Wednesday, October 2, 2019

September 16- October 4

Dear 3rd Grade Families,

MATH
We have been learning alot in Math! This year moves fast, so if the students do not understand something we take a couple days to go over it to help them understand. Everything we do throughout the year builds on what they learned last year in second grade and a lot of the information we learn at the beginning of third grade.

Money-we have done a lot of work with money. We have learned the different heads and tails, looks, sizes, and amounts of American money (the U.S. Dollar). We have learned how to add, compare, and round money. We will continue to work with money by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing it.

Whole Numbers-we have learned how to compare and add whole numbers, starting with two digit numbers and working our way up to numbers in the thousands and sometimes ten or hundred thousands place. We will continue working with larger numbers throughout the year as well by adding with regrouping (carrying/ carry over), subtracting with regrouping (borrowing), rounding, and multiplying and dividing them.

The kids completed their Chapter 1 Test and did very well!

SOCIAL STUDIES
We have been continuing with our learning the 50 states. We have learned them by regions. First the students had to fill out a map of one of the regions, study it, take a pre-test on it, then take an actual test on it. All of this work, as well as the review game we did today will help them with their ALL states test tomorrow (October 3). Students are only required to know the state name and placement on the map. If they identify the correct abbreviation for a state they will receive one extra credit point for each one.

Starting Friday or Monday we will begin our Continents & Oceans Unit as well as our Maps unit, which is where the students will learn about the 7 continents and 4 oceans of the world, and about the different types of Maps that are used to show the states, continents, and oceans.

SCIENCE
It has been slow going getting science in, but we have been learning about animal life cycles and what vertebrates and invertebrates are. We will finish our reading on animal life cycles either Thursday or Friday, then discuss animal habitats and adaptations. We will end our Animal Unit with the students doing a research project on an animal of their choice and create a project to share with the class.

ART
The students have been working on a fall leaf project, which they will finish on Friday. They had to color different types of leaves, glue fall colored tissue paper onto a piece of paper, and glue the leaves onto them. After gluing all tissue paper and leaves onto the paper they will put glitter around their leaves and/or on the veins of the leaves on their paper.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 3-13

MATH
We have been learning about place value, working with larger numbers, and rounding numbers. We will be starting with money this week. The skills we have been learning and practicing will be used when working with money and throughout the year.

SCIENCE
We have started an unit on animals. We have started discussing invertebrate and vertebrate animals. After learning about life cycles, habits, habitats, and adaptations of animals the students will be doing an animal report and sharing it with the class. They will be given time to work on it in class, but will also need to outside of class to work on it. When finished they will share their work/projects with the class.

SOCIAL STUDIES
On September 11 we discussed Patriot Day and that it is the observance day for September 11, 2001. We listened to the speech President George W. Bush gave to the people the night of the attacks, read some facts about the day, such as how many people were in the plane crashes and what times the planes hit the Twin Towers. The students were given 15 minutes to look through children's non-fiction books of the event from September 11, 2001 as well as some of the events that happened afterwards, such as candle vigils and other remembrance services. The books also discussed the remembrance pools created at Ground Zero and the headstone for Flight 93.

We have started introducing the 50 states of the United States. We watched two music videos listing the 50 states in song. The kids have filled out a full map of the U.S., and had to fill out the Midwest region this week. In the next few weeks we will be studying the rest of the regions. The kids will have a test on where the states are located and if they list the abbreviation of the state they will receive an extra credit point for each correct one listed. To help the students learn where the states are located they will fill out maps, put US states puzzles together and play games to recognize the shape and place the states are located. 
After finishing with the states we will discuss the continents and oceans of the world, and then discuss the types of maps and how to use them.

ART
The students created bubbles using oil pastels for their first art project; they turned out great! They look amazing in the hall!
The second, very small project they did was create a birthday card for Father Walter.
This week we will start a fall art project to hang in the hall before sending home.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Welcome 3rd Graders!

Dear 3rd Grade Families,

I was glad to see many of you attend Locker Night last night through my 4K door and can't wait to work with you this school year! Enjoy your last day of summer and getting ready for a fun first day of school tomorrow!

Best wishes,
Miss Peters

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

February/March 2019

We are presently learning about folktales.  As part of our studies we are writing a class book on fairy tales and tall tales that we will be sending in to be published.  Each family will be able to purchase a copy and when we receive them back we will celebrate with a author night at school.  The children are working very hard on their stories and I am sure you will enjoy them.
                                         
 

We have also spent some time playing games with sight words.







Enjoy a little competition.


MATH

In math we have been working hard on our multiplication facts by doing a Sweet Treats Quiz at the start of math class or playing different math games or activities. We have also been working on division facts by using flashcards, playing math games, or activities.







                   


 One St. Patrick's Day activity we did we used addition, multiplication, and division to figure out how many pieces in all we had, and how many pieces each student would get. When finished with the activity we were able to make to little leprechaun monsters.


SCIENCE

We finished our rock and soil unit in Science with a Rock Discovery Day! Students were able to touch, feel, and use magnifying glasses to look at rocks to discover what properties and minerals the rocks were made up of. We will come back to science in Quarter 4.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

We have been learning about different communities we belong to, and the rules, and responsibilities people have within those communities. Our next chapter will discuss the types of geography and the communities that live there, such as dessert, river, and mountain communities.

ART

In art we started (and will be finishing) our wineglass snowmen on Wednesday. The students have been having a blast making these!





















We made Valentine's for all our parents for Valentine's Day. The kids loved (or squealed) when painting their hands to make the projects! We hope you loved receiving a present they made! We also made Love Bugs to celebrate Valentine's Day at school.



For St. Patrick's Day the students made 3-D Shamrocks that we hung in the room. They will be starting a shamrock drawing on Wednesday, which will be hung in the hallway when finished.