In math this week we will start our unit on multiplication. The children will learn a variety of memory strategies to help them master these important tables. As we continue to move forward with the third grade curriculum, it is important to review previously introduced concepts at home. Reviewing material from time to time will help your child master important mathematical procedures.
I was so impressed by the children’s Berkshire Presentations. The students were well prepared and I was proud of all the research they did. It was truly amazing to see the number of historical sites that are within our reach!
In language arts/writing lab the students are learning that good writers choose words that help create pictures in a reader’s mind. Adjectives are our current topic of study in this subject. The children are also learning about topic sentences, supporting details, and paragraph format.
As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child comes to school with a hat, mittens, jacket, snow pants, boots, and an extra set of clothing (in case your child’s clothing gets wet at recess). Please label these items so they can be easily returned to their proper owner if they get misplaced.
This is the time of year when I like to take a moment to acknowledge all the people who help make Third Grade a special place. Thank you to the class parents for organizing the various special events that have taken place in the classroom. Thank you to the many people who have volunteered to host a lunch bunch. Finally, thank you third grade parents for your input, insight, and support! It is a pleasure to work with all of you.