April Newsletter 2012
We've begun a new theme called, "Good Neighbors." This theme has us working on skills such as fact and opinion, main idea & details, comparing and contrasting, non-fiction elements and resources, and verbs. The following website is great for extra practice with verbs:
If your child's math work looks a little different, it is because our school will be adopting a new math series next fall. For our study of fractions, we have been experimenting with different curriculum.
We probably sound like a broken record, but third grade truly is the time to master all multiplication facts. Mastery will ensure a "good start" to 4th grade math skills. This requires fact practice at home. As we round the corner toward the end of 3rd grade, we notice that some students have a long way to go. Please help your child make time for this practice every night!
We are wrapping up our study of Alaska. Hopefully your child was able to get a glimpse of the vast state of Alaska and has shared some interesting things he/she has learned.
Third grade classes are now working on various units. Mrs. Elbe's, Mrs. Wolf's, and Mrs. Pittman's classes are diving into animal research reports. Students in Mrs. Hunter's class are learning about Economics and Mrs. Trollen's gang is exploring Magnets & Electricity.
*Please make sure that your child is bringing clothing appropriate for the weather through the month of April. There have been some chilly arms & legs lately!*
April 1: Don't let your child play any tricks on you!J
April 5, 6 & 9: No School
April 11: Report Cards Come Home
(*Summer School Recommendations will be included.)
April 19: Earth Day Clean-Up
(We will be walking around the neighborhood picking up trash. If you
don't want your child to participate, please let us know.) April 20: Science Museum Field Trip