Hello everyone! Our busy week never ends...the students are moving along with their Reading and Language Arts/writing nicely; math multiplication facts are drilled both here and at home (I hope) and we are embarking on our Social Studies unit. Our Lord is guiding us every step of the way. The November Book Report has been assigned, book report form given and the project is a puppet to depict the character. Since the genre for this month's read is biography...the puppet is the main character.
Reading: we will begin "A Day's Work" by Eve Bunting Genre: realistic fiction (a story that could really happen) I'm sure the students will enjoy this one with a young boy and his relationship with his grandfather. It shows family love and respect for our elders as well as respecting one's cultural differences. The Spanish words throughout the text, also helps us appreciate the cultural differences yet value the similarities of family pride. Little Francisco learns a lesson too. Comprehension skills as well as new vocabulary will be part of the language arts focus.
Spelling: our unit words (content words;words ending in -le) handle trouble simple people middle table little gentle poodle pickle noodle saddle juggle uncle riddle Challenge words:
example throttle obstacle miracle muscle.....we work with these words all week long. These words are also found in our story for the week. Friday is our Spelling Test Day.
Math: I expect that Moby Max become an integral part of "at home" computer time. Usually I assign only 15 minutes per session , two times per week. However, more time is great! Please note that 3rd. grade focus is Math only. That's what I check on and the log in time completed at home. We are moving along with our multiplication facts; word problems and math vocabulary.
Religion: our unit on God sent us a savior is progressing . However, we do celebrate the rosary the entire month of October as well. This Sunday is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary time at Church. The Gospel is a reading according to Luke (The Lord hears the cry of the poor.). As you celebrate mass on Sunday, reflect on that message together. You are all generous in giving and it is in giving that we receive.
* Reminder: early dismissal on Oct. 25th and Oct. 26th. due to Parent/Teacher conferences. I am looking forward to our meetings. Also, there is anothere Book Fair coming up; and a Dress Down Day for fundraising ($5)on October 27th. for our classroom pavillion outdoors. The Make-A-Wish fundraiser officially started Oct. 20th. and will continue until November 20th.** Again thank you for your kindness!! :)