A reminder that this week is the last week for Math in Unit 2. Playbooks are being updated tonight and will be available again tomorrow. There are many more kiddos who are having success in being close to completion. Thanks so much for your reminders and chats with them about math!
Research projects on Africa are underway. If you haven't talked to your child about their project yet, please ask them. Many are very excited about the research. If they are working at home on their work, please remind them to bring in what notes adn things they complete so that they have them the next day at school. Also, we have discussed that they should be writing down their sources as they use them. For websites, this is the name of the website and the URL. For books, its the Title, Author and page numbers (or whole book). Please refer to the links on Friday's email for good sites for the kids to use - we are really looking for helping them choose quality sources and not just google searching and using the first thing that pops up.
Last update is dictado for the week. It is below. Teaching point this week is the commas that set up the beginning phrases and as always, the normal spelling.
As we research Africa, we need to remember many things. First, we need to look at good sources. Second, it is important to take notes about what we learn. Finally, we will use this information to create a project.
Remember the yellow are the no excuse words - words that 3rd graders should know cold to be successful as they go through the year and into 4th. Some of the students have traveling word walls - as your student if they have one. These should come out each time that they write and any yellow word in the dictado should be added to the orange page on the wall. This will be a great resource to have as they are editing journals and working on spelling things. If they are adding the yellow words from dictado each week, they will have access at home to the same words that they have on the wall at school.
As always, let me know of any questions that arise. Have a great night.