Thanks you all so very much for all your donations and help these last few weeks with the Lego Robotics, Greek Festival, and Smores...well...when we get more solar energy than we have had lately! The children have really been engaged in their learning and these activities help them make meaningful connections. I am grateful!!!!!!
***Picture retakes are tomorrow. If you want your child's picture re-taken, I must have a note!
MATH: OA1 - What is the relationship between Multiplication and Division? We will be looking at different strategies to help us solve multiplication problems. We will to study what division "looks like" and analyze how it is related to multiplication.
Reading: RF 1, 2,3 and RI 1, 2, 3: What do good readers think about while reading informational text? This week we will continue to work on learning our Social Studies standards on Paul Revere and talk about his Midnight Ride. We will also use our informational reading strategies to research Magnets and our Democracy. The children will use a Blog I created on Magnets to research the Magnet standards. They may use their device for this if they want to bring them.
In addition, we will be reading an informational newspaper and book that tells how our government is organized. Here are the Social Studies Standards for these.
Social Studies CG1: The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government. We will learn about the three branches of government and the three levels of government. The vocabulary for these is often difficult for third graders to remember. Use the student learning map below to help review the branches and levels.
Democratic Heritage Learning Map
On Tuesday, October 7, we will be taking a field trip to the Oconee County Courthouse, old Oconee County Jail, and Eagle Tavern. We are leaving school at 8:30 am and will return at 12:30. We will eat lunch at school when we get back! This is a great field trip! We get to see the Local Level of government and the 3 branches of government hands on! This trip ties in perfectly with our government standards! If you have not done so, please turn in $3.00 and a permission slip. We are only allowed to have two chaperones for this trip and those spots are taken. I am so sorry!
Science - S3P2 Students will investigate magnets and how they affect other magnets and common objects.
A. Investigate to find common objects that are attracted to magnets.
B. Investigate how magnets attract and repel each other.
Click here is the Student Learning Map on Magnets!!
Vocabulary Words of the Week : characterize and strategy
Spelling Pattern of the Week: Long u patterns
Writing: How do I write an opinion paper that includes details to support my opinion?
Grammar: We have been working on nouns throughout many lessons. I gave a short formative assessment and the children did really well! Many students need to work on possessive nouns, so we will continue to work on those. We work weekly on punctuation, capitalization, and other rules of convention. We will start pronouns next!
DROP IN THE BUCKET THIS WEEK Due Friday
WORK ON INSULATION PROJECT DUE MONDAY! The students wrote down some "deadlines" so they would not wait until the last minute!!!!! You may bring them in whenever!
Spelling : Study spelling words throughout the week. We will work on practicing these words in class during Daily 5 as well.