Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week #19 in Review!

CLASSROOM NEWS
It was a short but productive week!  If you’re still interested in donating $5.00 towards the Raz-Kids online reading subscription, please send in the money with your third grader in an envelope labeled RAZ-KIDS.  Thank you so much!  If you would like more information about Raz-Kids click HERE! 



READING
The students continue working with expository (nonfiction) text features.  All of this is in preparation for a research type reports the students will begin next week. Last week we started identifying the main ideas and supporting details using non-fiction texts.   
 


  

WRITING
The third graders have been working very hard on paragraph writing.  Having a topic sentence, 3-5 detail sentences, and a concluding sentence are now the expectation for all written responses (constructed) and published writing. This will be the expectation for their upcoming research report as well.








MATH
We are working in unit 4 which is all about measurement!  The students have been learning how to use a ruler with both inches and centimeters, measuring to the nearest ½ inch, exploring polygons, reviewing quadrilaterals, and much more!  Click HERE for the unit 4 Parent Letter.


Homework is given every Tuesday and Thursday.  Each home-link is a review of a concept the students have learned in class.  We encourage parents to help with the home-links as well as ask the students questions.

Don’t forget, each student received a login card in order to access the EDM4 games, home-links, and helpful videos.  This card is stapled into the front cover of the assignment notebook that is inside of the binder.  Please click HERE to access this site. 

Your child also has access to Moby Max. This is a free resource that your child has access to by using the login I gave in the beginning of the year. 

 Lastly, I signed the class up for the XTRA math site to help with fact fluency and skill building at home.  Click HERE to get to that site.  ALL login/passwords should be in the front cover of your child’s planner to access easily anytime. 


SCIENCE
The scientists took the BA on Friday, January 20th.  They all did fantastic!  Way to go 3rd grade scientists!  
Our next unit is all about WATER!


MI STUDIES
Unit 2 covers Michigan’s economy! We are wrapping up a last few lessons. Each student will need to come up with their own business plan complete with capital, natural, and human resources.  Also, they’ll need to share what goods/service they will be using, opportunity costs, a good location for their business, and how their business will help Michigan’s economy.

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