Clockwise: Mrs. Ayotte (Instructional Support), Miss Jackson, Mrs. Jannetty, Mrs. Chesnes
December 2017 Update:
Third Graders have been reading to determine the author’s purpose for writing the text: to persuade, to entertain, and to inform. Student have also begun to identify the main idea of the text as well as the character's point of view.Students have just wrapped up a unit on division. They learned multiple strategies to help solve division problems including arrays and fact families. Although the beginning of the year was devoted to multiplication and division, it is not a skill we will be putting aside. The facts will continue to be a focus this year. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division fluency is fundamental to future success in math. Any help you can provide your students will contribute to their continued math success.
Please continue to read with your child on a daily basis. This will help with reading fluency and comprehension. Please practice math facts on a daily basis, even if it is just a fact or two a day.
As always, the 3rd grade thanks you for your support! If you have not signed and returned your child’s permission slip for our field trip to The New Britain Museum of Art please do so.
Strategy for Home
Have your child introduce you to the many educational websites available for free through “Kids Links.” There is something for everyone.Telling time is still difficult for many children. Any practice you can do at home would be greatly appreciated. If your student can tell time have them work on elapsed time problems. For example..If the movie lasts 1 hour and 42 minutes what time will it be over?
October 2017 Update:
Currently in our 3rd grade classrooms, students have been planning and creating small moment stories. Students are learning to include a good beginning, organizing ideas, and adding details. In Reading, students are beginning to develop stamina and learning comprehension strategies that can be applied to any text. We are fortunate this year to have the support and guidance of Tracy Sinkwich, the school’s literacy specialist.
Time and money has been our focus in math. Students have been working on telling time to the minute and learning their multiplication facts up to the tens tables. These skills will continued to be practiced throughout the year. Any time you can work on these skills at home would be greatly appreciated. Be sure to ask your student the strategies they are learning in math to solve unknown facts.
Thanks to those parents who came to conferences. It was so nice meeting all of you. A home/school partnership is an important part of your child’s learning. We can always be reached on the phone or through email. As always, the 3rd grade thanks you for your support. Please continue to have your child read for twenty minutes on a daily basis.
Strategy for Home
- Ask your child questions about the stories they are reading.
- To help with math skills and word problems at home, multiplication.com is a great website to try!