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Dear Students and Families,
We hope you have been having a great summer and spending lots of quality time with each other! We are excited to meet everyone as we begin our year together. In the meantime, soak up these last days of summer vacation -- we are!
With our new school year just a few weeks away, we have been planning and getting really excited about this year! We’re really looking forward to getting to know each of you and working as partners in education with our students and families.
We will spend the first few weeks of school getting to know one another and building our classroom communities before we dig into our third grade curriculum. Below is a brief outline of what we will study in 3rd grade this year.
Science & Social Studies
Organisms (Plants & Animals), Independence, Weather, and Force & Motion
World Geography & Cultures
Reading & Writing
We will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, often using what we read to help us become stronger writers. We’ll read a variety of genres including fairy tales, mysteries, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and many types of nonfiction. We’ll write personal narratives (stories), nonfiction books, opinion pieces, research articles, and fairy tales.
We will continue working with computation and number sense, getting into larger addition and subtraction problems (3- and 4-digit numbers), multiplication, and division. We will also continue and expand work on money, time, fractions, and geometry.
Technology is embedded throughout our third-grade curriculum, and we use it in many ways both to learn new things and to showcase and communicate what we’ve learned to others. Each third grader will be assigned a Google Chromebook to use in school.
Please do not send in any “special” pens or pencils. Keep these at home to use for schoolwork!
Classroom Wish List Items (optional—only if families would like to donate)
First Day Of School
We are very excited about starting our year together! If you have any questions before school starts you can reach us by email, and once school starts you can also reach us by phone at 434-2461.
Mrs. Marie Ayer Mr. Carl Ellerkamp Mrs. Tonya Girouard