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Welcome to Third Grade

 

 

Our Schedule:

Monday: Physical Education (wear sneakers)

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Library (return books)/ Health

Friday: Physical Education (wear sneakers)

 

Dates to Remember:

 

 

April 7: Pretzel Day/ School Spirit Day

April 10-13: Half Days 12:40 Dismissal

April 10 & 12: Parent Conferences

April 14-23: Spring Break

April 27: Take Your Child to Work Day

April 28: Country Western Day

May 1-5: PARCC Testing 

 

Classroom News:

Below you will find the topics and skills that we are focusing on this month:

Language Arts:

  • Guided Reading Groups: Students will begin reading stories in small leveled reading groups.  We will be working on comprehension strategies, accuracy, and fluency. 
  • Vocabulary: Along with learning new vocabulary during reading groups, students will also continue to learn a Word of the Week.
  • Spelling/ Word Study: Students will work on identifying and sorting words based on their spelling patterns/ features.
  • Grammar: similes, metaphors, idioms
  • Writing: During writing workshop, students will continue adapting and writing fairy tales.  Lessons will focus on developing character and storyline, balancing action and dialogue, adding refrains, elaborating with details, teaching a lesson, and adding paragraphs.
            Reading: During reading workshop, students will work in research groups to study nonfiction texts about animals.  They will gather information on subtopics, synthesize across texts, draw conclusions,  and build vocabulary.
 

Mathematics:

Practice multiplication facts daily!

 

  • Unit 7: Fractions
  • Number Stories with Measurement
  • Fractions on a Number Line
  • Comparing Fractions
  • Fractions of Collections
 

 

Science:  Chemistry

  • Students have begun working with mystery chemicals.  They will be observing, collecting data, and completing experiments with mixtures and reactions.
 

Social Studies:

  • Current Events; Holidays
  • Maps and Globes: Route Maps

 

 

 

 
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Ms. Debra McKown
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Third Grade Teacher
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