News from Third Grade

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News from Third Grade

Dates to RememberRoom 12 Presents…News from ThirdGradeDecember 1 st : Picture RetakesDecember 7 th : Early Out 1:35December 16 th : Character Kid BreakfastDecember 22 nd : Early Out for Winter BreakJanuary 4 th : First day back in 2012!December 2011Mrs. Schoeberl: Director


December ConceptsReading*Main idea: both in fiction and non-fiction texts*Determining cause & effect in fiction and nonfictiontexts.*Compare & Contrast in all types of text.Math*Geometry: 2D/3D shapes, polygons, flips/slides/turns,similar/congruent, coordinate grids, putting together/takingapart shapesWriting/Grammar*learning how to completea four square that requiresmultiple details andexplanations*drafting a 5 paragraphpiece of writing*writing in completesentences*adverbs (words thatdescribe a verb)*revising our sentencesto begin differently*practicing editingSpelling*plurals (change the y to I and add es words)*holiday word listPLEASE REMEMBER TO:*STUDY basic facts at home EVERY night…addition,subtraction and multiplication!*Turn in TWO book reports every month.*Read every night with your child for just 10-15minutes!*Study spelling words and the RULE that goes withthe words. Have them come up with new wordsthat match that rule.*Go over the papers your child brings home andhave them tell you why that is the answer…beingable to teach someone else is the best way tohave the information stick in their memory!*Each month there will be a timedaddition/subtraction test and a timedmultiplication test! PLEASE STUDY AT HOME!Science/Social Studies*Water Cycle (evaporation, condensation &precipitation)*Martin Luther King Jr as well as symbols of freedomin the United StatesThank you for all the work you do at home withyour child and the support you provide to ourclassroom.Mrs. Schoeberl

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