Third Grade: December 2018

Dates to Remember

  • 12/7: 6-8pm International Family Potluck Dinner  
  • 12/10: 3-308 Field Trip MET 
  • 12/14: 3-307 Field Trip MET
  • 12/18: 3-309 Field Trip MET
  • 12/19: Celebration of Learning 8:30-10: 30am
  • 12/24-1/1: No School Winter Recess
  • School returns on January 2nd

Math Words of the Week

  • closed array- a set that shows equal groups in rows and columns 
  • open array

What We Are Learning

Math
  • Modeling multiplication situations with arrays
  • Finding the area of a rectangle using multiplication 
  • Finding the product of a multiplication equation by breaking an array into into parts
  • Multiplication fact fluency

Literature: Students continue learning about biographies.  This month they use their research to write a biography and create an object that represents that person.
  • Writing complete sentences.
  • Introducing a topic with a topic sentence
  • Developing the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • Using linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
  • Providing a concluding statement or section.

Social Studies: Students continue learning about India through reading, photographs, videos, interviews and art.  
  • What are the cultural practices and traditions of India?
  • What is important to know about the history of India?
  • How can analyzing photographs, artifacts, and images help us learn more about India’s history and culture?
  • How have people in India fought for change in response to important social issues?
  • How is life in India similar to and different from life in the United States?

Home Connection

To contact us by email: 
Ms. Dobry  adobry@ps343.org
Ms. Estin  destin@ps343.org
Mr. Poli  cpoli@ps343.org