Welcome to 3D!
Time certainly continues to fly by here in 3rd grade. I can't believe we just celebrated Thanksgiving. Students continue to be busy reviewing and following our school rules along with our routines and procedures in third grade. Students are happily earning a lot of dollars for all their hard work. Please ask your child what they are doing to earn dollars.
I would like to thank all the parents who came in for parent-teacher conferences. It was a joy to meet with each of you and discuss your child's progress. If you have any questions about our conference or the report cards, please feel free to contact me at any time.
In math, we will continue to work on learning all our multiplication facts. In the month of December, students will learn the 6, 7, and 8’s fact. After we learn these facts, students should know all the multiplication facts from 0-10. We will begin our Math Fact Masters Challenge after break. Students will practice answering 25 facts correctly in one minute or less. Each time they accomplish this with a fact, they will move down the chart. Students will try to get all the way to the 10’s facts and beyond. When we return to school after Christmas Break, we will begin learning division and look at fractions more in-depth.
Students are working hard in their guided reading groups and enjoy our stories. We are working on completing Unit 2 of our program. During Unit 2, students learned how valuable teamwork and cooperation are in the world. We are currently reading about how people can help animals survive. Throughout the year, students will read a variety of genres including fantasies, biographies, autobiographies, expository texts, poetry, and folktale.
In Social Studies, we are learning about Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, The Constitution and Bill of Rights, how Philadelphia became a city, and the three branches of government. Their test will be before Christmas Break. Our next science unit will be about the moon, earth, and the solar system.
Looks like the cold weather is here to stay now! Please make sure you child is dressed appropriately for outside recess. The playground is on a hill so it is very windy from now to spring. Please make sure you child has a winter coat, hat, and gloves for recess.
Month of December
2 - No School
3 - 9 - PTO Book Fair
6 - PTO Holiday Workshop and Book Fair 6:00-8:30
12 - Winter Concert 7:00
16 - 20 - Spirit Week
16 - Wear Christmas Colors and Favorite Holiday Accessories
17 - Wear your Flannel
18 - Wear a Winter Scarf
19 - PJ Day (no slippers)
20 - Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater
20 - Student of the Month Assemblies
23 - Jan. 1 - No School, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Month of January
1 - No School; Happy New Year!
2 - Return to school from holiday break
20 - No School for Students
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me to discuss them. I am available through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone before school from 8:00-8:25 and after school until 4:00pm at (610) 562-2241 (ext. 4213). Over the summer, please use email for communication purposes as I will not be in school to get any phone messages.