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

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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.

3A Learning Update – Week of April 23

Reading:

This week is the final week of our ‘Research Book Clubs’ unit. Students will continue to use all of the knowledge and skills they have learned in this topic to finish their final research product. After which, they will make a presentation to the class.

Writing:

As we finish our informational writing books about natural disasters, students will have the choice to do research on any topic they are excited about teaching others about.

Science:

This week is wrapping up the unit of inquiry learning. Students will demonstrate their understanding for how communities support each other in times of need. A question you can ask your child at home is, “how do communities support each other and why is it important to support each other?” 

Math:

Our next unit begins with solving one- and two-step word problems based on a variety of topics studied throughout the year, using all four operations.  The lessons emphasize modeling and reasoning to develop solution paths.  They incorporate teacher facilitated problem solving, opportunities for students to independently make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, and time for students to share solutions and critique peer strategies.