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February 8, 2015


Third grade is gearing up for Valentine’s day! The students have been hard at work and are super excited for our celebration on Thursday. Students will be rotating between all three of the third grade classrooms for Valentine’s exchanging, snack and crafts, and a movie. We have been busy learning in addition to our holiday celebration.

Reading: In reading we have been working with author’s purpose. Students have read a variety of material, both fiction and non-fiction, and have determined the author’s purpose based on clues in the text. We have also been working with main idea and supporting details. This week we are covering a few different topics such as main idea, citing text evidence, and test taking strategies.

Students in my reading group will begin a book jacket project which will be due on Tuesday, February 17th. We are using our literature circle books The Best/Worst School Year Ever. The jacket will include a summary, character analysis, comparison between the student and a character, a review, and a recommendation. The students will be completing a rough copy of each section before they move to the final book jacket. I’m very excited to see the final products!

Math: Third grade has tackled two digit by one digit multiplication! I’m so proud of all the students for working on this new skill and keeping positive attitudes. Some students moved to three and four digit by one digit multiplication. We will be focusing on word problems this week which will include multiplication and division. Next week will be the post test for the third unit.

Writing: Each of the third grade classes has been through a week long persuasive writing project. We are now working on a second week. Students are writing letters to parents, trying to convince them to buy a family pet. The first group did such a wonderful job! I’m excited to see what the next two classes produce!

Odds & Ends:

NO SCHOOL – 2/13

NO SCHOOL – 2/16

PTO Science Fair – 2/20

Spring Picture Day – 2/24

Jump Rope For Heart – 3/2 thru 3/6


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Miss Gentile

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