Welcome to 3rd Grade 2017 - 2018

    
Richland Soaring Eagles                                Mrs. Barth  3rd Grade Room 219: Extension 1219 ( 815-725-8391)
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Reading Language arts

a Sample of What your Child Will Be Working on in 3rd Grade

Reading closely to find main ideas and supporting details in a story

Describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in stories (e.g., first, second, third; cause and effect)

Comparing the most important points and key details presented in two books on the same topic

Writing opinions or explanations that group related information and develop topics with facts and details

Writing stories that establish a situation and include details and clear sequences of events that describe the actions, thoughts, and feelings of characters

Independently conducting short research projects that build knowledge about various topics

Asking and answering questions about information he or she hears from a speaker or while participating in classroom discussions, offering appropriate elaboration    and detail that build on what others have said

Reading stories and poems aloud fluently, without pausing to figure out what each word means

Distinguishing the literal and nonliteral meanings of words, such as something’s fishy and cold shoulder

Spelling correctly and consulting dictionaries to clarify meanings of words





Mathematics

a Sample of What your Child Will Be Working on in 3rd Grade

Multiplying and dividing up to 10 × 10 quickly and accurately, including knowing the times tables from memory

Solving word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Beginning to multiply numbers with more than one digit (e.g., multiplying 9 × 80)

Understanding fractions and relating them to the familiar system of whole numbers (e.g., recognizing that 31 and 3 are the same number)

Measuring and estimating weights and liquid volumes, and solving word problems involving these quantities

Reasoning about shapes (e.g., all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares)

Finding areas of shapes, and relating area to multiplication (e.g., why is the number of square feet for a 9-foot by 7-foot room given by the product 9 × 7?)




Help your Child learn at home

Learning does not end in the classroom. Children need help and support at home to succeed in their studies. Try to create a quiet place for your child to study, and carve out time every day when your child can concentrate on reading, writing, and math uninterrupted by friends, brothers or sisters, or other distractions.

you should also try and sit down with your child at least once a week for 15 to 30 minutes while he or she works on homework. This will keep you informed about what your child is working on, and it will help you be the first to know if your child needs help with specific topics. By taking these small steps, you will be helping your child become successful both in and outside the classroom.


Additionally, here are some activities you can do with your child to support learning at home:


English language arts & literacy

Make reading for fun a part of your child’s daily routine. Set aside quiet time, with no phones, computers, or other distractions, when your child can read for pleasure, books such as Amos & Boris by William Steig or The Fire Cat by Esther Averill. To find more books for your child to read, visit www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf.

Encourage your child to find a picture from a newspaper or magazine, cut it out, paste it on paper, and write a story about it.

Start a family vocabulary box or jar. Have everyone write down new words they discover, add them to the box, and use the words in conversation.

mathematics

Look for “word problems” in real life. Some 3rd grade examples might include:

Notice those everyday occasions when you find yourself using your times tables — such as to determine how many days there are in four weeks. Ask your child for the answer.

Involveyourchildwhenyounoticeyourselfusing division to “work backward” in the times tables — such as determining how many candies each child will get if 36 candies are shared equally among nine children at a party, or determining how many six-inch lengths can be cut from a string 18 inches long.


For more information, the full standards are available at www.corestandards.org