Friday, April 28, 2017

April 28

Religion:   Next week the third graders are in charge of the May Crowning Mass. Please join us to celebrate if possible:) Also, they will be asked to bring a flower for our vase to offer to Mary. The Paschal Mystery will be discusses as well as making sacrifices.
Writing: We have officially started our unit on Poetry. We will be looking at various poems to learn all about their characteristics. Our grammar lesson will be on Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue.
Math:   Unit Nine continues next week with multiplication and division. The students will be using factors, using division strategies, and learning a new multiplication algorithm called lattice multiplication. These multiplication strategies will probably be new to most families, so please use the Everyday Math website to see how these strategies work if needed.
Spelling: Week 27 - R Controlled Vowels / Multiple Affixes. 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: Rain Forest Unit - The students will be given a specific rain forest animal to research this week. They will then begin creating a research project folder to present to the rest of the class.
Comprehension: Next week we will be learning how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. We will be working on this over the next few weeks.