I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Here are some announcements as well as an update on what we will be learning this week. Last week was full of new learning about how we do things in 3rd grade, and students have done a fantastic job of learning new routines. I am excited for a great year!
No homework this week.
The specials schedule is posted on the “Specials Schedule” tab of our blog. Please note that library day is Friday this year.
Scholastic Book Order
I will be placing an order on Friday. If you would like to place an order this month, Click here to order.
If you do not have a Scholastic account, click here to set up an account. Use the class code: MMC6Y
From Sara Seth, our Spanish Immersion Director: Dear SI Parents! Here is an opportunity to help an SI teacher in a small way! Consider donating $5 to our TeacherPayTeacher website where we can purchase materials in SPANISH for our classrooms!
Reading: Students are starting the year with a unit about good reading habits. We will talk about choosing a space that will help us do our best reading, what it means to be a focused reader, setting goals for ourselves as readers, and the importance of picking books that are a good fit. We will also start our English decoding and spelling program this week.
Writing: Students had fun decorating their writing notebooks last week (we will finish up Monday)! This week we will focus on ways to generate ideas for narrative stories by brainstorming lists of special people and places as well as thinking of moments with strong emotions. We will also talk about what it means to focus on a “small moment” of a story.
Math: Last week students starting learning about multiplication! We will continue to practice the 5s multiplication facts and learn how to represent multiplication as equal groups and as arrays. We will end the week exploring the meaning of division.
Bible: We begin our year with a study of Ephesians. We have talked about God’s plan of salvation for us and what it means to work together as the body of Christ. This week we will focus on what it means to follow in Christ’s footsteps.
Science: We are starting our weather unit this week! We introduced it last week by discussing why the weather is different in different places around the world. This week, we will explore instruments that we use to measure weather.
Have a wonderful week!
Dates to Remember:
Friday, August 30: No School (Labor Day Break)
Monday, September 2: No School (Labor Day Break)
Friday, September 6: Chapel 8:25-9:00 (Families Welcome)
Monday, September 16: Picture Day
Friday, September 20: Chapel 8:25-9:00 (Families Welcome)