What's Are We Learning Now in 3E?
Reading – Reading Workshop routines and expectations will be reviewed. Key reading comprehension strategies will be reviewed as well. Responding in writing to literature in student journals will begin, with ‘stop & jots’ during Read Aloud. Please make sure your child reads in his or her Just Right book at home every day!
LA – In Writing Workshop, the students will focus on narrative writing. They will be working in Writer's Notebooks. Generating ideas for small moment stories will be practiced. Creating stories with a beginning, middle, and end, as well as “stretching the heart of a story” are focus areas. This work may continue into October.
Math – We will be beginning GO Math with the study of data and graphing, and addition and subtraction within 1000. This math program includes a strong problem solving component which taps into close reading skills. In addition, we are expecting daily practice each evening of math facts, starting with addition and moving through to division, to achieve automatic recall. Please use the XtraMath program at home to faciliate this.
Social Studies & Science – First, we will learn how to set up our Interactive Notebooks, an important tool for helping each student take responsibility for their own learning. Then we will begin to review all that we know about our best learning with a GROWTH MINDSET! As we start October, we will begin our unit on Forces and Motion.