3rd graders are committing multiplication facts to memory. Automaticity in fact knowledge contributes to an understanding of division, fractions, and using extended facts to solve multi-digit multiplication problems. We will soon start exploring different algorithms to solve multi-digit multiplication problems. We continue to explore probability concepts. Looking ahead, we will review both U.S. customary and metric systems to practice measurement and data interpretation.
IXL continues to be a great place to study skills and review concepts.
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We are focused on research of the Westward Expansion in the mid 1800s. We are reading nonfiction, historical fiction and fictional writing about this era. Each third grader developed a pioneer persona and is writing a journal from his or her perspective
In third grade we continue to reinforce the writing process through drafting, revising, editing and publishing. Currently we are learning elements of journal writing and learning how to blend true facts about the Oregon Trail with our fictional characters.
In reading, we are focusing on how to expand our thinking beyond the printed text. We are learning strategies for questioning the text as we read, discovering answers and making inferences.
Why did people want to leave their homes and journey for a difficult six months? What dangers did they encounter? What was life like once they finally reached their destination? What impact did the pioneers have on Native American life and the environment? Students explore these wonders in our study of Westward Expansion and the pioneers.
Please join us for Pioneer Hour! Check the calendar on the Important Dates page for your class' date and time