This week will be Red Ribbon Week at HCE. On Monday the kids can wear crazy socks, Tuesday is wear tie dye, Wednesday is wear neon and bright colors, Thursday is wear your favorite sports team jersey, and Friday is wear camouflage clothing.
This week in Math we will be finishing up Chapter 4 on four digit subtraction. On Monday the kids will complete a study guide in class. They will have no HW on Monday night except to study for the test on Tuesday. Wednesday will begin our study of Chapter 5, addition and subtraction with bar models. The kids will be reviewing bar models from 2nd grade on Wednesday and we will make a class anchor chart on the six models they learned in 2nd grade. One example is below:
We will spend Thursday and Friday reading and decoding word problems and drawing out matching bar models. Most problems will be double step!! This is very difficult for 3rd graders and we will spend some quality time in class working through all types of problems.
Fast Facts will be for a grade this week. Please continue to study them 8-10 minutes a night. They are 20% of your child's Math average.
In Science, we will wrap up our study of mixtures and solutions with some fun vocabulary games and a song to help the kids remember what they have learned. This week we will begin our unit study on Energy. Energy is the ability to move and do work. We will review four forms of energy: sound, light, heat, and mechanical. We will begin with Mechanical Energy and discover that there are two types of Mechanical Energy: Potential and Kinetic.
Thank you for all that attended conferences this week and last. It was great to have some face to face time with all of you.