Good morning! I apologize for the late post during this short week!

This week, we are . . .

Reading: asking and answering questions with informational texts to help us better understand the text. The students will read informational texts about third grade science and social studies topics to apply this skill.

Writing: revising our small moment narratives. The students will learn how to write paragraphs and when to start a new paragraph!

Spelling: studying “R” influenced words with Sort 4. On Wednesday night, students will write their words on ABC order. On Thursday night, students will sort words based on vowel pattenrs on page 18 in Words Their Way books. If students are completing the spelling homework assignments each week, they are well prepared for the spelling test each Friday!

Grammar/Language Arts: studying quotation marks and how to punctuate dialogue. This skill will be applied to small moment narratives as well.

Math: finding area of rectangles and polygons by tiling. Students will count unit squares to find area of polygons and rectangles. We will return to multiplication next week. With the weekly word problem KWL, please make sure students are using information from the word problem to explain the reasonableness of their answers!!

Social Studies: comparing and contrasting our government to the government of Ancient Greece. We are wrapping up geography today! Next week, we will go deeper into Ancient Greece’s influence on U.S. architecture and the Olympics!

Important Information:

Field Trip Forms: Due THIS Friday! T-shirt cost is also included in the fee. I can’t wait to see our students exploring rocks and minerals with our awesome third grade t-shirts!

Chorus Kick-Off: If your student is in Chorus, please check-out this announcement from Mrs. Mungin: “Parents, this is a reminder that the chorus kick-off is Thursday at 6:30 in the Teasley Café.  Any student that was invited to chorus and returned their purple ticket is encouraged to attend.  This is the only parent meeting for the year and very important information will be discussed.  Fabulous door prizes will be given away along with complimentary music lessons at the Music Studio at Vinings will be awarded to two lucky students who attend.  See you there!”  

Friday Journals: Please let me know if you are unable to respond to your students in the Friday journals. This is a great way for you to have a discuss with your students about what they are learning in school! 🙂

Have a great first week of September!

Miss Nichols