Baby, (Maybe) It’s Getting Cold Outside!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • ATTIRE FOR HOLIDAY SHOW: Jeans OR dark pants, RED shirt, “Holiday/Winter” Hat

  • Tuesday, December 19: 2nd – 8th Holiday Show @ 6:00 pm; Students return to school by 5:30 pm.
  • 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.

Chilly Greetings 3rd Grade! 

The “Holiday Rush” is upon us, but we’re keeping a good academic pace in the classroom! Multiplication is front and center in math and will remain our focus going into the new year! This week we worked on new facts: 3’s, 4’s, and 6’s. The students were also introduced to the “break apart” method for solving greater facts. For example, 6 x 7 can be broken into 3 x 7 and 3 x 7 because 3 is half of 6. Then, take the product of 3 x 7 which is 21 and double it to find the complete product. This was just another optional method for students to keep in their multiplication “tool box.” In ELA, we focused on a historical fiction story called “Boom Town.” Students read aloud, studied vocabulary terms, and participated in some exciting learning activities. We mined for gold, took a swat at vocabulary, and listened to an audio recording of the story. In our STEAM deep dive we learned about mathematical patterns in nature. Students learned that most snowflakes have six sides unless extreme weather conditions modify their form. We then used patterns to create our own unique snowflakes and used them as decorations for our classroom. We also learned that American inventor Elizabeth Magie played a roll in the creation of the board game Monopoly; The game was originally titled “The Landlord’s Game”! As we reach the end of this full week, we’d like to thank everyone for sending in donations for the Wolle toy/clothing drive. Your generosity warms our hearts!

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 

Have a cozy weekend! 

Hanna and Paula