Welcome to Mrs. Hyatt's Grade Three Class!
Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you all had a fun filled break! January is going to be an amazing month! We are starting two new exciting units. In Social Studies, your child will be reading and viewing information about the country, Peru! We will be focusing on Peru’s history, and discussing the Nazcas, the Incas and their historical site, Machu Picchu. In Language Arts, we will be learning about reptiles and preparing for the arrival of our new class pet, a lizard! Please continue to participate in our Home Reading Program and recording your child’s daily reading in their agenda. Also, please continue to help your child study for Friday’s spelling tests, which will start again on Friday, January 19th. Your efforts are obvious and highly appreciated:)
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school in your child’s agenda or on the app remind. I am looking forward to another wonderful and exciting month with your child!
Math, math and more math! We will be completing MANY different mathematical activities to help students in their understanding of numbers and their value.
Four days a week, we will be completing math mad minutes in addition, subtraction and multiplication. Your child will be given 4 to 5 minutes to complete questions and then we mark the worksheet as a class. Next, your child has been asked to take these mad minutes home to show and allow you to see their improvement throughout the year. Please encourage your child to complete any unfinished questions. The more experience in completing operation questions, the more confidence your child will gain. Thank you so much for your support:)
We are starting our new unit on Peru, and students will be developing their social studies skills by arranging Peru’s historical events in sequence. We will first start with the discussion of the Nazcas, followed by the Incas and their amazing sacred site, Machu Picchu. Students will be creating many different art projects to help explore and understand this interesting culture.
Our next science unit is called, “Hearing and Sound”. Students will explore the nature of sound, its sources, its qualities and what it is. They will learn that sound is vibration and that changes in vibration can affect the loudness, pitch and quality of sound. They will learn about sound travel by studying what things carry sound, and what happens to sound when it reaches their ears. The sensitivity of human ears and those of other animals is examined, as students learn about the safe use of this valuable sense.
During the month of January, we will develop a class plan to access and gather information about reptiles. Our focus will be on the Komodo Dragon, alligators and crocodiles and bearded dragons! After using different reading resources (magazines, brochures and nonfictional books), students will be asked to present and share their findings to the class. We will also be writing descriptive paragraphs about these creatures.
Finally, on Monday, January 22, our class pet lizard will be arriving. By that time, your child will understand the difference between cold blooded and warm blooded animals and their survival needs. It should be a lot of fun!
A Little Taste of Peru
On Wednesday, January 31, we will be celebrating Peru by having a “Little Taste of Peru” in the classroom. More information will be provided soon:)
Volunteer Sign up
Please write in your child’s agenda or send me a message on the app remind if you would like to attend the Madagascar performance with us this month. Thank you very much!
Date: Time Activity
Jan 24 9:30-11:30 Walking and watching the performance
Tickets are limited. We could only purchase 3 seats for our classroom’s parents. I will give the tickets to the first three parents that request attendance. Thank you so much!