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November

Content Literacy News

Third graders begin this year by studying Matter and Measurement! Ms. Beltran, our Science teacher, sees us twice a week to work on our Science topics with us. In class we will also be exploring the states of Matter and Measurement by reading complex texts. We will read texts, complete activities, and write all about what we’re learning. Please ask your child to tell you about the important ideas learned in Science.

reading

Reading News

During the first two weeks of November our students will be immersed in mystery books, working in book clubs. Students will shift from reading mysteries to reading other types of fiction. Then the students will read informational texts. During this unit, we will work on reading to learn, grasping main ideas, and exploring different text structures. Some of the goals in this unit are determining importance as we read, lifting the level of thinking while we read, and synthesizing and growing ideas.

Content Literacy News

The third graders will study matter and measurement! In class. We will also be exploring the states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) by reading complex texts. We will read texts, complete activities, and write all about what we’re learning. Please ask your child to tell you about the essential ideas learned in science.

writing

Writing News We are now writing opinion pieces about changing the world through speeches, editorials, and petitions. We will look for things in our community we would like to change. Once we have identified something we would want to change, we will come up with reasons to support our claim.

math

Math News

Our new unit is all about data. The unit focuses on using bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots. The children will be collecting, representing, describing, organizing and interpreting data. They will also generate measurement data by using inches, half inches, feet, and yards. Our family letters support this work and give wonderful ideas to help your children.

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