This week we will:
Reading: continue building stamina in reading to self, work on writing, and word work as well as implementing cafe strategies to become better readers, writers and critical thinkers. We will also finish our beginning of the year NWEA testing session and start DRA. Most of the students received books based on end of last year DRA reading. I would like to remind you to always encourage your child to read at least 25-30 minutes daily and check for understanding.
I would also like to share that third grade is a very important and critical grade as students are shifting from learning to read to read to learn phase which means they need to take ownership of their own learning and not forgetting the M-step and Read by Third grade new law.
Writing: start learning about components of a good story (narrative) and start writing a piece with a good lead (grabber).
Math: start learning about telling time to the nearest minute, elapsed time, and solving word problems involving time.
Science: soon start motion and forces.
Social studies: Geography of Michigan.
Spelling (Long and Short i): bit, stick, ice, polite, kick, graph, elapsed, time, number, calculate.
*in addition to 5 cold words with the same spelling pattern (long and short i).