Week #10: We are starting Unit 2 concepts, grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week. "Multiplication" will be your child's math focus for the next several weeks. Please support your child by inspecting their homework before they submit it. Multiplication memorization will be the essence of 3rd grade math.
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. They can also borrow books from my classroom. This week we will be reading stories on immigration and immigrants.
Remember, the way to become a better reader is to read!
Vocabulary and Spelling for the for the week:
product--answer to a multiplication problem
Associative property--when the grouping of numbers is changed, product is the same
factors--the numbers in a multiplication problem
bar graph--a graph that uses bars to display data
expanded form--a way to write numbers by showing value of each digit
arrived--when you get to where you are going, you have arrived
immigrated--people that move to a new country have immigrated to that country
inspected--when something/someone has been looked at closely, they've been inspected
moment--a second or two, a very brief period of time
opportunity--a chance to do something, or make a choice about something
photographs--pictures taken with a camera, not an illustration, a photo
valuable: something that is precious or has importance to you
Thank you all for your efforts to get your children to school on time. We get busy right away. A lot goes on here everyday. . Please respect everyones' time by being punctual to your parent conferences. Looking forward to speaking with you this week.