Week #2: We are continuing Unit 1 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week. "Our Land and Resources" will be the unit theme. In Math we will be continuing 3rd grade concepts and reviewing everything they learned last year. "Place Value of Addition and Subtraction & Perimeter" will be our Unit theme. Please support your child by inspecting their homework before they submit it.
Please also ensure that your child is reading a minimum of 30 minutes each day, this should continue throughout the school year, and hopefully into the days, weeks and months to come. I also encourage you to visit our local library on Merkley Ave and request a library borrowing card for your child if you have not already done so.
Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read!
Vocabulary and Spelling for the for the week:
Lake--a body of fresh water surrounded completely by land
Mountain--A steep landform at a high elevation with peaks
Ocean--A large salt water body of water separating continents
Peninsula--a body of land extending into the ocean that is surrounded on 3 sides by land
Plains--flat areas of land with grasses and few trees, hills, or fresh water
Valleys--land areas between mountain ranges that are flat and good for farming
Plateau--land raised sharply above adjacent land, like a hill with a flat top
Compatible numbers--numbers easy to compute mentally, close to real numbers
Regrouping--Transferring a group of 10 to a higher or lower place value
Hundreds, Tens, and Ones--Place value units in 3rd grade math
Bar model--graphic model used to break a problem into segments
Equation--Math sentence with values on both sides of the = symbol
Thank you all for your efforts to get your children to school on time. We get busy right away every day, I don't want them to miss anything. Regular attendance without absence helps the children immensely. A lot goes on here everyday.
Please be aware that "Back to School Night" is this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30. Teachers give one presentation beginning at 5:30 and another at 6:00, choose the best for you and try to be on time. This is the most IMPORTANT meeting of the year for parents.