|:||In reading, during the week we formally assessed all third graders’ reading skills. This allowed us to plan instruction to best support and challenge all readers. In the meantime, we will continue working on skills that readers practice when they are building a reading life. Please support your child at home by talking about your reading life and talking about books you and your child read at home. Having conversations about what we read and pausing as we read to do comprehension checks are the main goals this week.
Students were assessed on their spelling and writing skills this week. They are learning how to work through the writing process (prewrite, draft, revise, edit, publish) with an emphasis on revising and drafting. We are beginning our first Unit of Study, which involves writing personal narratives. Have a conversation with your child about some of the ideas of stories from their life that they have brainstormed this week.
In Math we have begun exploring the relationship between multiplication and addition. Your child has divided objects into equal groups to see the addition and multiplication problems they represent. Your child has also been introduced to seeing equal groups as arrays.
We have begun our first unit of inquiry this week. The central idea is People can collaborate to organize society. The focus this week will be on rights and responsibilities. The theme we will explore is How We Organize Ourselves.