# Announcements

October 1st to 5th
This week we read our last story in our “Off to Adventure” theme.
The  Waterfall, by Jonathan London, is a realistic fiction story.  A family’s
backpacking adventure in the mountains leads to the discovery of an amazing
waterfall- and to an exhilarating climb to the top of it.  The strategy  focus in
this story is predicting and inferring.  Students will have a  chance to make
predictions and inferences throughout the story.  Our  comprehension skill for
this story is cause and effect.  We will also work  on how to thoroughly answer BCRs.
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Math Unit 2: Algebra, Addition, and Subtraction Number Sense
This week we continued Unit 2: Algebra, Addition, and Subtraction Number  Sense.
We learned to add using tens, how to estimate sums in four ways  (front-end,
compatible numbers, hundreds, and tens), overestimates and  underestimates,
using tens to subtract, and counting on to subtract.
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Social Studies What is a Community?
This week in social studies we labeled continents (and how to correctly  spell them),
hemispheres, North and South Poles, and the equator on a world  map.   Students
also were able to describe the role of local government and  citizens in making and
enforcing laws.   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Happy birthday to our October birthday:  Henna Fraiman (25th)!
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Welcome to our Third Grade Website! I hope that you will find our site
interesting, informative and fun. It is meant to help keep you up-to-date
on  all the exciting things happening in our classroom! As always, please
contact me with any questions or concerns through this page or at
bmarsh@bcps.org.  My students are my priority, and I will do everything
I can to help them  achieve success and work to their best potential.
Teaching is a privilege  and a tremendous responsibility. What I try
to do every day in my class is  be a good listener, to guide instruction
rather than lecture, and be willing  to use varied approaches to foster
learning. I also strongly believe in  establishing and maintaining good
communication with parents. This will  foster a positive learning
atmosphere in the classroom and will enhance  instruction.