PS 230 3rd Grade Team
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3-301 Ms. Imbriano, Room 307
3-302 Ms. Kim, Room 302
3-303 Ms. Sparks, Room 419
3-304 Ms. Vitolo and Ms. Dalonzo, Room 301
3-305 Ms. Bakalac and Ms. Sauco, Room 305
3-306 Ms. Cangro and Ms. Brierton, Room 303
3-307 Ms. Horowitz, Room 417
3/4 - 111 Ms. Caputo, Room 201
3rd Grade Archives
What is Third Grade learning in June?
In reading workshop, we will be continuing our Mystery Unit. Students are learning to read closely to notice details/clues that will help them figure out a mystery. They are making observations about characters’ traits and feelings in order to grow ideas about characters. Students are comparing and contrasting themes across mysteries.
Please continue to support your child at home by ensuring that they read every night. After reading, please ask your child to share facts that they are learning from their books as well as what text features they are using to support their learning.
In writing workshop, we will be starting our Writing About Research unit. Students will choose a country and research the geography and culture of that country. They will transfer what they have learned from informational writing to create a travel brochure, postcard, or poster. Their published piece will include facts, details and illustrations.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
- Encourage your child to reread his/her writing.
- Ask your child if they checked for capitalization at the beginning of their sentences and ended in punctuation.
In Social Studies, we will continue our study on countries around the world. Students will be exploring different countries around the world such as China and Mexico. We will discuss different types of culture, foods, resources, and how the land affects a country’s culture.
The NYSESLAT test is now over. Every English Language Learner put forth tremendous effort and we couldn’t be more proud of their hard work!
In math, we will be solving multi-step word problems involving multiplication and division. We will be identifying a variety of strategies. Students will use the relationship between multiplication and division to solve division problems. Students will combine hundreds to make numbers above 1,000. They will estimate problems with sums greater than 1,000. Students will use story contexts and representations to support explanations. Students will also write a story problem to represent an equation.
Third graders will be starting a new unit of study called, Structures of Life. Students will investigate structures of organisms and learn how some of the structures function in growth and survival. Students will observe various organisms and explain how animals adapt to their environment. Throughout the unit, your child will develop an attitude of respect for living things and use the scientific thinking process to conduct investigations.
During the month of June, 3rd grade students will reflect on what they learned about software applications this year. Students have learned how to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint as well as search for images using kid friendly search engines, such as www.Kiddle.com.
Students will also continue to develop their typing skills using Keyboarding Without Tears. These accounts will remain active during the summer. Encourage your child to practice for 10 minutes a day!
Students will be introduced to the architectural details of the buildings in our neighborhood. We will walk over to Green-Wood for an architectural element scavenger hunt and create a collage of 5 details they have learned.
The students have been working on their skills in Volleyball and will be having a tournament soon!