This week we launched into our first reading unit. Third Graders were delighted to share their personal reading goals with the class. Third Grade readers want to become stronger readers and read lots of new books!! Students have enjoyed getting to know our classroom library and choosing books that are on their “just right” reading level.
This week in Third Grade we launched into our first writing unit. This unit focuses on becoming strong personal narrative writers. One of the hardest parts about writing can be coming up with a story idea. When told to write about personal experiences, students are faced with so many choices that it can be difficult to choose! We talked about brainstorming a list of ideas to choose from. We also learned to narrow our brainstorm to thinking about one person, place, or pet that is important to us and brainstorming stories about them. With this focus in mind, students became excited to write with lots of stories to tell!
Our Third Grade scholars are still becoming experts of graphs. This week we focused mainly on scaled picture graphs. Scholars were able to understand why a scaled picture graph was better to use when you have more information and numbers. Our students were even able to draw and label their very own scaled picture graphs with numbers ranging from 2 to 10!
September 6 – Labor Day (No School)
September 22 – Virtual Curriculum Night