Williams, Mary Donna


 

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Mrs. Williams 

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MaryDonna Williams 
Grade 3 – Room 3 
Contact Information
Email Address: mwilliams@pway.org 
Phone number: 732-699-1573 ext.5903 
The best way to reach me is by email. 
*If you need to make changes in dismissal plans for your child, please call the school's main office.



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Room 3 News

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     Third grade students have the opportunity to work with two teachers this year.  Mrs. Erickson and I will be your team teachers.  I will meet with you in room 3 and I will be your teacher for math, science, and social studies lessons.  Mrs. Erickson will be your ELA teacher.  She will meet with you in room 5 for readers' and writers' workshop.

     You will switch classes each day, so it will be important for you to come to class prepared, organized and ready to work.

     Parents, please review and initial your child's homework log  and folder each evening.

Special Area Schedule
Monday - Digital Literacy and Spanish
Tuesday - Digital Literacy
Wednesday - Art
Thursday - Music
Friday - PE

What's going on?

           In math, students are working with fractions.  We will work with drawing fraction models and number lines to represent scenarios.  The denominator of a fraction names the number of parts in the whole, and the numerator names how many of those parts are being considered.  We will look at the relationship of the numerator and denominator to define quantity.   If the numerator is close to the value of the denominator, the fraction is close to 1 whole. 

        Students will compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.  We will draw models and use fraction tiles. Students will consider the size of the pieces when comparing fractions.  Students will have experiences to build the concept of equivalent fractions.  For example, when we have a model that shows ¾, and then we split each piece into two equal pieces, our model will then show 6/8.  So, ¾ = 6/8.

         Students continue to work hard to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  The children are practicing explaining their ideas and mathematical reasoning to others to share their understanding and justify why an answer is reasonable.  

         Be sure to continue to practice multiplication and division fact fluency with your child.  Students are expected to know their multiplication facts up to 100 (10x10) from memory.

    In addition to the daily math homework, please encourage your child to use the available online resources on Think Central, Khan Academy, and Xtramath. Playing card games and number games are always a great way to practice math skills and have fun together!

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