Third Grade

November 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday November 2, 2023: Half-day instruction for students; parent teacher conferences
  • Tuesday November 7, 2023: Election day; no school
  • November 23 – November 24, 2023: Thanksgiving break; no school

Reading

Module 3-Let Freedom Ring: In this module, the essential question will be “How do historic places, documents, and symbols represent our nation?” Some reading strategies covered include author’s purpose, summarizing, central idea, text structure and graphic features. The genres students will read include informational text and narrative nonfiction.

Writing

In this module, students will be writing descriptive essays about a special place. The focal text is titled All the Places to Love. Students will learn to organize their writing around a central idea. Students will also be taught how to incorporate sensory words when describing a place.

Math

Multiplication: Students will be beginning several chapters on multiplication and division. Each student will understand properties of multiplication, represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division, and understand the relationship between multiplication and division.

*Please work on memorizing your multiplication facts with your child at home.

Social Studies

Unit 1, Part 2- Culture: To conclude our unit on geography, students will learn how various cultures use geographical features to help meet their basic needs. Students will end the unit by interviewing a family member or friend about their cultural traditions. This way as we examine various countries this year, students are able to compare and contrast their culture with others.

Science

In Unit 1 of Amplify Science, “Balancing Forces,” students have been exploring the problem of the floating train. In chapter 3, students will explore the concepts of gravity by answering the question, “Why does the train fall?” In chapter 4 students will explore why the train floats even though gravity is acting on.