~ Spring Fever ~

April2, 2018
by Michelle Stodola

Hi Parents,

We had a great final week before spring break! Thank you all so much for reminding grandparents to come on Friday. The kiddos all enjoyed sharing in our learning with them 🙂

In the Silver Knights this week we continued reading fairy tales and worked on a comprehension packet that included a variety of different story structure, sequencing, and identifying hero/villain worksheets. We even got to share the joy of reading with the kindergartners and first graders! We also worked on creating our own fairy tales or  rewrote our favorite. On Friday we put on puppet shows of three of the fairy tales we’ve read over the last week and a half. It was a lot of fun!

In math we worked on finding the area of odd-shaped figures by adding up the areas of the two rectangles that we could create out of the odd-shapes. We also found solutions to area word problems. With all of the practice that we’ve been doing so far this year, the kiddos are real pros at it! Additionally we have been reviewing how to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. Make sure your child is practicing all of their facts at home. Math gets easier and easier for those who have mastered all of their facts. If they seem done with their multiplication facts, get them working on writing fact families outside with some chalk to start mastering their division facts.

In social studies we finished up learning about European explorers and the reasons they voyaged over to America. We all picked a different explorer, researched his motivations and discoveries, and created 2-D replicas of what our explorer would have looked like. They are hanging up in our classroom if you would like to stop by and see them.

In religion we focused on learning about what happens during Holy Week. We created different crafts to represent each of the days and we had an Easter egg hunt on Friday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break and a very happy Easter!

Shelly Stodola

Third Grade

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