3rd Grade
Room B8
Report cards will go home on Friday, November 15, 2019. 
Students are working hard as they develop their reading skills and focus on character traits.  As we read our mentor text, Winn-Dixie, students are learning how to develop a theory about the main character's traits and evidence to support their theory.  Students then work on reading a fiction book at their level and focus on a character to explore and identify the traits of that character.  In a few weeks, students will work in groups to read books and explore the story and the characters.  It will be a fun way to build our reading skills!  
In writing, students are working on informational style of writing.  They have selected a topic and will be working over the next few weeks to complete their writing project.
In social studies, students are learning about the California Native American Groups.  We will focus in on our local group, the Gabrielino.  Students enjoy this unit and are excited to learn more!
As we discussed, students should be reading every night at home and completing their reading log nightly.  Also, students are encouraged to practice their  multiplication and division facts nightly. 
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Please remember that the students will have district P.E. every Monday.  Students should wear appropriate shoes and clothes to be ready to participate in P.E. 
Thank you for ensuring that your child completes their nightly homework.  As a class, we complete the homework planner together each day and it is to go home in their homework folder and come back to school the next day.  


Mrs. Springsteen
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