Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What are we learning in October?

During the month of October, the third grade will continue to work hard and be kind while they are learning many new things in the classroom!

In READING we will be looking at non-fiction books to locate different text features. The students will use these features to help determine importance and the main idea of the text. 


In MATH we will begin learning different strategies to multiply and divide numbers. The students will use arrays, equal groups, repeated addition and subtraction, and other strategies to help them solve the problems. 


In WRITING we will be focusing on opinion writing. The students will develop an opinion on a topic and use the template above to support their opinions with facts and examples. 


In SCIENCE we will be creating a real-life version of the game "Mouse-Trap." The students will work together to design their own Mouse-Trap and then use different materials to build and test it. 


In Social Studies we will be discussing goods and services. The students will identify what goods and services are, as well as identify some goods and services provided by individuals, businesses, and the government.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What are we learning in September?

During the month of September, the 3rd graders will be reviewing a lot and learning many new things!

In READING we will be focusing on realistic fiction books. The students will practice asking and answering questions before, during, and after reading.

In MATH we will be focusing on rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. The students will also be practicing their addition and subtraction fluency within 1000 with and without composing and decomposing.

In WRITING we will be working hard to create our own personal narratives. The students will be writing about a true story from their own life and using the writing process to publish their work.

In SCIENCE we will explore the differences between position and motion. The students will participate in different experiments to test their hypotheses.

In SOCIAL STUDIES we will be discussing our roles and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. The students will also participate in discussions about the good deeds that they have done and what they can do to support the common good.

Tips for Becoming a Better Reader at Home

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


We will have our first spirit night of the year next Tuesday. Please plan to come to Chipotle for dinner from 5-9 to support our school. Tell the cashier you are there for GES spirit night, and a portion of your meal cost will be donated to the school. Thanks for supporting GES and the GES PTA!

Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Please do not forget to send headphones with your child. They are needed for the chromebooks.
  • Also, do not forget to send a snack with your child. We have a late lunch. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Welcome to the blog for the 3rd Grade at Gaithersburg Elementary School.