As we approach the third quarter, third graders are hard at work. In math, we will continue to deepen our understanding of the relationship between multiplication and division. We are asking third graders to begin memorizing their times tables up to twelve. This is essential factual knowledge that they will use for the rest of their lives, certainly throughout school, and beyond. Please help your child to drill and practice at home as much as possible.
In ELA, we will begin reading fiction and non-fiction texts about Japan. Eventually this will lead into our next social studies unit as well. We will also begin working on other ELA skills in preparation for the state tests. Science continues to "crackle" as we wrap up our fascinating study of electricity. This is more practical learning in our "cycles" theme. Encourage your child to ask questions about uses of electricity at home, as well as practicing electrical safety.