We have had a great week in third grade this week! Check out what we have done:

Math: We worked with the concept of liquid volume and discussed the terms Liter and Milliliter. I was so impressed by how many students made the connection that milliliters and Liters are for liquid volume what grams and Kilograms are for weight. We have some smart mathematicians in this room. We also worked to make our own beakers this week by measuring 100 mL at a time into a 2 liter bottle and creating a vertical number line on the side. Each tick mark represented 100 mL and we discovered that 10 of those would equal 1000 mL or 1 L. Look at the kids in action.

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We also took the mid-module assessment today to check in and see how our progress through this unit was going. We have been working hard so I expect to see great results.

Language Arts:

We began reading the book Sarah Plain and Tall this week and are using it to jump into our next unit “Stories Inspired by the Sea”. We have been journaling about our reading and using the book to discuss new vocabulary words like Hearthstones, Shingles, and Bonnet. The students are really enjoying the book and are anxious to keep reading.

We also started “Book Hooks” this week. I am choosing books that I think the students will love and reading them just a section of the book. My intention is to get them interested in the book so that they will want to read it on their own. This will help the students to break out of their comfort zones and read new genres and new authors. Today’s book hook was my all time favorite book…ask your child what it was!

Social Studies:

Did you know that Pickerington become a city in 1991? Your kids do! We are studying the history of Pickerington and have worked to create a timeline of important historical events in Pickerington. We will use this next week as we discuss some of the history of the city we live in. Ask your child what Pickerington was first named!

Next week:

Math: Estimating Measurements
Language Arts: Finish Sarah Plain and Tall. There will be no Spelling this week.
Social Studies: Pickerington History

Also next week is the Fall Festival (Wednesday) all students will need a packed lunch this day and will need to dress in layers to be outside at Hickory Lakes.

We will be completing Stanford testing next week as well as the following week. These tests will provide the us with data about how our students are doing in the areas of Reading, Language and Math.

As always if you have questions don’t hesitate to ask! Enjoy your weekends!

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