Everyday Math - We have spent a couple of weeks reviewing our math tools, setting up routines and practicing computation. We are now working to apply our knowledge of fact families to help us recognize patterns and solve number stories. We are learning lots of games and enjoying time working with others in our math groups. We are beginning a unit on linear measures and explorations of the relationship between perimeter, area, diameter and circumference. Soon our focus will be on multiplication and division.
IXL continues to be a great place to practice and maintain skills.
Reading and writing workshop provides students with specific targeted skill lessons to enhance each third grader's reading and writing journey.
In third grade we continue to reinforce the writing process through drafting, revising, editing and publishing. The writer’s notebook is a great place for students to collect their seed ideas and practice strategies learned from mini-lessons. Currently we are learning how to craft personal narrative stories with exact details, dialogue and interesting leads to hook the reader.
Students have enjoyed selecting just right, high interest books and have fallen into the rhythms of reader’s workshop. Third grade readers are exploring a variety of genres and working to include a variety of those genres in their personal reading diets.
Who were the first people to live on our continent? Where did they come from? How did they use the land and resources to survive? We will seek answers to these questions in our study of Native Americans. Students will have a voice in what they study. Research skills will focus on finding information in texts, video and online safe searches and databases.