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Week of 9-25-17

 ** Parent Orientation night is this Thursday!! Please plan to attend if possible, Mrs. Battista and I will be sharing lots of information about our classroom expectations and the third grade curriculum. 
Math: This week we will continue working on place value. Specifically we will learn more about comparing and ordering numbers along with expanded notation Example: 378 = (3 x 100) + (7 x 10) + (8 x 1)
On Wednesday (9-27) we will have our first test over place value. Look for a practice homework to come home on Monday. This is optional homework to practice for the test. We will also have a review in class on Tuesday. 
Science: We will learn about the 3 states of matter and conduct some hands on observations. 

Week of 9-18-17

Math: Place value - standard, expanded and word form, expanded notation, and comparing whole numbers up to 999,999.
Science: Tools used for measurement and 3 states of matter
*our first timed test will be this Friday (9/22) it will be addition and subtraction doubles and halves! 

Week of 9-11-17

Math: We will be working on place value. Students will understand the difference between place and value. We will look at ways to compose (put together) and decompose (take apart) numbers. We will also work on writing and reading larger numbers up to 999,999 using expanded form and expanded notation.
Science: We will begin our unit on matter and explore properties of matter such as mass, length, and volume. On Monday we will take a very easy test on science lab safety and tools. We have prepared in class for this test!!

Week of 9-4-17

Welcome back!!! We will be doing some getting to know you activities this week and dipping our toes into curriculum!
Math: We will learn about math talks, setting up our INB (interactive notebook) and start our first unit on place value.
Science: science safety and scientific tools. Students will bring home a science contract to sign in their Wednesday folder. Please read it over with them, sing and return to school! 
If you have any questions, please let me know!!