This is a great resource to use when helping your children review their multiplication facts:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgjCLhoI9Mk
We have been using this in class as well. The more students use it, the more fluent they will become with their multiplication facts.



Don’t forget to sign up for class text message reminders using Remind 101. I will periodically send out reminders about upcoming events. These will go straight to your cell phone without the need to check your email each day. 

To receive messages via text, text @ek43e9 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @2abccg.


 If you have any questions at any point during the year, please make sure you reach out. I will be glad to speak through email, over the phone or schedule a conference.


If you have not received an email from me please, send me an email to let me know. You may not have received an email from me because I do not have a working email address for you. My email is jkaylor@pinnacleclassicalacademy.com

Our Class tree will be going up soon! Students are welcome to bring in an ornament to place on our tree if they would like. All ornaments will be sent back home with students on the last day of school before we get out for winter break. 

  • Gift cards for the website Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Labels for a Dymo Label Maker
  • Playground Equipment
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Copy Paper

Math Workbooks: Your child will have a couple pages to complete from the math lesson covered that day. Some of the problems will be completed during the math lesson with me.
  • Multiplication: Your child will make multiplication flash cards every Monday. They will study them every night during the week. Multiplication quizzes are on Fridays.
  • Spelling: They will receive a list on Monday and practice/study the words throughout the week. Spelling quizzes will be on Fridays.
  • Reading: They will receive a packet of reading passages  and questions on Monday. They will need to read the passages and answer the questions by Friday.
  • Readtheory.org:  They will need to read passages and answer questions about those passages. They need three scores of 80% or above by Friday. These scores do not need to be consecutive.
  • Tenmarks.com: They will complete the assignment with an 80% or better.
  • Also, one crucial part of being in 3rd grade increasing stamina. We need to increase their stamina throughout the year so they are able to stay focused and fresh throughout the EOG testing time.
  • **If you do not have access to internet, let me know. When the kids start doing online homework I can make time for them to do it at school.
  • **If you want your child to do extra work, they can always do more passages on Readtheory or extra problems on TenMarks. 

This domain will introduce students to an ancient civilization whose contributions can be seen in many areas of our lives today. Students will be introduced to the culture of ancient Rome, including religion, food, education, legends, social class structure, and entertainment. They will learn about Roman geography and history, government, major leaders, monumental battles, and the rise and decline of the Roman Empire. Students will also learn about ancient Rome’s influence and contributions to our society today. The content students learn in this grade will serve as the basis for more in-depth study in the later grades of the Roman Republic, the Punic Wars, Julius Caesar, Augustus Caesar, Christianity under the Roman Empire, and the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. 

After Ancient Rome We will take a break from our normal Domains to focus on two classic winter stories. 

“The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Anderson is a sad story about a miserable young girl that touched the heart of many readers. The story begins on a cold winter night in which the snow never stopped. It was a real, rough and cold dinner.

This small poor girl is trying to sell matches because she was ordered to do so by a strict father. He didn’t allow her to come home until it would not be done, otherwise she would get a beating. She tried to sell matches, but because of the cold, she died on the frozen sidewalk. She tried to warm up with the matches which she held in her hand. When she lit each one of them, it pointed to those events that she always dreamed of.

The most common was a dream of delicious food and warm clothing, but every time matches were extinguished, the magic would disappear. When she lit the last match, she saw her dead grandmother she loved very much and she eventually took her to heaven.

This is probably one of the saddest Andersen’s fairy tales set in the 19th century describing the unfortunate fate of a young child who is going through difficult times and dying of cold and hunger.

1918: the Christmas Ruthie has longed for all her life and the Christmas she will never forget.

This is the year Ruthie's family has the honor of giving Pine Grove its tree. Last spring before he left for the war, Papa chose the prefect balsam tree from high on a rocky crag. But now, as Christmas draws near, Ruthie and Mama wait impatiently for the Appalachian mountain train to bring Papa home. Even with news of the Armistice there's no word from Papa. Soon it's Christmas Eve, and Ruthie and Mama can think only of seeing Papa again. But despite that, Papa promised the townsfolk a tree, and now--with Papa or without him--Mama will see that his word is kept.

Gloria McLendon Houston's story of the courage and power of a family is as joyful and timeless as Christmas itself. And exquisite, jewel-like paintings by two-time Caldecott Medal recipient Barbara Cooney capture all the story's warmth and mountain flavor. 

Domain 5: Light and Sound
This domain will start after winter break
This domain will build upon what students have already learned about the five senses and the human body, focusing on the senses of seeing and hearing. Students will learn about the properties of light and sound, how light and sound travel in waves, and how light and sound can be manipulated by various instruments, such as magnifying glasses, microscopes, and telescopes. Students will also learn about devices that scientists have invented to improve vision and hearing, and about doctors who specialize in the fields of vision and hearing. Students will be introduced to this content through a narrative story about two old friends, Samuel and Jack, who are losing their senses of sight and hearing, and their adventures with Samuel’s grandchildren, Amy and Ethan.
Students will also learn about the life and inventions of the famous inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, including his experience with teaching the deaf. The content students learn in this grade will serve as the basis in later grades for more in-depth study of the human body and the properties of light and sound.

We are working on our Multiplication and Division Unit. We will begin this unit by reviewing basic multiplication concepts, before moving to multiplying by 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers. By the end of this unit students will have learned how to do long division. This unit will last approximately 18 days. (This unit will be extended if students struggle mastering these concepts). Please continue to review multiplication facts each night.

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