Hope everyone had a fun-filled break!! 🙂 It was so nice to see everyone this morning, and to hear about so many exciting adventures during the break:) Thank you so much for signing up for a conference time on Signup Genius:) I only have a few families who have not yet signed up. Today conference confirmation letters will arrive home, and please just sign the form and return in your child’s yellow folder on Tuesday. This form will confirm the conference time that you signed up for on Sign Up Genius. I look forward to meeting with everyone soon, and can’t wait to share your child’s areas of growth during our first quarter together! Please note specials for the week and important instructional highlights below. I have included homework tips in the homework tips page at the top of our website:)
Have a wonderful week!!
Specials for the Week of October 1st:
Tuesday: Maker Space
Wednesday: STEM Lab
Instructional Highlights for the Week:
This week, we will finish up Stone Fox, our anchor text, and will revisit identification of character traits, author’s craft, and summarizing fiction texts. We will create advertisements for our anchor text this week as well, and this will be the perfect culminating activity as we end our first reading unit, Building A Reading Life. On Tuesday, we will complete our summative assessment for our first reading unit. We will also have opportunities this week to practice our third grade comprehension checklist for answering questions about fiction texts. I will be sending this home with homework beginning next week:)
We will finish up publishing our true stories, and this week we will especially focus on composition of our ending. We will study our 3rd grade narrative rubric expectations as we establish strong closure for our story ending. We will also revisit use of figurative language in our story body and will engage in our final editing and revisions. I am so proud of everyone for their hard work during our first writing unit!!
Math Workshop and Number Talks:
Number Talks this week will focus on creating multiplication equations to represent repeated addition sentences. For example, for the equation 2 + 2 + 2 + 2, the matching multiplication equation would be 4 X 2 (or 4 groups of 2) . We will continue to practice 2-step word problems this week that require us to use the two operations of addition and subtraction. Stations will include subtraction review, visual representations of multiplication equations (arrays), error analysis of multiplication arrays, and two-step word problems.
We will finish up our study of soil types this week, and our summative assessment will be next Tuesday.
Review of Goods and Services in our economy.
Grammar, Spelling, and Cursive: Use of possessive nouns, /ir/ controlled “r” review, and lowercase cursive letters.