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February 15, 2015


Happy Valentine’s Day! The entire third grade had a blast last Thursday as we celebrated in the afternoon. The students completed a craft and had a snack (thanks to our wonderful homeroom parents for helping!) in my room, watched a movie in Mrs. Stoppi’s room and were able to exchange valentine’s in Ms. Gerhard’s room. The afternoon ran smoothly and the students enjoyed every minute of it!

Reading: In reading, we worked on main idea, author’s purpose, and we also practiced constructed responses. My reading group had time to work on their book jacket projects which will be due on Tuesday, February 17th. Students were provided with all of the materials needed to complete the project and also have a green sheet of directions. After looking at their rough drafts, I’m very excited to see the final projects!

Writing: We are wrapping up our work with persuasive writing. My homeroom is the last group who will write a second persuasive piece. Their job is to convince their parents to buy them the pet of their dreams. The students have come up with some pretty convincing as well as creative arguments!

Math: In math, we worked with word problems. The students are using a strategy called CUBES to help them work through problems and identify important information to solve. Students also got to see real PSSA problems from previous years and we discussed what a math open ended response looks like. I’m looking forward to working on that skill with the group in the coming weeks. This week we will continue to work on word problems and the students will take a Unit 3 Post Test at the end of the week.

Odds & Ends:

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. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks you,

Miss Gentile

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