October 19th-23rd at a Glance

Good Evening Third Grade Community,

Fall is definitely here. I love this time of year, especially seeing the great learning happening in the Best class:)

Reading:

This week, we will continue to focus on main idea and details. I am excited for students to read a nonfiction text entitled, “Penguin Chick.” Last week, students participated in another “chalk talk” activity where I get to visibly see what students know about penguins and some misconceptions they have. I am thrilled to explore cool facts about this fascinating bird and answer the many questions students may have.

We’re back to a normal week, with the exception of a few days left in specials. Students will have a spelling test, Family Times, and math homework as well. I am seeing a correlation between students who complete homework, read in class and at night with fluency growth and comprehension growth. Please continue to read nightly.

Math:

We will continue working on multiplication. Over the next couple of weeks, we will focus on fact fluency, while still building foundational skills around grouping, such as, “What is multiplication? Why do we multiply? How many different ways can you solve this problem?”

Science:

We began an exciting unit in plants. Students will explore the life cycle of plants and conduct experiments.

Please don’t forget the Scholastic challenge. Orders are due by October 30th. Our students are hoping we reach our goal so we can order a lot more books! 🙂

 

Don’t forget to sign up for conferences. Have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Best

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