Ms. Hahn’s Newsletter
December 11, 2022
The students just finished Unit 3 about adding and subtracting. In 3rd grade students are encouraged to learn a variety of strategies to solve problems. We will begin Unit 4 next week. Students will be learning about measurement, telling time, and fractions. This unit will be continued after winter break.
During reading the students meet in small groups to read books, answer questions, and write about the books. When not meeting in a group, children are reading, writing, or working on spelling. I also have been reading a lot of books by Patricia Polacco and now have begun reading books by Janell Cannon.
In writing the class finished their opinion essays on the computer. We worked on adding details and organizing ideas into paragraphs. Students also added topic sentences and a hook to get the reader’s attention. This past week we worked on writing about a small reading passage using the RACE strategy. RACE stands for restate, answer, cite, and explain. Next week will continue this strategy and compare two passages.
Science and Environmental Education
We have begun our unit on inherited traits. In third grade, we talk about inherited traits as it relates to plants and animals. The students learned about animal adaptations and how animals are adapted to their environment. Next week we will learn about inherited traits vs. acquired traits.
During our EE time, the students did phenology last week. They were able to write a lot about the changes in the weather. Last Wednesday we made brownies using the sweet potatoes from the class garden beds.
New spelling sorts are given every Friday. Please have your child bring the spelling to school every day. Students will continue to have spelling sorts this coming week. There will be no spelling the week before winter break.
Remind App and Communication
If you have not signed up for Remind, use this link. https://www.remind.com/join/87h6bak I often see these messages faster than an email.
Outdoor Clothing and Indoor Shoes
All students need to have indoor shoes at school. These can be your child’s PE shoes or another pair of shoes or slippers.
As the weather gets colder, please remind your child to dress for the weather. Students go outside unless it is below zero, pouring rain, or dangerous weather.
Please label all clothing and shoes with your child’s name.
- Friday, December 16, 2022-Fun Food Friday
- Friday, December 16, 2022- Natural Leader Assembly (12:20)
- Winter Sing Dec 21 – 8:15 am Start & 2:00 Start pm
- Winter Holiday Parties – Dec 22, 2022 – 11:45 -12:45
Quick links to some of our favorite Math Fact websites!
Find 24 – Great game at many levels. Can be adjusted for younger students as well.
Online quizzes that generate a set of random math problems.
ABC’ya math fact basketball – fun for all ages
Funbrain’s Math Fact Tic-Tac-Toe – you decide what operation to do and what level
Make worksheets to practice math facts or do online
You choose what activity to practice from math facts to multiple digit addition or subtraction etc.
Choose the level and play
Video Style Games to Practice Math
Check it out – fun games for Math or ELA – single player or play your friends
Practice Multiplication Facts to 12’s
Snowball fight facts up to x12’s
Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication choose the range, timed or untimed
Addition and Subtraction Facts to 10
Choose the function and the level of difficulty
Timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This game contains multiple skill levels and a printable results chart.
You choose the operation and the level and practice your math facts using these Flashcards.
A rainforest theme, you choose grade level and operation you wish to practice.
Snowball fight with math facts, fact families subtraction
****Alien Make 10
Click on aliens to make combinations
Addition fact families with Aliens
Arcade subtraction practice
For our younger math students
Lots of links to different math games
For our younger math students
The following four games are all by Arcademic Skill builders in the One Player Group. There are also many multi-player games by this company that are excellent! http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com
- Alien Addition
- Practice addition facts as you battle alien invasion
- Minus Mission
- Practice subtraction facts as you battle slime!
- Demolition Division
- Practice division facts as you command a tank!
- Meteor Multiplication
- Practice multiplication facts as you avoid meteors!
Timed Math Facts