As we head into October break, Grade 3 continues to be a hive of activity with students learning and growing in a multitude of ways!
Here’s what’s happening in Grade 3 this week…
FIELD TRIP UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Thursday’s field trip has been cancelled. We are looking into alternative options for after October break. We will keep you posted.
Thursday will be a regular school day.
Math: This week we will begin Eureka Unit 2. Unit 2 will connect place value learning to real-world work with measurement using the metric system. Students will also work on telling time and solving problems relating to elapsed time. Click here for Eureka Unit 2 Parent Tip sheet and here for Eureka unit 2 Topic A information.
Key standards covered in this unit:
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
-Round numbers to the nearest 10 or 100
-Fluently add and subtract within 1000
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects
-Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals
-Measure and estimate liquid volume and mass of objects
ELA (English Language Arts): Writing: We begin our second writing unit of the year. This unit will integrated with our How the World Works unit of inquiry.
Big Idea: Writers write to explain and record their scientific thinking and observations.
-What is scientific writing?
-Why do scientists record their thinking and observations?
-What ways do writers record their thinking and observations?
-What are the key elements of scientific writing?
Unit of Inquiry (U.o.I.): We kicked off this unit last Friday with some intentionally ambiguous experiments to get the kids thinking about the Central Idea and the Lines of Inquiry. The kids were very enthusiastic and are really excited for this unit. We will unpack the Central Idea, Lines of Inquiry and Key concepts this week. This unit will integrated with our current writing unit.
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
Central idea: We observe and record natural phenomenon in order to understand.
Lines of inquiry
-Applying scientific processes to help us to understand
-Communicating scientific understanding
Key Concepts: form, change, causation
Related Concepts: Observation, features, impact, interaction
Coming up next week:
October Break-Monday October 23-Friday, October 27
Coming up in November:
Student-led conferences Thursday, November 23.
The Grade 3 team wishes all a safe and relaxing October break!