Welcome to Keystone Elementary Room 117! What a terrific bunch of third graders I have the pleasure of working with this year! You are encouraged to visit often to check out what is happening in our third grade classroom. I hope you find this website helpful and informative. Comments are always welcome!
We are in the middle of our read aloud, The BFG, by Roald Dahl, and the children are hooked! Orphan Sophie has been snatched from her bed by the BFG and has been taken far away to Giant Country. She is having quite an adventure! We just read the funniest chapter! Ask your son/daughter what a whizzpopper is! (Hopefully they will tell you.)
READING This week we will be taking our Unit 4 test and working on whale reports and activities. We will also be reading J.J.'s Big Day, a Time for Kids selection about a gray whale, and some other whale stories. There will be no story vocabulary or test this week.
ENGLISH We will focus on future tense verbs this week, and will distinguish between past, present, and future tense verbs, and when to use them. We will also be learning how to combine sentences when the subjects are the same and the predicates are different.
MATH Our multiplication fact challenge has begun! Your child should have brought home his/her 0's and 1's flashcards to practice, and a parent letter that is to be signed and returned that explains how the challenge will operate.
We'll continue to work on subtracting across zeros and will also be learning how to subtract money problems.
We had a GREAT day celebrating Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday! First we all designed and colored a birthday cake for him and made a beautiful display in the hallway. Then, we read the first book he ever wrote, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, and wrote and illustrated what WE saw on our way to school. The students were very creative and our display in the hall is entitled, And to Think That I Saw It on Huston Avenue!
In the afternoon, our guest readers, Mrs. Hurrelbrink, Mr. Rhoads, and Miss Myers shared some wonderful stories with our class! We thank them for visiting and spending time with us on this special day!