Growth Awards – Friday, June 8th

Greetings Parents.

This Friday, June 8th from 1-3pm, we are inviting all parents to a party where students will receive a certificate celebrating their hard work this year.

We are asking that each child brings in some food or drink that they can share. Because we will be sharing with all of 3rd grade, the main rule is that we cannot have nuts in our grade due to allergies. A secondary point is to think about what type of food and drink to bring in. Yes, cake and coke are delicious but let’s focus on a variety of unique dishes! I say bring in THE dish you are most proud of, the tastiest, most delicious, decadent, delicacy you love. Extra points for saving Mr.D a small amount just in case the others eat it all. It would also be useful to have some disposable plates and cutlery.

Best Regards,

Charles Denson – Third Grade Teacher 

Shekou International School

www.sis-shekou.org

Blog: https://share.sis.org.cn/cdens1 

Learning Update – May 28

Important Dates:

Tuesday, May 29th: Sports Day

Friday, June 1st: Assembly

Friday, June 8th: Growth Awards Celebration 1:00 PM

Tuesday, June 12th: Kool Fly Field Trip

 

Reading:

Book Clubs This week: readers will be learning how to share books. When you have a book that you want other people to read, you don’t simply ‘dump’ it on them. You can create an atmosphere in which another person wants to read that book. Take a look at book clubs in action here.

Writing:

3A writers will continue to have free choice in the writing process. Students in 3A are writing comics, informational pieces, chapter books, journaling and even poetry. Writers will be taking a deeper look at the structure of their writing (grammar!). We will start to reflect on the year and create “Survival Tips for 3rd Grade” for the upcoming 3rd graders.

 

Math:

Lessons: Module 7 Lessons 18-26 Students will apply their knowledge of area and perimeter to create shapes with the same perimeter and different area or different perimeter and the same area. They will create a variety of models & support and communicate their reasoning in discussions.

 

Unit of Inquiry:How do organized systems function?

This week, students will learn more about hierarchy in schools, home and community. They will explore how groups make decisions. Students will also research more about the hierarchy and government of their own country and share that information. Please support them understand how the government works in your home country, in a simplified way. Questions to ask your children: how do groups make decisions? What is a hierarchy? Why are systems in your house to make it run more smoothly?

Field Trip Permission Slip

3A Assembly

Monday, May 21st Field Trip Reminder

Dear 3A Parents,

Please remember to have your child wear their red SIS shirt.

We will be meeting at the entrance to parkside and will leave right at 8:00 to avoid traffic  —please make sure your child is on time.

Students should bring two snacks, water bottle, and a packed lunch. Please have them save the electronic devices for another time.

Thanks for all your support!

Dialogue Experience – Dialogue in the Dark

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Charles Denson – Third Grade Teacher

Shekou International School

www.sis-shekou.org

Blog: https://share.sis.org.cn/cdens1

Correction – Week of May 2nd – Learning Update

Corrections:

Thursday, May 10th – Student Led Conferences

Monday, May 21st – 3A & 3D Field Trip to Dialogue in the Dark – Kowloon, Hong Kong


Save the Date:

Thursday, May 10th – Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May 17th – Student Led Conferences

Friday, May 18th – 3A Assembly

Monday Tuesday, May 21st – 3A & 3D Field Trip to Dialogue in the Dark – Kowloon, Hong Kong


MAP TESTING SCHEDULE:

  • Math – Thursday, May 17th (Day Seven) 8:00-9:00
  • Reading – Friday, May 18th (Day Eight) 1:00-2:00
  • Language – Tuesday, May 22 (Day Two) 1:00-2:00

Reading:

This week, we begin our final reading unit of the year, focused on book clubs. Students will be in book clubs, sharing what they’ve read and what they think about. Specifically, this week students will be analyzing how the main characters respond in different situations. 

Writing:

Now that students have learned different genres of writing, we’re going to end the writing unit with more student choice in writing.  Students will have the opportunity to explore what they feel most passionate about.

Math:

Topic B introduces an exploration of geometry.  Students build on Grade 2 ideas about polygons and their properties, specifically developing and expanding their knowledge of quadrilaterals.  They explore the attributes of quadrilaterals and classify examples into various categories, including recognizing the characteristics of polygons.  Students draw polygons based on their attributes, producing sketches from descriptions similar to: “This shape has two long sides that are parallel, two short sides, and no right angles.”

Students next use tangrams to compose and decompose shapes.  They reason about the relationships between shapes and between attributes.  For example, students understand that quadrilaterals can be decomposed into triangles, and recognize that the two smallest triangles in a tangram puzzle can be put together to form a parallelogram, a square, and a medium triangle.

Social Studies:

Students are starting a new unit of inquiry this week. They will be learning more about how people collaborate to create systems to organize society. We begin this learning journey by understanding more about the rights and responsibilities of ourselves and others. The word “system” will be explored and students will be gathering information of how people create systems. 

 

Week of May 2nd – Learning Update

Save the Date:

Thursday, May 10th – Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May 17th – Student Led Conferences

Friday, May 18th – 3A Assembly

Monday Tuesday, May 21st – 3A & 3D Field Trip to Dialogue in the Dark – Kowloon, Hong Kong


MAP TESTING SCHEDULE:

  • Math – Thursday, May 17th (Day Seven) 8:00-9:00
  • Reading – Friday, May 18th (Day Eight) 1:00-2:00
  • Language – Tuesday, May 22 (Day Two) 1:00-2:00

Reading:

This week, we begin our final reading unit of the year, focused on book clubs. Students will be in book clubs, sharing what they’ve read and what they think about. Specifically, this week students will be analyzing how the main characters respond in different situations. 

Writing:

Now that students have learned different genres of writing, we’re going to end the writing unit with more student choice in writing.  Students will have the opportunity to explore what they feel most passionate about.

Math:

Topic B introduces an exploration of geometry.  Students build on Grade 2 ideas about polygons and their properties, specifically developing and expanding their knowledge of quadrilaterals.  They explore the attributes of quadrilaterals and classify examples into various categories, including recognizing the characteristics of polygons.  Students draw polygons based on their attributes, producing sketches from descriptions similar to: “This shape has two long sides that are parallel, two short sides, and no right angles.”

Students next use tangrams to compose and decompose shapes.  They reason about the relationships between shapes and between attributes.  For example, students understand that quadrilaterals can be decomposed into triangles, and recognize that the two smallest triangles in a tangram puzzle can be put together to form a parallelogram, a square, and a medium triangle.

Social Studies:

Students are starting a new unit of inquiry this week. They will be learning more about how people collaborate to create systems to organize society. We begin this learning journey by understanding more about the rights and responsibilities of ourselves and others. The word “system” will be explored and students will be gathering information of how people create systems. 

 

Multiplication is Important

We want every student to leave 3rd grade with a strong understanding of their multiplication facts.  You can support your child by discussing how they learn best and how they would like to practice their multiplication facts.  If they are still learning their facts, I encourage you to make a game out of the process.  Start with flashcards and remember, the best games have clear goals that allow us to celebrate when we make improvements.