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    March
     
     

    Name:Matthew Roberge
    Grade:3
    Phone: 781-659-8823 Ext 4152

    Class Twitter Account: @3Roberge 
     

    Important Dates

    • 3/1 Read Across America Day 
    • 3/7 Literacy Night @6:30pm 
    • 3/11 Rob Surrette Presentation @9:30
    • 3/13 NECN Meteorologist Presentation @10:30 
    • 3/18 Community Meeting 
    • 3/19 Trimester Ends 
    • 3/28 Half Day Professional Development
    • 3/29 Report Cards go home 

     

    MCAS Schedule 

    • 4/11 and 4/12 ELA MCAS 
    • 5/10 and 5/13 MATH MCAS

     

    Hello 3R Students and Families,

     

    Wow! It is hard to believe that it is already March! It has truly been a pleasure working with your children. I am excited to see what we learn next!

     

    You’re a Poet, and You didn’t even Know it!  

    In March, our students will be engaged in a Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop unit on poetry. Within this unit, our students will explore many of the elements that are apart of poetry such as: rhyme, rhythm, figurative language, personification and onomatopoeia. Additionally, our students will learn about various forms of poetry, for example, haikus and cinquains. At the end of the unit, our students will then use what they have learned to compose a poem of their very own.

       

    Science and Social Studies 

    We are engaged in a mini unit on Massachusetts. Within this unit we will be using the text What's So Great About This State? Massachusetts. Within this text, students will learn about our states geography, celebrations, museums and monuments. Additionally, they will learn about some of the symbols that are associated with our state such as the flag and state bird. This unit will give our students contineud practice with main idea and detail, note taking and informational text features. As a culminating activity, our students wil design there own state stamp. The stamp will include images or symbols that they feel best represent the state. In conjuction to their design, our students will compose a paragraph explaining why they feel their design represents our state. 

    After this unit on Massachusetts, we will then move to The Events Leading up to The American Revolution. This is by far my favorite social studies topic of the year. I cannot wait to explore this more with your children! 

       

    Math 

    It has been a pleasure getting to see our mathematicians at work through Math Workshop. They are becoming such great problem solvers and critical thinkers. We will begin the month of March with a mini unit on mass and capacity. Afterward, we will then be moving into our geometry unit. Here, students will learn how to classify the various types of quadrilaterals based on their characteristics. 

     

    I believe that a strong connection between home and school is a vital part of each student’s success. In addition to this teacher page, I will also be using email, Twitter and monthly newsletters to share all that is happening in Room 5. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year. My email and phone information can be found at the top of this page.

     

    Specials Schedule (Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 to 1:45)

    Tuesday – Library

    Wednesday – Music

    Thursday – Physical Education (Remember to wear sneakers)

    Friday – Art