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Friday Newsletter: November 15, 2019




Third Grade Newsletter

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

~Native American Proverb

Café/Daily 5: This week we read Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.  In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for the boy’s emerging confidence facing his greatest challenge; blindness.  We discussed how we all have challenges and fears.  We were then able to create specific daily goals for ourselves.  As we achieve this daily goal, we add another knot to our own personal counting ropes. 

Math: Students worked in partners to fill in a ratio table of prices for rabbit food at the pet store. We discussed the strategies used (doubling, times 10) and made observations about the price list ratio table. We learned a new work place, Doubles Help, where we use doubles facts to help us solve multiplication problems. We began making turkey multiplication puzzles!

Social Studies:  We continue to focus on note-taking for our Native American Reports.  We will begin putting together components of the lap books next week.  We are also continuing to work on our turtle shells. This week we started a weaving project, in honor of Annie from our previous story, Annie and the Old One, and this will eventually be turned into a traditional Dream Catcher.

Things to Remember:

  • December 2nd and 3rd there is no school due to Student Led Conferences. It is very important that your child is present for the conference
  • December 12th and 13th our Holiday Show in Room 201 at 10:15 both days!