Even though it was only a 4-day week of school, the third graders have been working diligently on regrouping in math. The toughest part of this is switching problems between numbers with zeros and regrouping subtraction problems without zeros. We will continue this practice into next week until they have this concept mastered. Those that have this will be allowed to move on the the next math concept.
In reading, we have been focusing on stories that revolve around solving problems. This week we read a story titled A Day's Work in which a boy helps his grandfather find a job. They do not complete their job correctly and therefore, have to work a second day to correct their mistake. Next week, we will be reading a story titled Prudy's Problem and How She Solves It. Look for information on next week's story, grammar, and spelling lessons in the yellow Family Times sheet that will be coming home this Thursday.
Social Studies has ended and we have started to focus on science again with properties of soil and the different soil types. We will get more "hands-on" with this next week.
Halloween parties will begin at 2:10. Students will begin getting their costumes on at 1:50 and the quicker they get their costumes on, the more time we will have for our party. If there was a note written in your child's planner last week, it will have what you signed up for in it. (I had so many sign up that some will be able to help out for the holiday party this December!) Monday will be a "normal" day in the morning with the normal routines for the day set in place. There will be a parent sign-out sheet for any parent that would like to take their child home directly after the Halloween parade. Come see me for this sheet at the end of the day.
Have an awesome weekend!