• Third Grade Rm 208

    Instructor: Bontempo, K.


  • Our Week in a Nutshell

    This week we will: *Continue on Wordly Wise Unit 10!  It is so much fun when we see a Wordly Wise word throughout our day in different contexts. *Continue with Opinion Writing in our letters addressed to Mrs. Gillie *Continue on our quest to find out ALL WE POSSIBLY CAN about the Titanic and its tragic sinking *Complete the Area and Multiplication unit; work on analyzing data *Continue to learn about the structures of life using our friends :"the crayfish" to help!  Do you know the difference between "structure" and "function"? IT'S going to be a great week!!!…

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  • OH OH! I think we all have SPRING FEVER!!

      It's that time of year when we ALL begin to have symptoms suggesting a case of Spring FEVER!  Here are a few suggestions that, if done TOGETHER, may help alleviate the side effects!   *Go on a bike ride *Build a fort *Fly a kite *Lay back and enjoy the clouds *Play at a playground *Investigate the salt pond *Build a sand castle *Clean out a garden area *Teach someone how to play hopscotch *Do homework at the picnic table I'm not certain if any of these are the CURE for your "fever", but it can't hurt to try, can…

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  • OUR PICK: Student of the Month!

    The third and fourth grades announced our second Student of the Months in this month's Sharing Assembly.We are proud to announce that Trysyan Johnstone was our class representative!  The qualities of this student are something that each child in my class is striving for daily! Congratulations Trystan!!  We are looking forward to April for many reasons...but especially to see who will be chosen…

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  • Grade Three Overview

            Dunn’s Corners School Grade 3         Kym Bontempo kbontempo@westerly.k12.ri.us   Elizabeth Wilke Theresa Watson twatson@westerly.k12.ri.us Welcome to grade three.  We are looking forward to an exciting year working with your child.  We hope to form a partnership with you with open communication in order to achieve a common goal: that your child will have a happy and successful year of learning and growth.   Please email us, call us at school, or send in a note to share your concerns with us, to let us know what is working well, or if you have any questions.  We will try to respond in a timely manner.  We hope that this will be a special year as we work together for your child’s success.   Please read through this packet and keep it for future reference.  It will give you a brief overview of the third grade curriculum and also explain some of our practices and procedures.   Dunn’s Corners School Behavior Expectations: •Be Respectful •Be Responsible •Be Safe     Reading: All elementary grades in the district are now teaching reading utilizing the reading workshop model. Students receive a reading mini lesson followed by a period of guided practice and a period of reflection. Reading groups follow the workshop period in which skills are further applied to rich literature.   Common Core Units of Study for Units of study in Reading for grade 3 are: Narrative Elements Informational Elements Analysis of Informational Texts Analysis of Literary and Narrative Texts Poems, Plays, & Powerful Language Opinions Please Synthesizing Narrative Texts: Author Studies   Monthly reading instruction utilizing Junior Great Books occurs. These text engage students in inquiry based instruction and involves much rich discussion. Students read stories multiple times to analyze the text and revise answers.   Sustained silent reading in class and at least 20 minutes of nightly reading at home ensures that each child reaches

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