January Monthly Updates: Third Grade
January Newsletter for 3rd Grade
We hope everyone had a relaxing winter break! After returning for break we will wrap up the second quarter. As the weather continues to get colder please make sure you are sending your child to school with a jacket and a hat or gloves if it is cold! We will have recess if it 32 degrees or warmer!
Language Arts— The third graders are continuing to work on reading and understanding functional texts including advertisements, fliers, recipes, and directions. The students are continuing to working on nonfiction writing as well. Third graders will begin working on critical literacy in book clubs this month.
Math— In math students are wrapping up their second unit of multiplication and division. We will begin our second unit of addition and subtraction. In this unit students will work on place value with up to 6 digit numbers and adding and subtraction of up to 4 digit numbers. Students will also work on counting, comparing, and making change with money.
Science— We are currently working on our next science unit, 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 Studies— We just wrapped up world geography in which we learned about continents, oceans, and geography vocabulary. Third graders will begin to study Ancient Egyptian culture including learning about pyramids, social hierarchies, and what daily life is like for an Egyptian.
Jan 7th – First day back to school
Jan 8th – AAP screening and referral information night
Jan 10th – PTA meeting
Jan 11th – Spirit day: Crazy hair day!
Jan 14th – Student of the month celebration
Jan 18th – 3 hour early release
Jan 21st – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School
Jan 24th – End of 2nd Quarter
Jan 25th – Teacher Workday– No School
Feb 1st – Spirit day: Jersey day