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We have had had another wonderful week in Room 5! Students have enthusiastically embraced the routines of the "big kid" hallway and switching classes for writing, math, and reading. In our homeroom, third graders are taking ownership of all of the jobs that make our room run smoothly--running the morning meeting, taking care of our class library, messenger duties, even a class DJ for "brain breaks!"
Since teachers are receiving training in the third grade Project Lead the Way science curriculum, the science and social studies block has been devoted to studying the geography of Connecticut. Kids are using map skills with maps, atlases, computer models, and Google Earth to explore Connecticut. Our non-fiction reading taught us that for a tiny state, Connecticut has many varied geographical features such as rivers, lakes, mountains, and coastline.
Our word work has focused on using commas for a list (the serial comma) as well as part of speech like nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Check out these great words kids gathered from the books they are reading:
Even though grammar doesn’t sound very exciting, Room 5 is really enjoying our hilarious Verb-Adverb game! We play by drawing one verb card and one adverb card to act out silly, mismatched combinations like “twirl sadly” and “tiptoe mysteriously” and “baby step angrily.” Using powerful words can really help kids be stronger writers and readers!
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for a parent-teacher conference with me. I'll be sending home confirmation reminders on Friday. If you haven't signed up yet, it's really important to do so soon. I'm really looking forward to updating you on your child's progress!
October is Fire Prevention month, so third graders will attend an important assembly presented by Haddam Fire Department later this month.
Mrs. Lenahan recently sent home a helpful "how to" sheet that illustrates how specific math concepts are taught to third graders. Some concepts look very different from how we all learned, so consultinhg this guide can help you understand how your child was taught. you can contact any f s with questions.
Hello Room 5 families!
Please join me for an overview of the third grade curriculum and a tour of the classroom tomorrow evening, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. You will hear about third grade expectations for work at school and homework. You can sign up for fall conference appointments at that time as well.
I look forward to seeing you and chatting about your child’s third grade year!
Third Grade Teacher
Burr Elementary School
ur new platooning model, I am teaching reading to all third graders. I am passionate about meeting kids at their own levels to strengthen reading skills while reinforcing students' love of and confidence in reading.