Welcome to Mrs. Fallin’s Third Grade!
And now three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Religion – We will be learning about Lent and how to get our hearts ready for Easter. Students will be reading daily from the Bible. We will learn about the Church calendar and the meaning and colors of the different seasons. Students will be reviewing the Apostles’ Creed and should have it memorized.
Math – All students should have multiplication facts memorized through ten by the end of February. We will be learning about division and continue to have timed tests. Students will work in groups to solve and present story problems.
Reading – We are starting a novel study and will work in small groups to help each other with reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary as we read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. All students should be reading a biography book at home for a report due March 12.
Science – We are starting a new unit on Physical Science. We will be be discovering solids, liquids, and gases and their properties through several activities in the classroom.
Social Studies – We continue to work in our Geography booklets in class taking notes on the regions of Oregon and sharing land forms and products in each region. Students will be assigned an Oregon land form to research and share facts about in a short report. We will use our computer class to learn to research safely online and to get our reports ready to present to the class.
Writing – Our focus this quarter will be on reviewing grammar to help with our writing. Students will be learning to take notes and to write short informational reports for Social Studies.
Our service learning project this year for third grade is to help the Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP). The NWPP helps low income senior citizens find affordable housing in downtown Portland. We will be helping the organization by gathering much need supplies for the seniors supported by NWPP. You can find information on the NWPP on their website www.nwpilotproject.org.