Hello September!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • No school Monday, September 4th – Labor Day
  • 10:00 am start Tuesday, September 5th

The first full week of third grade is in the books! We covered a lot of ground with a nice mix of old and new material. In the world of Math, we continued developing our number sense by reviewing place value. As we moved through the week, we discussed the difference between standard, word, and expanded forms of numbers and related them to place value. Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 finished off our week of number sense and will continue into next week. 

English/Language Arts (ELA) time was a blend of phonics, grammar, writing, and reading skills. In phonics, we practiced making sound banks with a focus on the /ew/ sound. Grammar took us into parts of speech as the students identified nouns and verbs. We continued the same writing prompt, “What I Did This Summer.” The writing process may seem long, but everyone is really trying hard to produce detailed writings. Way to go! We also practiced reading and listening to a short passage about skunks in order to answer text-dependent questions. This will become second nature in no time as we continue through the school year.

Third grade expanded their deep dive into Zoology with a discussion about its origins. They also partnered up for “book looks” in order to enrich their knowledge about a variety of animal species.  An introduction to National Parks began with an exciting video that showcased all 63 National Parks! There were lots of “ooh’s” and “aah’s” as the video took us across sweeping landscapes. 

Kudos to all of the kiddos who remembered to wear their colorful bandanas every day this week! Way to Learn In Color!!

Please tag us both via email and/or Talking Points if you have any questions or concerns this school year: hwilliams@wcdsedu.com  & pbuck@wcdsedu.com 

Have a great Labor Day  Weekend!

Hanna, Paula, and Alissa