Oh What Fun it is to be a 3rd Grader…!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • December 11th-15th- 3rd grades 2nd Annual Wolle Toy Drive
    • Students are encouraged to bring gently used toys or clothes. These items will be donated to Youth Services in Wheeling, WV (paper sent home)
  • Thursday, December 14: Early Childhood Winter Family Night @ 6:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, December 19: 2nd – 8th Holiday Show @ 6:00 pm; Students return to school by 5:30 pm.
    • 3rd graders are to wear jeans and a red shirts
  • Wednesday, December 20th: Board Game Day.
    • 3rd grade students can bring a board game from home to play with teachers and classmates
  • Wednesday, December 20: Early Dismissal begins @ 11:30 – NO Aftercare.
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024: Classes resume @ 10:00 am.

Hello 3rd Grade Families! 

As we settle into December, we remain rooted in many methods and also learn new material.  In math, we continued our adventures in multiplication. Students learned rules for multiplying by ONE and ZERO. Anything times ONE equals that other number and anything times ZERO equals zero. Additionally, a handy saying was introduced to help us remember how to multiply by TEN: “Anything times 10, just put a zero on the end.” Later in the week, we dabbled in algebra by finding the unknown in multiplication sentences. In ELA, we worked with the prefix /re-/ in phonics. Words like “retell, rewrite, reread” were used to emphasize that /re-/ means to “do again.”  Reading time was spent practicing  how to identify the author’s purpose and main idea paired with a review of sequencing and comprehension. 3rd grade was reading like it was going out of style this week! Grammar switched to opposites as we learned about antonyms. Try to quiz your kiddo and ask them for the opposite, or antonym, of a given word to see if they can flip the switch! Deep dives were pretty exciting this week as we kicked off the week with a mini-unit on surface tension. Students were able to experiment with droppers to fit as many drops of water as possible on a penny; Some kiddos fit about 100 drops! We also tried to test the surface tension by placing a paperclip on the surface of a cup of water…which was a lot harder than anyone thought! Benjamin Franklin was the main focus of our inventors deep dive. We learned that most of his inventions still have an impact on us today. We even performed an experiment similar to his lightning rod experiment. Ask your child about static electricity! 

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

Enjoy your weekend! Hanna, Paula, and Alissa