Third Graders were pleased to welcome Ms. Franci to our classroom this week as we used our persuasive writing skills to try to convince her to let us have a class social. We considered our audience, drew on a repertoire of strategies to prepare our words, and gave a brave, bold speech that had Ms. Franci saying “yes!” After our moving speech to Ms. Franci, we chose topics to write about that we believe very strongly in. We are working hard on preparing speeches that will change the world.
We ended this week by taking our end of module 2 assessment! With the completion of module 2, we learned to estimate sums and differences of measurements by rounding, we solved mixed word problems, learned the standard algorithm for adding and subtracting with regrouping, and were able to use estimation to judge the reasonableness of exact sums and differences.
We are continuing our study of South Carolina by taking a look at the cultures that have developed throughout our state’s history. We learned about the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Yemassee Native American tribes, then dove into the European Exploration that led to the colonization of South Carolina by the English. We closed the week by taking a deep look into the evolution of slavery in South Carolina and the development and emergence of the Gullah Culture.
December 18th- Pajama Day: 11:30 Dismissal
December 21st-January 4th: Winter Break
January 5th- Students return to school!
January 18th- MLK Day: No School