Here’s What’s Happening in Grade 3 in January:
We will be finishing up division using known facts from multiplication. We will begin to multiply larger numbers and divide with remainders. Children will see how both are used in everyday life. Children will build their speed in practicing the known facts.
We will begin to work on projects for the Social Studies Fair in March. Children will be researching an invention, the person who invented it, the year and how the invention changed history. They will be making posters. To go along with their posters they will be writing speeches as if they were the inventor telling of their invention.
In science we are continuing our study of ecosystems. We will be focusing on animals with special adaptations to survive. Children will research animals and their special adaptations such as: migrate, hibernate,camouflage,mimicry. The children are always excited to tell what they know about animals!
For this month’s book report children will be writing about historical fiction books that they have read. Some books they are reading include Magic Treehouse, I Survived.. Aand American doll series books. They are learning about events that took place in the past built around a fictional story with fictional characters.
In religion we will be preparing for Penance. We will be discussing the Ten Commandments and what it means to sin. Children will be creating their own books about the Ten Commandments! We will be focusing on saying “I’m sorry” and forgiving one another.
At the end of this month we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week! The children always enjoy pajama day and our walkathon among other activities!
We are always very busy learning new and exciting things!
Stay warm, drink some hot coco and enjoy winter!