This Friday marks the end of the 1st Quarter of the academic school year, and the 3rd graders have worked hard and learned a lot! Here are two highlights from this quarter:
In social studies, we learned about the various types of land and bodies of water found in the United States such as forests, prairies, oceans, and rivers. We will finish this unit by studying mountains and deserts before moving onto the Native Americans.
This quarter, the 3rd graders did their first novel study on Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. The students took a closer look at the characters and settings, and practiced looking for answers in the book to answer reader response questions. The next novel we will read is Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. This novel will also lead us into our narrative writing unit, where students will learn more about the writing process.
We will keep you updated as we continue into the 2nd Quarter!