Hello 3rd grade families,
What a great year this has been so far. We have all been working so hard to make it so far. The kids have been so positive through our second round of NWEA testing. Progress reports from testing should be sent home in the next few weeks. A key virtue we have been working on is “Temperance” meaning we are doing the right thing at the right time. The 3rd graders have been showing this so much and it has been so amazing seeing them grow to this point.
In core virtues this week we are finishing our special virtue clouds. The assignment required each student to write a virtue on a cloud they are hoping to improve on. This is to set a reminder when they are looking at it what their goal is this quarter. This makes me so happy to see the kids making goals they are working so hard towards.
I hope everyone has a great week.
For computer class this week, students will be working on NWEA benchmark assessments.
Good morning, third grade families,
Welcome to our 3rd quarter! This marks our halfway point in third grade, and our time seems to be flying! The students are working hard and we’ll maintain our focus on great learning as we embark upon the second half of the year.
This week in English, you can expect the following:
Morning Forum: We would love to have you join us on Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday for our small reading groups.
Literature and Reading Skills: This week we will continue in our study of Norse Mythology through the reading of several short myths including Thor and His Hammer and Balder, the Beautiful. The students will be examining characters and the significance of each one presented in our readings. The students will share their knowledge of the key characters in Norse myths in their Norse Mythology Study Packets, and then will share ideas with the class. Finally, we will be connecting our readings to the phrase, “His bark is worse than his bite.”
Writing Skills: As we continue our study of spelling patterns and rules, we will take a couple days this week to learn the correct spelling of the days of the week and understand how each day was named. We will also continue to learn about the impact of prefixes and suffixes on base words, and how these affixes affect the true meaning of words. Further, we will continue our work with diagramming sentences, now implementing prepositional phrases. Finally, we will round out the week with continued practice of capital letters N, O, P, and Q.
Mastery Quizzes: These return this week and the following words will be on our daily quizzes:
Wednesday: invite, invitation, accept, except
Thursday: extraordinary, concern, decision
Friday: very, vary, various, recent
Homework: This week the students will have spelling sentences sent home on Tuesday, due back on Thursday.
Enjoy the week ahead!