THERE'S NO DAY LIKE A SNOW DAY!
Winter is almost half way over and we have barely seen any snow but the students are working diligently as the holidays come and go. They enjoyed celebrating the sweetest day of the year and we look forward to honoring our past and present presidents as we celebrate President's Day this month. They have been showing their SMARTS and using EAGLE Pride Quality Student Behavior. We have created our classroom vision and mission, along with practicing what an Eagle PRIDE Quality student looks and sounds like. We are the proud poppers of the third grade who are popping with SMARTS in reading, writing and math! We are good citizens who are always pumped up and eager to show our Team Spirit and Eagle PRIDE wherever we go! As we begin a new marking period, the students will be reviewing reading strategies and fine tuning their reading and writing skills as we draw nearer to our SOL dates in the spring. Please look for SOL review work coming home in the next month and continue to support your child with reading nightly and reviewing key vocabulary and concepts outlined in the study guides sent home with each unit. Several after school clubs are in full swing to help remediate as well as extend students to their fullest potential. Please remind your child of the days he/she is to stay after school and be on time for pick up. In math we still have several units to cover but we continue to spiral back and review previous math skills and concepts. Please have your child learn multiplication and division facts to 12. It is critical for them to be prepared for fourth grade. Thank you for assisting your child with daily homework assignments and projects.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support as partners in education.
CURRICULUM UPDATE is as follows:
- Make, Confirm & Revise Predictions
- Ask & Answer Questions in both Fiction AND Nonfiction
- Use Context Clues and Decoding Skills when reading
- Summarize with Beginning/Middle/End in Fiction
- Identify Story Elements that include:
- Problem, Solution, and Supporting Details
- Identify Main Idea and Supporting Details
- Draw Conclusion and Inferencing
- Differentiate between Fiction & NonFiction
- Nonfictional Text Features that include:
- Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Thesaurus, & Dictionary
- Comprehension of Fiction and Nonfiction and Poetry
- Research using Internet
- Personal Narratives
- Opinion Writings
- Story Maps
- Paragraph Writing
- Collect and Organize information about a topic into a short report
- Cursive Handwriting
- ENGLISH GRAMMAR:
- Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homophones
- Contractions & Compound Words
- Singular & Plural Possessives
- Multisyllabic Words
- Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
- Short & Long Vowel Rules
- Vowel Digraphs and Diphthongs
- Past and Present Verb Tense
- Sentence Structure and Variety of Sentences
Units 4 and 5 on 2 & 3D Geometry and Measurement
- Identify and describe characteristics of 2 dimensional plane figures
- Identify and describe characteristics of 3 dimensional solid shapes
- Congruent and non-congruent shapes
- Length to the nearest 1/2 inch
- Length to the nearest centimeter
- Which would be the BEST measure?
- Lines, rays, angles, and line segments
- Perimeter-Length around
- Area- Square Units
- Patterns and Repeating Patterns
- Compare and Contrast 2D/3D shapes
- Liquid Capacity (Volume) and Customary Units of cup, pint quart, gallon
- Liquid Capacity (Volume) of Metric units of liter, mL
- Weight/Mass Customary units of oz, lbs, ton
- Weight/Mass Metric units of g, kg
- Time to the minute
- Elapsed time
- Calendar (days, months, minutes, hours)
- Temperature (Celsius and Fahrenheit)
Famous Americans & Explorers
Cycles & Patterns of Earth/Sun/ Moon
Matter and Water Cycle
>Please have your child arrive to school on time to limit distractions and allow ample time for morning routine procedures.
>Continue to check and sign your child's agenda each night.
>Students should be reading 20 minutes each night and recording the information into their reading log with parent signature.
>Students should be completing their nightly spelling homework in preparation for Friday Spelling Tests.
>Students should be completing daily Math and English Grammar homework assignments.
>Please assist your child with daily homework assignments so he/she is prepared each morning.
BOOK-IT Program is almost over. March is the last month for participation. Please read for a minimum of 20 minutes and record it on the February Book-It calendar. Calendars are due March 1st with student and parent signature.
Third Grade Fieldtrip coming up on February 27th to the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Students are excited and looking forward to the theatre performance.
*If there is a desire for extra practice, students should visit one of the websites below:
SIX DAY BLOCK SCHEDULE
Day 1 - Music
Day 2 - P.E.
Day 3 - Multi-(Library or Guidance)
Day 4 - Art
Day 5 - P.E.
Day 6 - Technology
Lunch - 12:55-1:25