Hi Parents & Guardians of the lovely 3rd grade class!
Happy February! Can you believe we’re already into the second month of 2019? It’s crazy! We’ve been busy in 3rd grade! Here’s a look at what we did in January.
In spelling we covered patterns such as: open & close syllables, consonant + le syllable type, and r controlled vowels.
In math we wrapped up module 2 and began module 3: multiplication and division with units of 0, 1, 6-9, and multiples of 10. We are becoming skip-counting experts too!
In science we had a lot of fun mystery science lessons! We looked at different traits in space and evaluated ourselves to see if we’d be fit for space! We also introduced different types of clouds! The students got to trap water with Ms. Zoë and see the collection of condensation inside.
In social studies we wrapped up unit 2, the land and the first Americans. Students focused on Native American tribes such as the Kwakiutl, the Cheyenne, and the Navajo. They created buffalo hides explaining an important event that’s occurred in their lifetime as an activity. We just recently finished a group-project comparison chart where the students compared the 3 tribes on: where they lived, their food & water source, how they made their clothing, what type of shelter they had, and their beliefs. We also created trifolds celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that incorporated reading, writing, history, and art. They turned out beautiful!
In reading we were introduced to E. B. White’s novel Charolette’s Web. The students became dictionary detectives and familiarized themselves with how to utilize a dictionary. We just finished reading chapter 12, and the students are already eager for the next chapter.
We had a busy month in religion. Our 3rd graders led the Grandparents and Grandfriend’s mass on January 31st and we are extremely proud of them!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Zoë and Ms. Bianca