Thursday, September 15, 2016

Words to Know

This week we have started our second unit in vocabulary.  This week, our words are: ambition, cable, convince, crumple, fatal, globe, grace, intend, responsible and thrill.  The students are introduced to the words on Monday by listening to a song.  Then, they highlight the meaning of each word in their vocab packet.  Each day, they have a different activity that goes along with the words.  At the end of the week, they have an assessment to check for understanding.

We have started using our vocabulary words to help us become better writers and look for patterns in words to help you spell other words.  For example: If I can spell the word responsible, it can help me spell tumble, mumble and fumble.

The students have also learned motions for each of their vocabulary to help them remember the meaning.  Have them teach you these motions and define each's fun!  Below are some examples of them teaching the motions to other students.



REMINDERS/Important Info:

* Picture Day (September 22nd)
*If you're interested in ordering books for your child from Scholastic, please click the following link:
Scholastic Book Orders
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Third Grade Amazon Wish List

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Math, Math & More Math!

Our first unit of study in math has been place value in the 1,000's.  The students have been working very hard on practicing this skill by reading and writing numbers in the 1,000's, writing them in word form, expanded form and drawing them in base ten form.  Ask them to show you an example of what this looks like!  We have also been playing many math games to build our understanding of place value, so we can move into our next topic, which is,  addition and subtraction strategies in the 1,000's.




The games we have focused on this week are place value yahtzee and close to 100.

*Important Dates:
Fall Pictures (Thursday, September, 22nd)

-Your child is expected to read every night for at least 20 minutes.  Any books they finish, they may record on their planner sheet.
-Please make sure your child is bringing their planner and folder to school everyday!
-Don't forget about Amazon Wish List!!!! (the link is located on the very first post of the blog)