Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20

Religion:   Next week in religion we will continue our focus on parables. They students will get the parable they will focus on assigned to them. 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 focusing on using our words to describe the characters in our stories. Our grammar lesson will be on verb tenses.
Math:   Decimals will be a focus up to the thousandths place. Monday will be our last lesson of the unit. We will review on Tuesday and then have the Unit Five test on Wednesday, January 25.
Spelling: Week Fifteen - sounds of oo (took & moon) / verb endings. 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 continue 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 starting to work on wondering and questioning. The third graders will listen to narrative texts and practice sharing their thoughts with one another. We will continue to meet with students in groups as well as individual conferences.