Third Graders...Start Your Engines!!!
Thank you to all the SPONSORS (parents) who are going to help their children learn this year!
I hope you have fun navigating through this website!
THURSDAYS are minimum days!
Oct 3rd – Oct 21st Fall Fundraiser Raffle
Oct 4-7 National Walk to School
Oct 5th Room Parent Meeting
Character Counts Week
October 21st CARNIVAL
Oct 25th PTO Meeting
Nov 1st Assembly
Fall Book Fair
Nov 29th PTO Meeting
Check out the PTO website!
Here are some great places to enjoy your family time and learn something too! More to come!
First we will study Maps!
We are going to be studying Earth Science next. Try to visit some places where your children can explore Rocks and Minerals.
Fun Place to Visit!
La Brea Tarpits
Museum of Natural History
El Capitan Theater
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
We have covered all the parts of speech students need to know in second grade and will continue mastery in third. We will keep practicing. Look at sentence with your student and see if they can tell you what part of speech each word is. You can also look in the dictionary to find out! Dictionary Skills are good practice.
PLAY THIS GAME spelling practice
Please review nouns and verbs with your children. Have fun with it!
Nouns-Person, Places, Things
Verbs-Action, Mental, Emotional
Adjectives- color, size
Adverb- modify the verb-run- run
Ask them what a contraction is and for some examples. can not = can't
Students should start to practice their multiplication facts!!!
Read to, with and by your child!!!
We will be sending home phonics readers, please have your child read them two times each night.
You can practice letter sounds and short vowel and long vowels with your child. Open a book and ask....
What sounds are in this word (sound not letter)?
What vowels sound do you hear in the word?
How many letter sounds do you hear?
How many syllables are there in the word? (If you don't know, you can look in the dictionary and it will show you)
What part of speech is the word?
Make sure your child is reading the phonics reader every night to practice fluency, accuracy, rate, expression.
Comprehension will be a huge focus this year. Start talking about what your child is reading with them.
More about mapping...Looking at the world! Point out the continents!
Antonym- Opposite Meaning
Synonym- Same Meaning
Compound Word- two words put together to make one word. Fire Fly firefly
Practice sorting the words and add to your homework list other words you find with the same spelling pattern.
Spelling Words TEST THURSDAY
Look for these spelling patterns in your weekly reading with your child. They should beable to identify them.
Thanks for your donations!
All the Cars themed games at Walmart!!!
Oil Pastels- Crayons
Glue Sticks (these go fast)
Pencils (these go fast)
Water Color Paper from an art store
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