Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • Tuesday, September 12 @ 6:30 pm: Parent Night 2nd-5th Grade
  • Friday, September 22, 11:30 Dismissal
  • School picture day is approaching! The oldest child of each family received a paper copy of this form, but we’re also attaching it here (below) as a PDF. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Hey there Third Grade Families! We’re back into the swing of things and are gaining momentum as we’re working on our stamina and routines. The writing process is becoming more like second nature, as many of us are already moving onto our second piece! Right on! – Or should we say…”write on!” In math, we have a stable foundation in rounding to the nearest ten. We used many methods to learn how to determine whether to round up or down. On Friday, the kiddos rotated through fun stations in order to apply their knowledge of rounding. Next week we’ll begin rounding to the nearest hundred!  ELA was quite busy. Kiddos learned a new sound. It was ‘s’ says /z/ as in the word rose. They practiced reading, writing, and spelling with this new sound! We continued to focus on answering questions as our reading concept. Students read two stories: “T Time with Elephants” and “All about Cheetahs.” They had to go back in the passage(s) to find the correct answer and write a “complete sentence answer” based on their findings. Speaking of complete sentences, we learned what sentences need in order to be complete: a subject and predicate! Last but not least, we cracked open our cursive books and learned our first letter! Kiddos were introduced to lowercase ‘c’.

Deep dives this week continued to focus on National Parks and Zoology. We continued a virtual tour of more National Parks in order to help discover which types of parks are most interesting. Eventually, these interests will evolve into a mini research project in which each student will focus on a National Park of their choosing. In Zoology, we discussed and explored the 5 major groups of vertebrates: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish. Ask your kiddo to show you their “backbone model”!

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 weekend! 

Hanna, Paula, and Alissa