3rd graders LOVE Enrichment with Mrs. Voigt! She is in desperate need of paper towel tubes and Styrofoam egg cartons. These are the supplies your children use to create amazing projects. If you can help, please send in these supplies with your child. The Enrichment team thanks you in advance!
NOVEMBER IN THIRD GRADE
Our young writers have been creating Personal Narratives and are publishing their first story and sharing their work during a writer’s celebration. Ask your child about which story from their life they have chosen to publish. We are sure they will be more than happy to share their ideas with you.
This month in Math are wrapping up Unit 2 and will launch Unit 3. In this Unit, we will be exploring operations. It is important that students are practicing math facts nightly – flash cards, Xtramath, or simply quizzing your child at any time are all good strategies. Whatever method your child prefers is what will work best for them!
In Reading, students are working on their character unit of study. They have learned to identify character traits using textual evidence, make logical predictions based on what they know about the character’s traits and actions, and to find the lesson(s) that the characters learned through the story.
Homework is an important part of third grade. The work that is sent home is a review of something the students have learned in class, typically that same day, or a particular skill that they need to study and/or apply on their own. At this point, students know that they are responsible for completing homework assignments in a timely manner. You will be notified if your child is missing an assignment.
In Science, third graders are learning the steps of the scientific process. They have learned that scientists, make observations about the world around them, ask questions, make hypotheses, plan experiments, draw conclusions, and share their results. Students have also studied the tools that scientists use to help them investigate the world around them. We will be having a science test on Thursday, November 17.
In Social Studies, we have been exploring the concept of community as well as covering important information about the election. The students were most excited to learn about the electoral college.
Week of Respect
We have a short week coming up!
It is also the Week of Respect. Each day Byrd School will participate in various activities and lessons that focus on how to show respect.
Some fun activities that you need to know about are:
10/5- “Show Respect” on Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention© An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™- wear a blue shirt
10/6-”Team Up Against Bullying”-wear sports clothing
10/7-”Be Proud of Yourself and Your School”-wear school colors or your favorite shirt.
Week of Respect Assembly, "The Ooch Experience-Giving Kids Skills for Life," will be on Thursday, October 6th at 1 pm.
Thank you for coming to Back to School Night last night! It was wonderful to meet the new faces in 3B.
Beginning next week your child's homework will be a little different. We will still have reading and math and we will be adding a Word Study component. As I explained last night, homework is not an activity that should frustrate your child - or you . Please remember to let me know if your child is experiencing any difficulty with an assignment.
Have a wonderful weekend!
FIRST DAY INFORMATION
Please make note of our specials schedule.
A few things you need to know about 3rd grade specials:
WELCOME TO 3B!
The beginning of the school year is so exciting! I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year. My goal is for each child to become a confident risk taker. I believe that by providing a nurturing environment, children learn to trust, and then are willing to try new things. I know that it’s also important that the lines of parent-teacher communication are open so that we can provide the best experience for all children. Please contact me via email, school phone or send in a note should you ever want to discuss anything. email@example.com
This is going to be great year!
Monday - ART
Tuesday - LEARNING CENTER
Wednesday - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Thursday - MUSIC
Friday - PHYSICAL EDUCATION