Hello 3rd Grade Parents!
It has been quite a busy month for the third graders so far.
In religion, we have been studying the rosary as October is the month of the Holy Rosary. As a class, we have been making Rosary Lapbooks to help deepen our knowledge of the prayers, order, and Mysteries of the rosary. At the end of the month, we will take our lapbooks to the St. Peter Chanel Chapel and use them to guide us in praying a decade of the rosary.
In science, we have been studying the life cycles of plants and animals to prepare us for our field trip to the Legacy Garden at Saint Mary’s College of California. Our principal, Mrs. Ghisolfo, came in today and set up science stations for the third graders. As students rotated through the stations, they used their observations skills, hand lenses, and stereoscopes to get a closer look at pollen on roses, seeds of dandelions, and spores on fern fronds.
In math, we have been studying various ways to multiply and divide including number bonds, arrays, and tape diagrams. We have now started our second module, which focuses on measurement and place value. Over the past two days, the third graders have been learning about time and how we can relate it to a number line.
For our first novel study, the third graders have been reading Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. Throughout our novel study, students have been practicing reading in pairs and independently. The third graders are also learning to use their books when answering reading response questions and small group discussion questions.