Hello families!

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a great break!

Here are a few dates to know:
January 15–Report Cards issued
January 20–MLK Day, No school
February 5-7–Used Book Fair
February 7–Progress Reports issued
February 11–PTO meeting, 6:30

Here’s what we’ll be up to next week:
ELA–In ELA, we are diving deeply into a study of Native American history. We will be reading many books–from folktales to non-fiction stories to deepen our understanding. Students will eventually understand the differences between the main regional groups of Native Americans. In grammar we are working on commas within quotations. This is a tricky skill for third graders. As you are reading, point out the various commas that you see (especially within dialogue). Phonics will continue as normal.

MATH–In Math, we will begin our study of fractions. We will start with the basics of understanding equal parts, as well as numerator and denominator. Please be sure to still practice multiplication and division facts.

SCIENCE–In Science, we are studying weather and climate. Ask your child, “What is the difference between weather and climate?”. Your child should be able to tell you the difference between the polar region, the temperate region and the tropical region.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.