Week #12: We are learning Unit 2 concepts, which focuses on "Adaptations", grammar and spelling for Language Arts this week is displayed below. "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. I can't stress the importance of your child memorizing his/her multiplication facts up to 10x10=100.
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 our American voting process.
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
Distributive property--breaking a larger multiplication problem into smaller easier factors
factors--the numbers in a multiplication problem
picto- graph--a graph that uses symbols to display data
independent--when you can do things on your own without assistance
government--the people that make decisions for how we should live
estimate--to round a number to the nearest 10; 100; or compatible number
elect--when voters vote, the candidates with the most votes win, they are elected
decisions--are choices we make about what we should do in different circumstances
convince--when you persuade someone to think as you do about something
candidates--political choices in an election, people running for office
announced--To share events, by letting other people know of your intentions
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 send in your $25 field trip donation, as we have only had two children bring their contribution. We can't go on field trips without financial assistance,