Mrs. Donna McIntire 3rd Grade


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Happy New Year, and welcome back! It's been fun, restful, and we're glad to be back, ready to work and learn together!!

3rd Grade:
"In this 20-day module, students explore area as an attribute of two-dimensional figures and relate it to their prior understandings of multiplication. "
This module will take us pretty much through the end of the month. Students need continual reinforcement on the idea of "area".  As a family discuss the area of different objects or areas. Also use Length multiplied by Width to get that area, and also give the area with one side measurement missing and see if students can figure out the missing side.
WE are finishing up Unit 2; Students are using illustrations as well as text to discover the main ideas.
Students will also write a compare and contrast article.

4th Grade:

"In this 43-day module, students use place value understanding and visual representations to solve multiplication and division problems with multi-digit numbers.  As a key area of focus for Grade 4, this module moves slowly but comprehensively to develop students’ ability to reason about the methods and models chosen to solve problems with multi-digit factors and dividends."
Students are learning different ways of doing multi digit division and multiplication.  This section has been one of the more difficult for our students and is taking some time.  
Families, continuing to work with your child on multiplication and division facts will be a great help as they work though these "long" multiplication division problems, but also head into fractions in the next math module.
Students are also working on comparing and contrasting articles as well as being able to state their opinion.  
Being able to find the main idea and give supporting details is a good reading strategy that can be practiced at home.

Upcoming EVENTS:
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Literacy Night:  January 25th 5-7 p.m. 
Each grade level will have activities happening in their classroom that promotes literacy fun.  There will also be book basket auction. Our 3rd grade basket will be a chocolate themed basket with 3 books: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chocolate Touch and Chocolate Fever with loads of chocolate to accompany the basket.  
If you wish to donate a new book, or chocolate items for the basket, please contact us!