Third Graders have enjoyed their time with their reading partners and were sad to see it come to a close this week. Readers learned that as a story nears the end and a character resolves her problems, there is always a lesson to be learned. After working independently, readers met up with their reading partners and compared characters in the same story or across different stories. Our read aloud story, Because of Winn Dixie, taught us many lessons about friendship and growing up and left us wanting more even after we finished reading.
Writers created a list of everything they are passionate about and things that they would like to change in the world. They chose a topic to write about and were able to organize and categorize their information to create parts of a speech. Writers worked to proofread their writing and get it ready for a mini publication. Partner work proved to be effective in being able to make edits and get another person’s perspective. Writers were then able to share with their friends all of their hard work!
This week in Social Studies, we have learned all about the roles and responsibilities of government! We learned about the levels of government and understanding the responsibilities of the local, state, and federal governments. Then, we dove into the roles of the branches of government at the federal level, learning about Supreme Court Justices, Congressmen and Congresswomen, Senators, and the President, Vice President, and Cabinet. We ended our week with a nail-biting Jeopardy review of our South Carolina Study!
December 21st-January 4th: Winter Break
January 5th- Students return to school!
January 18th- MLK Day: No School