We love math. This week, your child learned to locate fractions on a number line. This is a challenging concept; fraction circles and rectangles and groups make visual sense, so putting them on a line can be less intuitive. The class is doing well, however, and next week we will look at measurement and liquid volume. To practice area and perimeter, your child used graph paper to draw their name and calculate the area and perimeter of each letter. Check out our halls next week to see the awesome math/art!
In language arts, your child sharpened their writing skills by playing some games to learn the uses of the words there, their, and they’re. We also worked on to, two, and too. Whew! Opinion essays were wrapped up, and next week we will apply the same essay format to write about some very special people in our lives…our own personal heroes. Our current read-aloud is Wild Robot, a fun story about a robot who washes up on shore of an island. Roz the robot is learning what she can from the local animals in order to survive in the wilderness. Be sure to see what your child thinks of the book so far.
Thank you, PTA (that means you!) for filling the 3rd grade request to purchase a beautiful hardback children’s dictionary for each and every 3rd grader. We will use these dictionaries to teach alpha order, parts of speech, and other study skills. The books will stay at school to follow your child to their 4th grade classroom so they can continue to be used. At the end of 4th, the dictionary will come home with your child. Mill Valley Rotary used to supply us with the dictionaries, and when they informed us this program would end, our wonderful PTA stepped up. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Next week, your child will begin a social studies research project that they will need to complete at home. Watch for more details in your child’s backpack.