Alane Gaspari

Grade 3


This is a short week, so we will focus on Science!

In addition, in Language Arts, we continue our study of how children from around the world access books. We will read The Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Boy who Loved Words and Max's Words. If you want to listen to the books with your child, they are linked below in "Whole Group Stories."

In Math, we are focusing on subtraction, inverse operations, rounding and regrouping and borrowing. We will subtract across zeroes this week.

The Unit 3 Fundations list is attached below.

In Science, we are studying the Moon and Solar System.

Please review the Newsletter below and pictures. These documents will be emailed also.

If you are not receiving my email communications, please write me a note in your child's planner with the correct email address or contact information.

Message for those who check my Teacher Page - explain inverse operations or give an example in your homework notebook and show me.

Upcoming Events

October 2017
Thu, 19  No School UEA
Fri, 20  No School UEA
November 2017
Tue, 14  Clark Planetarium Field Trip

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Ideas and activities for home:

1. Read with your child 20 - 30 minutes daily. If you are short on books please go to and print out their free books. Look for free books leveled F and above. The public library also has wonderful selections. If your child is struggling, prompt with "first sound" for the word or ask them to show you how to tap sounds out then blend to find the word. Also, talk about context to figure out difficult words.

2.Give your child a notebook and have them write daily. You can have them summarize their reading or give them a short prompt. Have them draw a picture first including many details. This helps them develop ideas for writing.

3. Math games to play that require only a deck of cards: top-it, addition top-it, subtraction top-it and what number comes before and after. Your child should know how to play all these games.

4. There are some wonderful educational games under student links. Please have your child explore them.

5. Get outside and play!!!!

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