December Updates: Third Grade

Monthly News - 3rd Grade
December 03, 2018

December Newsletter for 3rd Grade


Language Arts Students will learn about nonfiction text features, dictionary skills, and finding the main idea of nonfiction stories. Students will continue to connect this with their writing by creating a nonfiction writing piece to highlight their knowledge! We will also be working on these comprehension skills with functional texts such as recipes, flyers, and advertisements.


Math In math students just wrapped up a geometry unit on 2D and 3D shapes, patterns, angles, and more! We are now spiraling back into multiplication and division. Students are working on learning and memorizing their multiplication times tables. We will also be learning how to multiply two digit by one digit.


ScienceOur next science unit will be Earth cycles. This will include the student of the natural cycles (moon cycle, seasons, tides, day/night, water cycle), energy resources, and the effects of human influence.


Social StudiesWe have begun world geography, including locating and naming the continents and oceans as well as labeling the equator and prime meridian. Third graders will also take a closer look at each countries characteristics including mountains, bodies of water, and other important landforms.  


Upcoming Dates

Dec 5thStudent of the month celebration

Dec 11thMidpoint of Quarter 2

Dec 14th – 3 hour early release

Dec 21st – 3rd grade winter party

Dec 21st – Ugly/holiday sweater spirit day

Dec 24-Jan 4 – Winter break

Jan 8th – AAP screening and referral information night