January Monthly Updates: Third Grade

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Monthly News - 3rd Grade
December 19, 2018

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.

ScienceWe 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.

 

Upcoming Dates

Jan 7thFirst day back to school

Jan 8th – AAP screening and referral information night

Jan 10th – PTA meeting

Jan 11th – Spirit day: Crazy hair day!

Jan 14thStudent of the month celebration

Jan 18th3 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 1stSpirit day: Jersey day