We are working on the essential question, "How do people from different cultures contribute to a community?" Our comprehension strategies for this week are asking and answering questions and sequencing. We are working on reading compound words and the spelling pattern consonant-vowel-consonant-E. Our spelling words are:
We are working through the tougher parts of addition, which include properties of addition, estimation, rounding, and story problems. We get to skip some chapters! That's one step closer to 4th grade level math! We may start subtraction this week, too.
My class did a great job on their science tests! If your child is unhappy with his/her score, redo it at home and return it so I can update the score. We are moving into our science unit on environments and ecosystems. This ties right into learning about communities in social studies. Our first big project is coming up! Be on the lookout for a paper describing the project and its rubric. This project will meet many standards for social studies and help solidify concepts in science. We are also having a special visitor on Wednesday! Be sure to ask your student all about it!