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!
In Language Arts, we focused on words with ‘L blends’, such as (play, clap, glad, etc.) In Reading groups, we worked on identifying the main idea and supporting details. In Literacy Statins, student built words using pattern blocks and wrote sequence stories.
In Math, we practiced skip counting by 5s to 120. Please encourage your child to practice skip counting by 10s and 5s at home. We applied our skip counting skills when organizing our “Counting Collections”. Students counted a collection of objects and drew how they counted, encouraging students to group their objects and practice skip counting. In Math Stations, we wrote number sentences to represent word problems, built numbers by combining smaller parts using cuisinare rods, and found the missing number to make ten. We took the Unit 3 Math test on Friday.
In Social Studies, we began thinking about ‘conflict’, we tuned into the idea of conflict by choosing a color that represents conflict and explaining the choice. We began a curriculum called “Zones of Regulation”. This curriculum gives the students language to talk about their emotions, strategies for regulating emotions, and problem solving skills.
This week in the fourth grade we wrote our first persuasive pieces! The students learned about the structure of persuasive text and answered the question: Which season is the best and why? They took their pieces through the writing process with a focus on topic sentences, transitions, and a solid counterclaim. We also had our first inference circles! The students sat in groups and drew conclusions based on written text and/or pictures. It was a wonderful week!
In science we started talking about plants: parts of plants and their functions, the difference between vascular and non-vascular plants, how does the photosynthesis happen and why is it so important? How do plants reproduce? We learnt about different ways a plant can be pollinated and the life cycle of a plant.
English: In English, we have been working with the sound m, and learning concept words (bus driver, doctor, job mail carrier, police officer, teacher).
Science: In Science, We have been reviewing the basic needs of people.
Social studies: In Social Studies, we have been reviewing wants and needs and my community.
Math: In math, we have continued counting numbers 1-10 and learning positions where is it located
As always have a great week