N O V E M B E R 2 0 T H 2 0 1 5 What’s new in Room 216? MRS. O’CONNOR’S 3RD GRADE CLASS z Ask A 3rd Grader In Our Class About... z “King” Davis showcases his favorite book series: “Here’s Hank.” Our study of folktales is just about to wrap up! We looked closely at a few myths this week and talked about how taking quick notes about characters can help you to understand and remember a story. We also talked about visualizing as a comprehension strategy. When you picture events/characters in your mind, the story seems to make more sense...visualizing can be like making a movie in your head. Tell someone at home about “Persephone and the 4 Seasons!” Some people think that evil in the world started because of “Pandora’s Vase,” can you retell that myth using pictures or words? We wrapped up Topic 3 in Math Workshop and started thinking about the meanings of multiplication! Look at this equation: 5 x 3 = 15. Circle the “factors” and underline the “product” in the equation. We talked about the multiplication sign actually meaning “groups of.” Draw a model showing 7 x 4 (7 groups of 4). What is the product? Check out this awesome hat!! Davis collects autographs every year at the Memorial. He even has one from Tiger Woods! nnn Our discussions in Social Studies have been about the responsibilities that citizens have to their community. We also talked about our local government and who works at City Hall. Tell someone at home which voting ward you live in. Can you name two Dublin City Council members? Upcoming Events &Reminders: NO HOMEWORK!: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no homework/assignment sheet being sent out this week -- Enjoy! BOOK FAIR: The Pinney Book Fair is Monday, November 30th through December 16th. THANK YOU! I am thankful for your children they make me smile! I love coming to school each and every day. I hope you take some time to relax & enjoy a few days off! Happy Thanksgiving! Related Arts Schedule: Monday: Music Tuesday: PE Wednesday: No School! Thursday: No School! Friday: No School!