Third Grade Thoughts....
In Reading, we have been focused on nonfiction texts and have been working on determining main ideas and supporting details. We have also been writing informational texts. In Math, we just wrapped up our focus on addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers. This is something that we will review throughout the year, so please check in with your student to make sure they are maintaining and improving on their current skill level. We are currently learning strategies for multiplication and division. In Science, we are studying weather and climate and connecting our knowledge of geography when using maps and other online resources to gather weather data.
Math fact bags came home in October. The bags contain information about the student’s current fact level and flashcards for practicing. Our fact testing day this year will be Wednesday. Students should turn their fact bags in every Wednesday. The bags will be updated when levels are passed and returned to students on Thursday for them to practice for testing the following Wednesday. Our goal is for students to correctly answer 20 facts in 1 minute. Students should enter 3rd grade knowing all of their addition and subtraction facts (levels 1-15), and our expectation is for all students to pass all of their multiplication and division levels (levels 16-30) by the end of 3rd grade.
Our school is not doing traditional homework this year like we have done in the past. Each grade has created a Work at Home Choice Board. On the board, students have various activities to choose from to support them in improving in specific areas where additional practice is needed. It is our hope that you frequently check ParentVue to help guide your student in the best choices to make. It is our expectation that students read 20 minutes daily at home as part of their work at home time. Please feel free to ask if you have questions. Students can access this document in the Google Classroom using their iPad or at this link:
Work at Home Choice Board