Happy Monday! We are in the final stretch of our first nine weeks. I can't believe we are already here. If you have not already scheduled your parent teacher conference with me, please try to do that this week. If you need a time not listed on the schedule, just let me know and I am sure we can work something out.
This week we are looking at how to write a multiplication problem. What key words do we need to know in order to solve and create multiplication problems? In language arts we are learning more about the revising and editing process that goes into creating a piece of writing. I can't wait for you to see their personal narratives at conferences! In science, students are having a blast with hands on investigations of the metric system. We will be measuring distance, volume, and weight. We will also begin to look at temperature.
Our spelling patterns this week are words that end in -dge and -tch. -tch endings are tricky because they often sound like ch endings. The spelling tch, is one of the spellings that is used after a single, short vowel without a vowel buddy or consonant between them (atch, etch, itch, otch, utch). Help your students at home as they search for words with these two new endings.
On Friday, we have our annual STEAM day that is sure to be a blast. All of the third grade students will be split up into six groups while they learn about different areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. I know they are excited to learn in such a fun way. Please consider volunteering if you have the time as I know we need help all around the school on such a busy day.