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Happenings from 701

Iowa achievement testing will be on December 5th and 6th

Interims will come home on December 7th

Movie night at DDE will be on December 15th

Early release on December 21st

Christmas Break Dec. 22nd- January- 2nd

 

Academic Happenings:

The third grade curriculum has a focus on multiplication. Not only will students need to understand the concept of multiplication and know their facts, but they will also be required to apply those facts to new situations. For this reason, it is important for students to memorize their basic multiplication facts (3.OA.7). Please practice these facts at home-you can practice in the car, during commercials, at the breakfast table, etc. Just a few minutes each day can make a difference! Students can also practice multiplication on multiplication.com at home.

I have made a schedule of when your child should have mastered each set of facts. We will take a quiz on these dates.

Fact:                       Date of Quiz

0-1                 Friday, 11/30

2 & 5              Friday, 12/7

3                     Friday, 12/14

4                    Thursday, 12/20

6                     Friday, 1/11

7                     Friday, 1/18

8                     Friday, 1/25

9                     Friday, 2/1

10                   Friday, 2/8

11                    Friday, 2/15

We will continue to work on multistep word problems and best practices for solving them as well..

 In science we are finishing up our unit on space.   Our class has had a great time learning about the sun, moon, constellations, and the planets.  The field trip to Morehead Planetarium was a nice way to bring all of this information together.  We will take our final assessment for this unit on Wednesday.  We will then begin the 5 themes of geography(location, place, human environment, regions, and movement).

In language arts students have completed their first Por Quoi tale.  They all chose a frog they were interested in and wrote a story about how the features of that frog came to be.  We spent time exploring great beginnings, adjectives, comparatives and superlatives, using quotation marks, and writing a good ending.  We will now begin writing a research report on their chosen frog.  The emphasis will be on writing a topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence. We will also spend time exploring text features.