It's hard to believe that we are already to the week before Thanksgiving and that the holidays are just around the corner! Here is what is going on this week!
Writing- We are finishing up our final copies of our informational writing. Most students are finished. There are a handful that needed to finish up today. For the rest of the week, we are working on activities for Thanksgiving. We are learning and writing a class compact, much like the compact the pilgrims had on the Mayflower.
Reading- Our writing unit leads us into our reading lesson for the week and we are continuing to learn about the pilgrims. We will use the book "Molly's Pilgrim" to help us learn about the trip to the America and some history behind Thanksgiving.
Math- We are continuing to work on 2 step word problems. This week we will learn about making a picture to help them solve a 2 step word problem. Later in the week, students will learn about how to solve a 2 step word problem where they will use more than one operation. PLEASE keep working on math facts with your child. Many students do not have their multiplication facts and this makes our math much harder for them to solve.
Social Studies- We are learning about the 3 branches of government and what each branch does.
*There will be a PTO meeting Tuesday, November 18, at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. There will be childcare provided.
*Tiger Pride is THIS Friday, November 21st at 2:30.
*Come and Join us Friday, November 21, from 6:30-8:30 for a fun FREE movie and popcorn night. We will be watching Maleficent. All you need to bring is your PJ's, chairs, pillows, and blankets. Soda and Candy Bars can be purchased for $1 each. Hope to see you all there.
*Help us stock the Willard Food Pantry. Our class is in charge of bringing toilet paper for the food drive. The class that donates the most items will win an extra specials time of their choice!!
*I sent home a book order at the end of last week. You are welcome to send your order in with a check or order online with a credit card by Tuesday, November 25. If you order online and would like to save your book for a gift for the upcoming holidays, please email me or call and I can hold it secretly until you come to pick it up!
**There will be no school on November 26-29th. Happy Thanksgiving!
This week we have been learning that good readers are always making predictions about what will happen next. We have been working as a class on making predictions and in our reading groups.
We have finished our rough draft of our first informational piece. We have also learned how to peer edit and next we will write our final copy.
We learned that many of the properties of addition also work with multiplication. At the beginning of the week we learned a new property called the distributive property that works with multiplication. Today, we will move on to two-step word problems
We are learning about what tools scientists need to sometimes use when conducting an experiment. We are currently working on measuring with a ruler.
**Picture retakes are TOMORROW, Friday, Nov. 14th.
** There are only 25 yearbooks left! Jostens has agreed increase our order amount by how many books are ordered until December 31. We have purchased 125 this year, but you will be guaranteed a book if your order before December 31. After January 1, you will only get a book if there are any left. You can order online or send in $15 in an envelope with your students name, teacher, grade, and Yearbook on the front. Please send a check or money order (payable to Willard East). If there are any books left after January 1, the price will go up to $17. ORDER HERE
*The holidays are just around the corner! One tradition at Willard East is helping out those who are less fortunate and giving to help make their holiday a little better! And it's a great way to teach our children about how to give to those in need. Each class will bring a specific item. Our class is in charge of bringing toilet paper for our baskets!
This week we introduced Weekly Reader's to our room! Weekly Reader is published by Scholastic and is a news magazine for kids. It not only teaches them about current events but also exposes them to other types of non-fiction texts other than books!
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!