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Friday Newsletter: March 6, 2020

 

 

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Third Grade Newsletter

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”

~Barbara Bush

Café/Daily 5:  We continued reading from Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World.  This is certainly a story enjoyed by all. There have been so many text to self-connections made while reading.  Everyone can identify areas of growth with regards to the main character. We had a great time writing our Shoe Stories.  Amazing, when you think of what our shoes put up with on a daily basis.

Math: We practiced time on a number line. Students used a number line to determine the elapsed time of common daily activities. We read the book Biggest, Strongest, Fastest, which helped to introduce scale and referents. We then discussed the difference between the metric and U.S. customary systems of measurement, and then students worked with metric measures of grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters.

Social Studies: We began the week focusing on Taxation Without Representation.  We discussed The Sugar, Stamp, and Townsend Acts and then created posters as the Sons of Liberty to advertise our next meeting. We watcher more Liberty Kids episodes, which seems to be a class favorite. Next week, we will read a non-fiction piece on Ben Franklin.  While reading, we will be annotating the text.  We will place a star next to important details, circle important words, place a box around words we do not know and place a question mark near information we do not understand.  This is a great way to increase comprehension by responding to the text while reading.  We will then use this information to create an informative paragraph about Ben Franklin. 

Things to Remember: 

  • Friday, March 13th is a half day
  • Spring Break is Monday, March 15th-Friday, March 19th