It's hard to imagine that this is the last week of the first quarter! There will be no school from Oct. 8-15th for Fall Break. After Fall Break, we have conference week! Each school day will be a 1/2 day so please be aware that students will not have lunch that week at school. You may want to pack a heftier snack than usual. To sign up for your conference slot, please follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4da4ae2fa0fe3-quarter1
The end of Quarter 1 is truly a feather in the cap of our 3rd graders! They have learned so much in Language Arts and should be proud of all the skills they have gained. We will study 30 words per usual this week end complete the week with a spelling test on Friday. As our final writing assignment of the quarter, the class will be working on a formal descriptive paragraph and we will go through the entire writing process, from brainstorming to the final draft. We will wrap up our reading of Pinocchio by Wednesday and begin a Virtue project surrounding the book. The students will make a paper puppet in class and assign a virtue to each part of the puppet to explain how they “embody” the virtues. This project will mostly be completed on Friday as we celebrate the story together. If you would like to help out, here is the link to the sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084facaa22a64-pinocchio
We will be learning to multiply multiple digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, and 5 this week (ex. 6752x3). Please plan to provide lots of support with homework as this is a challenging concept and brand new for them! There will be a quiz on Friday after a long practice/review session.
It is hard to believe our first quarter is over and we have completed our first unit of study on Classification. We will take time to work on reading comprehension and fluency skills this week by reading an article on Mammals and working together to answer comprehension questions that follow. We will use our science time to write a persuasive essay about the animals we have been learning about and will finish out our short week with an assessment over what we have learned throughout the first quarter.
This week in history we will start to learn about Ancient Rome! We will look at maps, learn about the origin story, and start to dive into the culture of Ancient Rome. Get ready for our exciting new unit!