rd 3 Grade Newsletter October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 1 Schedule of Events Welcome to our 3 rd Grade Newsletter! Our Math Community October 2008 We hope that you find this newsletter We have been spending 10/19-10/23 helpful. We have had an exciting start to the month of September Book Fair. Check out the our year and look forward to sharing more reviewing math routines. We books in the library! of it with you! Please visit have been reviewing all of the mrswilliamsworld.com for more math standards. information. In October, we will be 10/20 and 10/22 Parent-Teacher working on computation and Conferences. Ple ase measurement. come for a sche dule d mee ting to discuss your You can help us with child’s progress. Our Reading Community math at home by: 10/31 We have been working on setting up a 1. Practicing math facts Halloween Costume Parade and Class Party. community of readers. We have been 2. Asking how we solved math Parade starts at 1:45pm. learning to choose just right books and problems – explaining our Party be gins at 2:10pm. thinking. respond to them in a variety of ways. As we are reading, we have been working on using the comprehension strategies of making connections and asking questions. Unit Study For the month of October will be finishing up our This month we will continue to read and mineral and rock respond to stories. We will be working with exploration. Then we will be moving into an making inferences and synthesizing. investigation on Matter. We will be investigating what is matter and how it We will be integrating our science and changes. reading skills. So we will be focusing on how to read non-fiction and using non-fiction features. Did you know… In order for someone to 2. We need to practice writing each cursive letter show that he/she can at least 25 times. perform a new skill, that 3. We should practice person should practice it at each spelling word least 25 times. at least 25 times. That means: 1. We need to Practice makes perfect! practice reading the clock at least 25 times a day.