We've had a great first week in 3rd grade! Thank you for initialing your child's planner each day. This lets me know you've seen what we're working on and what homework they have. This is also a way to communicate notes to me-about riding the bus or homework or anything. Anything that is homework will be CIRCLED in the planner. The students have done a great job completing and returning math homework this week! We'll have a spelling list written in the planner as well as start reading logs next week.
I've had a few students ask about snacks. We do not eat snacks daily in third grade. Thankfully we have an early lunch this year. However, there are times we'll have a "working snack" where we have a small snack to tide us over. I like to do this on days we have tests. IF you'd like to send in something for snacks, we'd appreciate it. We have 13 students. We have a student w/allergies so no peanut butter, peanuts or sunflower oil please. Animal crackers, cheese its or goldfish, graham crackers and granola bars are some good examples.
We are starting multiplication in math. Having your child practice repeated addition (2 groups of 3 is 3+3=6, is the same as 2x3=6 is what we're working on this week. Give them a handful of cheerios and ask them to make 3 groups of 4....and say a repeated addition sentence, and then a multiplication sentence. Also, several students would benefit from reviewing money...how much each coin is worth and adding up different values (ex. 3 quarters, 2 dimes and 5 nickels.) This is a great thing to practice at home. Skip counting is another easy thing to work on that really helps with multiplication. We do this daily at school, but reinforcing it at home is great! (ex. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 27, 30).
We were able to check out books from the classroom and school libraries this week. Students should always have a book in their desks and in their backpacks (if they go to after school.) We'll start BOB (Battle of the Books) in September. We are still deciding on a day of the week to meet (after school from 3-4)6. This is a club that 3rd-6th graders can be in. More info to come!
Thank you for your support! Have a great day!