This week in math, we will explore subtraction with regrouping. The children are beginning to work more accurately and confidently to solve problems given in class. I appreciate your help in studying those pesky math facts. Flash cards are a great idea to do at home or in the car. I strongly recommend that practice with these basic tables be done daily. Your child will be amazed at his/her progress.
The Berkshire Research Projects should be nearly completed at this point. Dioramas are due November 16th. This is a good first foray into the area of gathering information and then organizing it to share with classmates. Thank you for helping your child find a suitable topic, books, and in some instances, for taking your child to visit a Berkshire site.
In language arts we are continuing to work on composition strategies, as well as the grammar-writing connection. The students will write about what they are thankful for in writing lab this week. These paragraphs will be sent home next week so that they may be shared at your Thanksgiving celebration.
I enjoyed discussing your wonderful third graders with you at parent conferences. Please feel free to drop by the homeroom any time you are at school to look at all the fine work your child is completing in class.