December 3, 2013
Dear Third Grade Families,
I cannot believe we only have 3 weeks until Christmas break! A big thank you goes out to all of you who were able to drive/chaperone the students on the field trip. The kids really enjoyed James and the Giant Peach! I also have some news to share-Mrs. Compton will be my long-term substitute, while I am out on maternity leave. She was here last year for Mrs. Schumate, and the kids are all familiar with her. I am very confident that she will help make the transition as smooth as possible. The plan is to keep working until the 20th, but you never know with babies! She could be arriving at any time!
In math, we are continuing to learn to add and subtract larger numbers. Soon after Christmas break we will be getting ready to start multiplication. It is imperative, that the students know their basic math facts to be successful in multiplication, so please make sure they are practicing this at home.
In religion, we are beginning to spend time learning about Advent and what Christmas really means. This week the students are making Jesse trees, and writing angel stories. We have also spent lots of time talking about what we can do for our community this Christmas season.
We are starting a new unit in Science this week on the Solar System. This is a big unit, and it is always so much fun to learn about the planets and space! In writing, we are beginning to learn about homophones and how we can distinguish one from the other. We are continuing to practice synonyms/antonyms. In reading, we are starting a new unit on non-fiction text features. This unit scaffolds into all subject areas. We are also beginning a new chapter in social studies on Early America. The students will be learning about different Native American communities.
Also some of you have asked about the third graders writing, and why you aren’t seeing it come home. I keep EVERYTHING they write in a portfolio that they will share with you at the end of the year during our “Reading Rodeo.” If there is something particular that you would like to see, please just let me know!
Mrs. Rebecca Ditter
Welcome to the 3rd grade homework page
Homework is for the week of 10/28/13-11/1/13
Third graders have to read EVERY night for 20 minutes. Remember to get your reading log signed and the goal for October is 510 minutes!
No Homework! Happy Halloween!
Reading Log due tomorrow!
*Read this weekend*