Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 3!!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to week three here in 3rd grade. We've started off the year pretty well here in Room 19. I've really enjoyed getting to know everyone and figuring out our class' strengths and weaknesses. I just wanted to give a little update on some things happening here in class.

This week we started our science unit on rocks and minerals. Today we investigated three different types of rocks and then tried to guess what their names were based on our observations and descriptions from the book. I am looking forward to all the great things we will be discovering about rocks and minerals in the coming months.

In math we have been cruising along with multiplication and division. We are using Engage NY curriculum, and so far students are showing great improvement! This curriculum really breaks down the math and asks students to explain their thinking. I am enjoying teaching it on a daily basis.

In reading we are learning about the courts this week. We have also learned types of sentences and about jumping to conclusions. We are working on some writing about our favorite places, and hopefully next week in technology we will begin to type those up. This will be a crossover activity with Mrs. Wolpe's art class where students will illustrate their writing.

I've enjoyed the year so far, and look forward to our upcoming field trip on October 7. We will be headed to OSU to learn about wood and forestry! This is a fun field trip and we learn A LOT!

Thanks for catching up with us here in Room 19!

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