School dismissal is at 1:15 PM every Wednesday. Regular school dismissal is 2:40 PM
Important dates: What's new at school 4/27- Spirit Day-Head to Toe Purple
4/27-4/28-Relay for Life-Leigh High School
5/4-Oster Adventure Games-5:30-8:00 p.m.
5/16 Weds.-Open House/ Family Night - No Homework
5/28 Mon. Memorial Day Holiday - No School
6/1/Fri.-Field Trip to De Anza Planetarium
6/7 Thurs.- Last Day of School-Early Dismissal
Flex Reading: To maximize student learning, Oster School utilizes a flexible reading approach. Students are assigned to "Flex Reading" groups which are designed to create learning opportunities to meet students at their instructional level.
Home Reading: Your third grader should be reading 15-20 minutes at home daily. Some picture books are quite sophisticated and worthwhile for 8-9 year olds. Given their maturity levels, it is still wonderful to share the reading with your child; you can read one page and s/he can read the next. Take turns and enjoy the bonding experience. You will be modeling the love and importance of reading! Otherwise, I am encouraging my students to read chapter books.
If you need to contact me please feel free to call or email! Phone-(408)266-8121 ext. 23016 firstname.lastname@example.org
For fun and educational websites for kids, visit our "resources" page. The following enrichment activities may be suitable for your child as your budget and interests allow: Playing a board or card game at home Participation in family walks, hikes, or bike rides Cooking of easy recipes for a family meal Joining athletic activites or attending sporting events Participation in musical or theater arts Working on jigsaw puzzles Time for free play or toys of imaginary games Beach time(we are only @ 30 min. away)
Language Arts and Writing: Grade 3 Third trimester writing focuses on opinion writing. The students will read fiction and non-fiction topics and then respond with an opinion about what they have read. Math: Union School District's Common Core Math program is Eureka Math. The year begins with an in depth study of multiplication, division and rounding concepts. Please work with your child in the memorization of his/her multiplication and division facts within 100. The first trimester also reviews addition, subtraction and place value concepts taught in previous years. For math homework help, click the following link: sites.google.com/unionsd.org/usdmath/grade-3
Science & Social Studies: Science themes for grade 3 consist of matter and energy, structures of life, and the sun, moon and stars. Social studies themes for grade 3 consist of local communities, geography, Native American tribes indigenous to our region and study of local economy, government and citizenship.
Homework 3rd grade homework consists of 20 minutes of reading and 10 minutes of math review nightly. Math review will come from the problem set in class each day. It is crucial that 3rd graders learn their multiplication and division facts. We will use the Xtra math website in class and this site can be used at home also.