Thanksgiving

Please note that we will be having an early dismissal on Tuesday, November 22 at 11:30. There will be no school the rest of that week in honor of Thanksgiving. We will be accepting canned goods and nonperishable items for the food pantry until Tuesday. Thank you to all who have already donated and for those who plan on doing so. What a wonderful way to show our students that it is in giving that we also receive.

Multiplication Arrays

An array is an arrangement of objects, usually in rows and columns. Arrays are used in 3rd grade math to help children visualize the multiplication problems they are solving. Our class is learning to do arrays so that the children can understand the concept of multiplication, therefore taking the abstract and making it concrete.

Mutliplication Array Example

Although we are just getting started on multiplication, have your child practice visualizing this concept at home by playing an engaging, interactive game. Click on the picture below to take you there!

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Third Six Weeks

Here is a peek into what our class will be working on during the third six weeks:

* Graphs and Patterns

* Concept of multiplication

*Rounding and estimating

*Counting money

***Please remember that all concepts are spiraled throughout the year, meaning we will continue to review all concepts that have been previously taught.

 

Reading

* Compare and contrast

*Cause and effect

*Prefixes and suffixes

 

Grammar

*Common and proper nouns

* Plural nouns

*Capitalization

 

Progress reports and graded work will be sent home Wednesday, November 30.  The 3rd six weeks ends on Friday, December 16.  Report cards and graded work will be sent home on Thursday, January 5.

 

Jot Your Thoughts

Our student writing blog, Jot Your Thoughts, is now ready for your viewing pleasure!  This is how you will be able to access your child’s personal blog. You can get to your child’s blog by first clicking on the picture above, then clicking on their name on the left-hand side of the Jot Your Thoughts main blog page.  I encourage you to subscribe to the Jot Your Thoughts blog so that you will know when your child has posted something new.  Our class is still getting used to the blogging process so we are on a wonderful technological journey together.

Our first writing project this year has been a Halloween Acrostic. Be sure to check out what wonderful things your child wrote, and feel free to see what other classmates came up with as well. We love positive comments so be sure to leave one!

Subtraction

Would you like to help your child see a tangible demonstration on how to subtract and regroup but don’t know how to offer that to them? You don’t have to! Click on the picture to see a wonderful video that models subtraction with regrouping. Then, print out a copy of our subtraction rhyme that we use on a daily basis. Have  fun as your child explains what each line of the rhyme means. Afterward, you both can chant it as you practice together!