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3rd Grade

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Third Grade News

It is difficult to believe our year together has ended. 

 In Language and literacy, third graders have a much better handle on what to do when they don't understand a word or passage.  They look at pictures and back up and re-read for clues and ask themselves questions.  Students have learned how to summarize and use graphs to organize their thoughts about the books they read and have examined a variety of genres and print forms such as newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. Learning multiplication facts is the big push this year!

In writing, third graders learned to use organizational methods like word webs and Venn diagrams to help them in more complex writing assignments.  They were asked to compare and contrast things and take more responsibility for the writing process, including revising, editing, and proofreading.  Any comparing and contrasting that comes up over the summer, would be great!

Math becomes more challenging .  Students worked with larger whole numbers (numbers like 3,000) and with fractions and decimal numbers.  They looked at odd and even numbers and patterns and solved and explained addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems and even some problems with more than one step!

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your student's life! Continue to read all summer long.  It really makes a difference!



Third Grade Teachers