Mrs. Edwards 3rd Grade Classroom News
9/17 – 9/21
We had a terrific week in room 22. This week we began our in class academic routine as well as homework. Thank you for encouraging a growth mindset and empowering them to build responsible habits through their nightly homework. The first week of homework was a success! Thank you for your teamwork. This week our class worked hard through two MAP testing sessions, continued to adjust to a new academic schedule, met our 6th grade buddies and ran the Jog-A-Thon. They should be proud of themselves! They are such super stars!
Reading: We began a whole class book study on the book, A Fish In A Tree. We have been analyzing the characters, learning to support our thoughts and inferences with evidence from the text, learning how to actively participate in a collaborative book study and identify what we call “wonderful words” that pop out to us as we read.
Writing: We have began learning how to write an opinion piece. This week, we learned to start with what we call a “rockin’ beginning” to hook the reader from the firsts line. We learned strategies to accomplish this such as onomatopoeia, repetition, facts, questions and quotes. Then, we practiced using each of these strategies with different topics. Next week, we will continue our study of writing opinion pieces by practicing the next step of stating your opinion and providing reasons and conclusions.
Math: This week we focused on place value to the thousands place. Student’s focused on reading, writing and identifying place value of whole numbers through thousands. They practiced writing in standard form, expanded form, word form and showing with place value blocks. They worked on using place value to compare numbers using the vocabulary “greater than” “less than” and “equal to”.
Religion: We explored the Trinity with Sacred Art. We reviewed that God is three Divine Persons in one Diving Being; this is called the Trinity. We reviewed that The Son eternally proceeds from the Father and that the Holy Spirit eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son. We used an image of the painting Detail From Boulbon Altarpiece to inspire our thoughts and feelings about the Holy Trinity.
Dates and Reminders:
- Our classroom is a NUT FREE classroom.
- Oct 12th – No School
- Oct 17th – Endowment Dinner
- Oct 23rd – Individual Student Photos
- Oct 26th – Youth Group Haunted House 5pm
- Nov 1st – All Saints Day Mass, Dress Uniform
Have a wonderful weekend!