I hope everyone who had yesterday off enjoyed the wonderful weather we were given! We got home last night around 6:00 and it was still 60ish degrees out. When we woke up, it was a very crisp 31. BRRRRRRRRRRR!
Here is what we are doing this week:
Writing: We will continue to look at writing and using voice. Today we read a book called, " Voices in the Park". This book told the same story from 4 different points of view and helped show how each "voice" was different. The story was a little bit different from each character. We will continue to look at other works that have good use of voice and practice writing with our own voice.
Reading: This week, we will look at new strategies to help us during reading. Currently, we are working on using punctuation during reading to improve fluency.The students have a challenge to be aware of how they use punctuation during reading and not just reading through it.
Math: We continue on with multiplication this week! Our goal is for students to be able to make a quick recall of multiplication facts. However, as we learn, our class has also learned other strategies to help them solve a multiplication problem they don't know. (It just won't be as quick!)
Social Studies: We press on with our economics unit. Students are really enjoying the "Tiger Economy" we are doing. Some have already had to pay for missing work or talking in line or class.
Our class store will be open on January 31. We will have some “needs” (crayons, pencils, multiplication flash cards, etc.) and some “wants” (cans of soda, candy, small toys, etc.). Donations will be accepted and appreciated! More ideas…gently used children’s books, play dough, bubbles, individually wrapped snacks, bouncy balls, children’s magazines…there will be more information about this in the near future.
I think this wraps up the information for now! I know it's a lot! I was trying something new with how I wrote my blog and it got a little lengthy this week!
Have a great week!
Mrs. Letterman is a third grade teacher at Willard East. This is her 8th year in Willard, but her 10th year to teach third grade!