News from Mrs. Koziol’s 3rd Grade

Week of 10/7-10/11


Religion:  We just finished chapter 3 “Christ Will Come Again”.  Jesus teaches us to always be prepared for his second coming through the things we say and do and through prayer.

Science:  We continue to talk about how Scientists use tools and why standard units of measure are important.  We measured our classroom with meter sticks and rulers (standard units).  We also measured students using a pencil (non standard unit).  Ask your student to explain why we need tools and why measuring our friends with pencils was not very accurate!

We also practiced using our rulers and following directions with a “fall is here” measuring activity.  Some students brought these home for you to see!

Social Studies:  Still working within our COMMUNITIES UNIT, students will be completing a project called “A Snapshot of my Community” due 11/1.  You should have received an email from me with details and a sheet and rubric from your child all about this creative and fun way for students to show their understanding of their community.

Math:  Students continue to work on math facts.  This week: 5s and 10s!

Language Arts/Writing:  Did your child tell you we are publishing our own class book titled “Home for the Holidays”.  They are so excited!  We started working on it this week.  Forms will be sent home in your child’s daily folder for you to order your copy (ready in time for Christmas).  Even if you don’t want to order one, PLEASE return the form with your signature.  I can get a free book for the classroom if I have everyone’s forms to send to the publisher.  If you would like a copy of the book, but this poses a financial hardship for your family, please contact me!

Cursive:  We moved onto the lowercase letter “f” this week.  It took a little practice, but as with the other letters, the class did a beautiful job.  We were able to write some real words: elf, felt, life, fleet and more!

REMINDER: There is no school on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day