I hope that everyone enjoyed their long weekend! I had an absolute blast in Phoenix, the wedding was a huge success (minus the dripping sweat off all the groomsmen), we went to the zoo, shopping, and an outdoor water park. I will try to get some pictures up here soon!
Now that we have had our last little break until the end of the year we are back at the daily grind. I have heard a lot of great stories about how the field trip went and I hope that those resonated at home as well.
In science we have been making some awesome observations about our new caterpillars that have taken up a piece of our desk as their home. There has been lots of growth, shedding of skin, and of course the hot topic, the pooping. The caterpillars are going to start to pupate soon and we are really excited to watch them move into the next phase of their life cycle. I am also attaching a picture of all the students with their projects from the last unit.
It is that dreaded time again, math test time. We will be having our math test tomorrow for the unit of Geometry. The test will focus on naming objects, understanding the difference between prism and pyramid, sorting objects based on a given set of rules, and identifying edges, faces, and vertices. Please watch for a few things to be coming home in the next few days. We will be starting our next, and final unit, Patterning later in the week.
- Unit rubric
- Math test
- Patterning Extra Practice booklet
Social is going really well here in grade three where I feel we are building strong global citizens. We are continuing with the great pencil challenge, where we did our most recent check in today. There were a few who had lost their pencils, but still no where near the amount that we had seen previously. We are also still learning about the different geographical regions and how the affect quality of life of the people that live there. We are looking at the food, climate, basic needs, and how they are met in the different regions.
Finally, in Language arts we have been practicing our reading strategies that we have learned throughout the year so that we can use them on our Reading PAT. The strategies are excellent at helping the students comprehend the books they read, and can easily be practiced at home. Discuss the following strategies with your children and make them explain them to you so they are getting reinforcement at home. Visualization, schema, making connections, making inferences, and asking questions are all strategies that we use, sometimes subliminally, that help us greatly understand what we read.
Until next time!