In writing we are working on our "Passion Project". This writing piece is the culmination of our opinion writing unit. Students are working very hard at various stages of the writing process. I am very proud of the enthusiasm and determination students are applying to this project.
We hit the ground running this week!
We began writing our "Passion Pieces". This writing assignment will culminate our opinion writing unit. Students began filling out a graphic organizer today and will go through many steps before publishing a final product in two weeks. I am really excited to see this project through.
In Social Studies this week we continued to learn about the Wampanoags. We read about Squanto and the early trading that happened between tribes and Pilgrims. We learned about the first Thanksgiving and the traditional foods we believe they ate.
In math, we are learning about area and perimeter. Students have demonstrated a firm grasp of measuring perimeter and simple area. We will continue to find the area of more complex shapes.
Have a great weekend!
It has been a very busy time in third grade! We worked happily and creatively through Caine's Arcade and shared our games with our Kindy book buddies. It was interesting to see how well students explained their games to each other and how well they played together.
We are coming to the end of our introduction to multiplication unit in math. I am so proud of the effort students are putting into using the various properties to help solve equations. We will have an end of unit assessment soon and new RTI groups will be formed.
In Social Studies we continue to learn about the Wampanoag and Pilgrims. Yesterday we learned about the differences in what the boys and girls learned and the jobs they had in their families.
It is hard to believe but we have reached the second rotation for "helpers of the week" in Room 9. This second rotation has brought on a new privilege of sitting in a comfy teacher chair for the week. Also this week, helpers will capture photos on our classroom camera and write a blog post on Friday. I am so excited for this new challenge for third graders.
I am proud of the way Room 9 handled the ALICE drill today. We hope to never have to use the practice for ALICE drills or fire drills in real life but it is always best to be prepared. Students followed protocol and I am very proud of them!
We are so excited for our field trip later this week. The weather looks to be chilly and rainy. Please dress your child in weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Portions of the trip will be indoors but also outdoors. Remember a disposable lunch, drinks and snacks. We are so thankful for all the volunteers who will meet us there.
We met our Kindy book buddies today! Room 9 students were so happy and excited to meet the kindergarten students they will work with this year. For the first time, third graders are the OLDER partner in book buddies. We talked about the responsibility in being the leaders and what that means. We will meet with our book buddies in Room 2 every 2-3 weeks. Ask your child who they are paired up with.
Come back often to see what's up in Room 9 and see pics too!