October Monthly Updates: 3rd Grade
Language Arts—The third graders will build on their reading skills by practicing making predictions and asking questions while reading. Third graders are working on understanding characters and how characters change over the course of a story. They will also learn to connect what they know about sequence words to aid comprehension in their narrative writing. This month third graders will continue with their narrative writing unit and will explore the importance of using detail words while writing.
Math— Students wrapped up a unit on addition and subtraction at the beginning of the month. In math students are beginning to learn about multiplication and division using models including arrays, pictures, and number lines! Students are not expected to know their multiplication facts at this point in the year.
Science— Our lady bugs have arrived!! We are so excited to have live specimens in our classrooms. This month we will watch as our lady bugs go through metamorphosis. Our observations will help us understand the behavioral and physical adaptations and lifecycle of ladybugs.
Social Studies—As we wrap up our civics unit, we will begin to jump into geography and map skills to wrap up the first quarter.
In the Know
10/4 – Interims go home
10/8 – Student holiday
10/26 – Picture day
10/30 – Field trip to Huntley Meadows – Olson, Rowader, Brotemarkle
10/31 – Field trip to Huntley Meadows – Bershadsky, Kim, Hopkins