Welcome to 3rd grade!! We are going to have a fantastic year!
When you come in each morning, you will put away your belongings and read the morning message. You will write an entry in your notebook. Then we will have a morning meeting so we have a chance to talk to each other every day.
At 9:00, we will start our language arts block with reading and writing workshop. During both subjects, I teach a short mini-lesson, then you will have independent reading or writing time. During this time, a teacher might meet individually with you, or we may pull a small group. Good readers and writers always think! So everyday we are predicting, inferring, summarizing, comparing, and responding to the things we read. We will be writing personal narratives, persuasive essays, and informational pieces.
Around 10:20 we will start math class. Some of you will stay with me, and some will go to another teacher. We will learn about multiplying and dividing, fractions, and measurement. Most days we will have math groups and the period will go really fast!
When we're all back together again, we will have a period called Intervention and Enrichment (I&E for short). This is a time when I (or another teacher) can give you extra help with something that you're having trouble with.
After our VERY busy morning, it's time for a break! We will have lunch and recess from 12:25-1:10.
When we come back, we have time for some quick word study. We use a program called Words Their Way. You will be working with word cards, learning the patterns, and sorting them throughout the week. Then it's off to a special from 1:25-2:05.
At the very end of the day we will have science. We got brand new books last year and they are fantastic! We will be learning about forces and motion, ecosystems, life cycles, climate, weather, and seasons. We will be curious scientists and do many experiments.
After that, we'll pack up and if there's time, play a game or have a show and tell.
Our Specials Schedule
Wednesday: Music (fall) or Technology (spring)
Friday: Flex day - student choice