The Week Ahead: 11/4-11/8

This week, we will be continuing our math work gathering measurement data and will complete unit 2. The students will be working to measure accurately to the nearest half inch as they explore questions such as: How wide is our classroom? How far can a third grader jump? How far can you blow a pattern block? We will practice representing these data on line plots and will end the week with an assessment activity.

In language arts, we will learn about writing compound sentences by combining two independent clauses and will learn to distinguish dependent and independent clauses. Our writing work will focus on grouping related details when writing an expository text. We will be analyzing main ideas and details in our reading work and will read a human interest text, Megafish Man, about an ecologist searching for giant fish in the Mekong River. We will be taking our spelling and vocabulary tests on Thursday this week, since field day activities will take up our time on Friday.

Speaking of field day, the students are excited for some fun activities on Friday! We will send home t-shirts this week.  Dismissal will be at noon – please make sure that pick-up arrangements have been made.

November also marks the start of our school canned food drive. We will be setting our third-grade goal this week, but please start sending in cans! Students will earn class tickets for cans they bring in.


Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday 11/5: No after school hip-hop class
  • Friday 11/8: Field Day, Noon Dismissal
  • Monday 11/11: Veterans Day – No School
  • Wednesday 11/20: Noon Dismissal, Faculty Meetings
  • Friday 11/22: Tucson Presidio Field Trip
  • Friday 1/24: Tubac School House Field Trip

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