This week in the third grade we finished researching various elements of ecosystems and biomes for our projects. Next week, the students will complete their museum exhibits using various art materials. To do this, they will need a shoebox (one per pair).
Math: In Math we practiced rounding to the nearest 10s, 100s and 1000s. We have also learnt multiplying 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number and practiced division. The students have solved a lot of word problems and multiplied amounts of money (decimal numbers).
We have also been preparing for Thanksgiving! We are practicing our reader’s theater for the upcoming celebration. We have read many Native American legends through a play format. The students continued comprehension activities regarding Native Americans in the Northwest of the USA, and read multiple texts in order to compare sources. Students in projects have been creating their own Thanksgiving meal, complete with a menu, table settings, and an invitation. The students disguised turkeys in order to save them from being eaten on Thanksgiving. They wrote short persuasive pieces on why their disguise will work. We finished our week with a genre escape room in order to review the concept!
This week in language arts the fourth graders continued working on persuasive writing. We also reviewed genres with an escape room activity. Next week, the students will be writing persuasive pieces in 30-40 minutes.
Science: In science we talked about different ways in which plants can be pollinated. Then we talked about animal reproductions and cycles of life. The students learnt the difference between a complete and incomplete metamorphosis that insects undergo. Finally we started discussing different physical adaptations that help plants and animals survive in their environment. Monday Dec 2nd: end of chapter test
Social Studies: On Tuesday Dec 3rd there will be a test about the early history of America: the Native Americans, Christopher Columbus’s expedition and the interchange of goods that followed, the revolution.
English: In English, we have been working with the sound d, and learning concept words (gym, mall, movie theater, restaurant, supermarket, zoo).
Science: In Science, We have continued with reviewing the basic needs of people.
Social studies: In Social Studies, we have continued reviewing wants and needs and my community.
Math: In math, we have continued counting numbers 1-10 and learning positions where is it located and creating solid shapes.
As always have a great week
Math: In math we continued working on measuring in centimeters to the nearest millimeter. We measured the distance around triangles.
Science: In Science we continued our unit on animals. We completed a project about animal groups. We learned about animal life cycles and compared the different changes that happen in the animal groups.
Language Arts: During Language arts we visited the Book Fair on Thursday and had the chance to look at many beautiful books. Our focus this week was on main idea and details and being able to identify them in different texts.
This week in the third grade we continued learning about Native Americans, specifically in the southwest. The students created a glossary for difficult and unknown words in the text. We also continued our ecosystem projects. During ICT, we researched our biomes and ecosystems and organized our notes and materials. The students also learned about more parts of speech, specifically abstract nouns and adverbs.
In math we finished the Textbook 1. Please provide your child with Textbook 2 for next week. We practiced different problems with volume in liters and mililiters and converting this two units. We also continue mastering the times table up to the multiples of 11 and start with division as the opposite action to multiplication. The students have also revised placing numbers on a number line and rounding them to the nearest 100.
It was wonderful to meet with all of the parents who came for parent-teacher meetings. I appreciate your partnership!