Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 13

Religion:   Next week in religion we will focus on parables. We will read the Parable of the Mustard Seed together. The students will be assigned to a small group and then given a parable to read. They will be creating a small poster in their group and then presenting it to their classmates.
Writing: We are continuing to work on our fiction unit. We will be practicing how to choose descriptive words to help our reader picture our story. Our grammar lesson will be on verb tenses.
Math:  Unit Five continues next week with place value. We have been working very hard on making sure the students can read large numbers correctly. Decimals will be a focus up to the thousandths place.
Spelling: Week Fourteen - sounds of ou (round & could) / possessive nouns. The spelling section of the website contains all of the weekly lists and the choice words in case your child misplaces their words.  You can also find a copy of LSCW if you need it.
Science/SS: Force, Motion and Simple Machines! Students will start learning about the 6 Simple Machines - Lever, Inclined Plane, Screw, Wedge, Pulley and the Wheel and Axle. Important Dates - A blank white poster board is due in the classroom on January 27. PLANNING SHEET is due on January 30. A reminder to save the date for our Invention Convention on Friday, February 3 from 12:15-1:00!

Comprehension: We are working on making inferences in reading. The third graders are asked to be detectives while they read so they can find clues. We will continue to meet with students in groups as well as individual conferences.