Exciting things are happening in third grade this week. You may have noticed our pictures in our surgical gear this week. The class got a chance to operate on contractions, cutting the two words apart and putting them together as a contraction with a band-aid. The class had a blast!
Now that we are in a routine again, we have been extremely busy!! In Math we have been studying fractions and comparing them. (very hard) In Social Studies, we are studying the East Coast and the settlers who arrived there. In Science, we completed a chapter on volcanoes, earthquakes, weathering and erosion and will begin studying rocks next!
Mrs. Simpson will be starting a unit on descriptive writing and poetry this week. The students are loving writing in their daily journals, so I am so excited to see how they will take to writing poetry!
A new story about Benjamin Franklin is up next in Reading, as well as more work with summarizing and deciding between fact and non-fact. The students are always fascinated by all of the works of Benjamin Franklin!
Be on the lookout for lots of exciting things to take place this spring. Mrs. Simpson and I are planning lots of fun activities for the fourth quarter!