Important Dates this week:
Friday-Good Friday (no school)
Welcome to the 4th nine weeks of 3rd grade! The kids and I are in a great groove and working hard. In Math this week we will start the week off with a 2D Test on Polygons and Non-Polygons. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will talk about one line of symmetry, two lines of symmetry, and multiple lines of symmetry. We will create things with symmetry as well as draw lines of symmetry on certain objects. The kids will also work in groups and study each letter of the alphabet, drawing and agreeing among their peers how many lines of symmetry each capital letter has.
On Thursday we will begin our study of three dimensional shapes. We will become more familiar with terms such as base, faces, vertices, and edges. We are categorizing our 3-D shapes into 3 categories.
This first category is 3-D figures that have curved surfaces like the sphere, cylinder, and cone.
The next category are prisms such as the cube, triangular prism, and rectangular prism. Prisms are prisms simply because their faces are either rectangular or square.
The last category we are studying is Pyramids like the square pyramid, the rectangular pyramid, and the triangular pyramid. Pyramids are simply named by whatever their base is. Pyramid faces are always triangular with a point at the top:
PLEASE STUDY MULTIPLICATION FAST FACTS WITH YOUR CHILD EVERY NIGHT FOR 7 TO 10 MINUTES. THIS WEEK WILL BE FOR A GRADE :)
1. Weather Balloons
6. Wind Vane
7. Rain Gauge
8. Weather Satellites
9. Weather Radars/Maps
Each child has also been assigned a specific city in the United States and are monitoring and logging the weather of that city for the next ten days. This week we will be finishing up studying the tools that meteorologists use to predict weather and begin our study of the water cycle. Important vocabulary for the water cycle would be:
3. Water Vapor
Thanks for reading,