Mrs. Edwards 3rd Grade Classroom News
We had a glorious week together! One highlight was hosting our Grandparents and Special Friends for lunch on Thursday and performing a beautiful song for them on stage. Another highlight was enjoying our own 3rd grade class Mass. Of course, another big highlight was their Warm and Fuzzy party on Friday, which they worked very hard to earn!
Reading: We are continued our whole class book study on the book, BFG by Roald Dahl. Students are practicing their reading fluency by reading aloud to one another, working on making predictions, connections and observations with citing evidence from the text.
Writing: This week, we finished up our letters to persuade Ms. O’Leary of a way we can improve our school. We delivered them to her. She visited our classroom and shared her response to many of the persuasive letters. This week we followed the writing workshop process to write letters to our UnBound sponsor student. We learned to respond to what we know about his interests, introduce ourselves and ask questions. We located Honduras on Google Earth and researched the country as a class to gain more context of where we are sending out letters to. We are looking forward to walking our letters to the Post Office next week to send them off!
Math: So far, we have learned 4 different strategies to help us understand and solve multiplication – equal groups, repeated addition, array and number line. We are practicing how to use them well. When we come back from Thanksgiving Break, we will begin mastering multiplication facts 1-12.
Religion: On Wednesday, we attended our 3rd grade Class Mass. It is so special that we get to have Mass just as a 3rd grade family and have father speak just with us. We are grateful for that! We also prepared for and practiced for the all school Thanksgiving Mass which we are leading together with our 6th grade buddies. In class, we re-visited the story of Wedding at Cana as a way to see how Mary intercedes for us. We discussed that interceding for someone means that you stand up for that person or ask for something when they are in need. We connected that Jesus performed His first miracle because His Mother asked Him to help. We reviewed that today, we can always prayer to Mary to ask for help with anything. We reflected and wrote about a time in our life when someone interceded for us.
Science: We applied science vocabulary we have been learning about forces to read a non-fiction book, Simple Machines. Students learned how simple machines in the world around us use forces to create tools.
Dates and Reminders:
- Monday, November 26th – With our 6th grade buddies, we are leading the all school Thanksgiving Mass. You are welcome to join us. This is a dress uniform day.
- Tuesday, November 27th – Field Trip walk to the Post Office to drop off letters to our UnBound sponsor student.
- Nov 27th – Nov 29th No School, Thanksgiving Holiday.
- Thursday, December 5th – Trimester 1 Report Cards go home.
- Tuesday, December 17th – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Christmas Program, 7:00pm Egan Hall.
Thank you for your partnership and support! I hope you have a terrific weekend.