PS 230 Open House Schedule
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3rd Grade News - November 2017
In reading workshop, we will begin our Character Studies Unit. Students will study their characters more closely, noting what they do and say. We will look for patterns we notice and form bigger theories about our characters. We will also notice how our characters grow and change over the course of a story. Students will pay close attention to the problems the characters are facing and how they solve them
Please continue to support your child at home by ensuring that they read every night. After reading, please ask your child to retell the beginning, middle and end from their fiction books as well as discuss the characters, setting, problem and solution. Also, please ask your child to share facts that they are learning from their non-fiction books as well as what text features they are using to support their learning.
In writing workshop, we will begin our Baby Literary Essays. Students will be making a claim about their characters and supporting them with text evidence. Students will also compare two characters from two different stories.
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 math, we will be working on exploring different types of addition and subtraction story problems. Students will be using the open number line to show strategies, such as, partial sums and counting on. Students will be practicing adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers.
Students will continue their investigation into matter through measurement. They will identify the need for a standard unit of measurement for volume and temperature.
Students will use metric tools to measure volume of liquid and capacities of containers. Students also will measure temperature using a thermometer calibrated in degrees Celsius. They will be able to identify that a change in temperature using a thermometer is a result of an addition or subtraction in heat.
Watch the weather channel with your child and talk about the differences between Celsius and Fahrenheit. See if your child can convert the temperature into degrees Celsius.
During the month of January, 3rd grade students will continue their study of Applications. Students are currently working on a Microsoft Word project that is “All About” them! They have typed their ideas into a document and have learned how to change font style, color, and size. They will be learning how to use kid-friendly search engines to include pictures in their piece.
If students have access to a computer at home, they are encouraged to practice their skills by making posters, invitations, typing writing pieces, etc.!
In Social Studies, we will begin our country study. Students will be exploring different countries around the world, such as, China and Mexico. We will be discussing different types of culture, food, resources and how land affects a country’s culture.
In January we will continue to explore different key signatures on the glockenspiel, and will play music that uses the various sharps and flats indicated in these key signatures. We will also learn about the sixteenth note rhythm.
We are finishing up Football activities and will be beginning Floor Hockey activities of handling, passing & shooting. This will increase movement and coordination with an emphasis on refining our gross motor skills.
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