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Terrific Third Graders

     Happy May! This month students will be working in Literature Circle Groups in which they will select a book and work with other students who are reading the same book. In these groups, students will complete various jobs like Discussion Director, Artful Artist, Character Sketcher, Problem Solver, Summarizer and Word Wizard. Students will work together to share their knowledge about the book.
      In Writing, students will be working on working on fairytales, folktales and tall tales. As they write, they will include character, setting, problems and solutions. Their stories will focus on how the character solves their problems. Also this month, students will be writing different forms of poetry like acrostic, shape, haiku, cinquain,
limerick and rhyme. Students will be publishing their poems into an anthology of poems.
     In Math, students have finished Unit 8 on multiplication and division of higher numbers, multistep word problems and fractions. Students are working on supporting their answers with detailed explanations.
     In Science, students have started our Animal Unit. Students will also be learning the vertebrates animals which includes mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. Students will be completing an animal report in class.
     In Social Studies, students are learning about maps, globes, charts and graphs. They are using directions, the compass rose, the map key and map scale to find locations.Students are eager to learn about current events by reading the Scholastic Newspaper.
     Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at or (609)298-2600 ext. 4151.