Welcome to Mrs. Hyatt's Grade Three Class!
October was an amazing month in the grade three classroom. Thank you very much to all the parents that helped carve pumpkins on October 24th! We really appreciate it and couldn’t have done it without you! Also, thank you to all the parents that helped their child research information about their bats. The bat museum was a huge success and the students’ enthusiasm and excitement for learning was a joy to see! “Parent Teacher Interviews” is on November 2nd and I am really looking forward to meeting with you and discussing your child’s strengths! Please continue to participate in our Home Reading Program and recording your child’s daily reading in your their agenda. Also, please continue to help your child study for Friday’s spelling tests. 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!
We are almost finished our math unit which focuses on understanding numbers to 1000. Students have been:
Showing and describing numbers to 1000 by using objects, drawings and symbols
Comparing and ordering numbers
Showing the meaning of place value for numbers up to 1000 by using objects and drawing
Skip counting by 10s, 100s and 25s, using any starting point
Using referents to estimate quantities to 1000
Our next focus will be to practice:
Skip counting forward and backward by 3s, 4s, at any starting points
We are ALMOST finished the Science unit, “Rocks and Minerals”. Your child will be using their study notes to help prepare for the upcoming exam. Your child should be able to tell you about:
· The four layers of the Earth
· The rock cycle
· Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock formations
· The seven different properties of rocks and the uses of rocks
· The components in soil
· The ways rocks break down and become soil
Our next unit will be called “Hearing and Sound”.
We have started discussing the concept of global citizenship in Social Studies. Your child will be asked to reflect on these two questions:
· How do some people and organizations show they are good global citizens?
· How can I show I am a good global citizen?
We will be reading and researching about the “Red Cross” and the “Free the Children” organizations and how they help others.
During the month of November, we will be reading about the character “Flat Stanley”. These books come in a variety of reading levels from Level I to R, which will give ALL students the opportunity to enjoy and grow from this Language Arts unit.
“Flat Stanley” thematic organization allows reading and writing to be taught and developed together. By having several pieces of the same type of literature (Flat Stanley) available and read, students will have models to use in their writing. We will be focusing on characterization, plot organization and conflict resolution.
It’s going to be a lot of fun:)