In math we have been studying fractions. We have been comparing fractions using greater than, less than, and equal to symbols as well as placing fractions on a number line. We have even begun to explore the idea of having more than one whole. By now your child should be able to tell you what an equivalent fraction is (two fractions that equal the same amount such as 2/4 and 1/2). Please let me know if they are able to so that I can recognize them for their active listening.
We are nearing the end of our Adaptations unit and will begin working on our final project this week. The students will be selecting an animal that they believe has the best adaptations for survival. They will be writing on opinion piece to justify their choice and building a diorama showing how their animal has adapted to it's environment. The students will then be doing an oral presentation to the class about their selected animal. To help us with this project we are in need of more shoeboxes. We do have some left over from our clay project a few weeks ago but are in need of more for this project as each student will be building their own diorama. If you have any shoeboxes at home we would love to take them off of your hands. Thank you in advance for your help with this endeavor.
Mark your calendars. While I am still uncertain on the exact date for our Truckee history field trip I do have another field trip date to share with you. On Wednesday, May 16th we will be going to the Community Arts Center to watch The Secret Garden presented by the Truckee Community Theatre. There are several 3rd grade students from Glenshire Elementary in the performance that we will get to watch perform. We are excited to be able to show them our support. A permission slip will come home for this trip in May but I wanted to send out the date so that you can plan accordingly if you would like to join us.
Finally, Your child should have come home with their second report card of the year on Friday. I hope by now you have had a chance to view your child's report. As I explained last week 2s and 2.5s along with some 1s are completely normal at this time of year. We are now grading your child based off of the end of year expectations instead of where they should be at this point in the year. This first report is intended to help you see how they are progressing towards those end of year goals. It is not expected for your child to have mastered or met all of the third grade content by only March. Please let me know if you have any questions about your child's progress. Also, please return the report card envelope to school so that it can be reused for the next report.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
- Monday, March 26th- ELAC Meeting @6:00
- April 9th-April 13th- Spring Break
- Classroom Volunteers Needed! - Please visit our volunteer sign up to sign up to help if you are able.