and the way we live next week. Finally in social emotional learning, we began our unit on emotion management, learning strategies to deal with big emotions.
There is no homework this weekend, but a reminder that book reports are due Friday, November 17th. A few students have turned them in already and they have been phenomenal! I can’t wait to see the rest.
I also wanted to let families know about a service project being run by Sullivan Ambassadors to collect food for our veterans. It’s a great project supporting those who have dedicated their lives to supporting us. Check out the link here and give if you can. Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1v7KEGcQ8waVSEERmNX85It71WyWYby8ZdbLR-KEuVsk/edit?usp=sharing