eblast March 27

Notes and Important Information

  • Soup Kitchen: Just a reminder to please send in all Soup Kitchen items this Wednesday, April 1. We will pack sandwiches on Thursday, April 2, but would like to know what we have or need more of on Wednesday. If you do not remember what to bring in, please email your child’s teacher. Thank you!!
  • Our 3rd grade performance has been rescheduled for April 30 at 6:00 pm. More details to come soon about costumes, meeting locations, etc.
  • The End of Grade (EOG) tests are coming up. These tests have been scheduled for May 27 and 28. Please make every effort possible to have your child at school on time these days.

Important Dates

Our Character trait for March is Perseverance

April 1- soup kitchen items due at school, 3rd Grade Performance at 6:00pm

April 2- 3rd grade packing sandwiches for lunch project

April 3-12- Spring Break!!

April 17- 3-5 Fun Day

April 22- 3rd quarter report cards come home

April 24- Spirit Day

April 27- Reading 3D testing window opens

April 30- 3rd grade Performance at 6:00pm

Curriculum Updates:

Reading:

We will wrap up poetry this week!

  •         Students will work to identify the main idea in poems.
  •         Students will then compare and contrast poems they read.
  •         We will take a final post- test next Thursday to assess student learning. This grade will be part of 4th quarter grades.

After spring break we will complete a 2 week study of fables!

  • Students will determine the moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • Students will describe characters’ traits and feelings in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Writing:

Students are writing poetry to correlate with our poetry reading unit.

    • Students are analyzing the elements of poems and creating some of their own to match these styles and elements.
    • poems include elements such as stanzas, alliteration, rhyme, rhythm, metaphors, and similes in their work.
    • Students carefully selecting specific language for their poems to make them descriptive for their reader.
    • After Spring Break, students will write poems about found objects. If you find any natural objects (shells, rocks, leaves, etc.) while on your spring break travels, pick these up and bring them in as inspiration for writing!

Math:

We are moving into Unit 8 which builds on addition and subtraction concepts learned earlier this year.

  • Students will refine their addition, subtraction, and multi-step word problem strategies.
  • Students will strengthen their knowledge of place value, using it to round numbers to the nearest hundred.
  • Please continue to practice multiplication and division facts at home: It crucial students master their multiplication facts to prepare for success in 4th grade. We will continue assessing their mastery of these facts each week, so please practice these with your student at home. By the end of 3rd grade, it is expected that students will have quick and accurate recall and use multiplication combinations from 0x0 to 12 x 12.

Science:

  • Students are wrapping up their study of plants including their needs, structures, and uses.
  • In April, we will begin a liquid volume and mass unit.
    • Students will measure and estimate liquid volume and masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms, and liters.
    • Students will add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units.
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