Third Grade

Upcoming Events

May 15- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Mahaffie (Bring back $6 and Permission Slips)

May 17- Field Day

May 21- Talent Show for Third Grade, 10-11 a.m.

May 21- End of Year Third Grade Awards, 2:30 p.m. in Cafeteria (ALL students will be recognized)

May 23- Last Day of School for Students

Reading

Unit 6, Week 5 Home School Connection:lease use this link to view information about the skills we will be covering in reading this upcoming week including spelling words, vocabulary words, and extra practice on our comprehension skill.

Essential Question: What makes you laugh?

Comprehension Strategy: Point of View

Comprehension Skill: Rhythm and Rhyme

Genre: Narrative Poem

Vocabulary Strategy: Idiom

Grammar: Prepositions

Spelling: No more spelling tests

Math

We will begin unit 9 over multidigit operations. Students will play a game to practice multiplication facts, solve number stories by multiplying and dividing with multiples of 10, and use mental steps to multiply problems with larger factors. We will continue our math curriculum but will NOT have anymore Home Link homework assignments.

Please help your child with memorizing multiplication facts. Your child is expected to know ALL basic math facts at the end of 3rd grade. You can use flashcards, fact triangles, games, or even apps to help your child practice at home.

Unit 9 Family Letter- This will give more information about the vocabulary and skills we will be working on throughout the unit. It also includes an answer key to all of our home links.

Power Drill Resource Page- This is a helpful resource for when your child is completing the word problems on the back of Power Drills. It explains the process and provides the tables or graphs to solve the problem. Students will still be responsible for a weekly Power Drill that will be started in class on Friday and due the following Thursday. We will be allowing class time to complete this activity.

Tutorial Videos for Multiplication Strategies

Page_51_Break_Apart_Strategy_Area_Model.mp4

Writing

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Each writing project will take 2-3 weeks to fully complete as we go through each part of the writing process. In class, we will first work together on a class example modeling to students what this process looks like while breaking it down into sections. As each section is modeled students will then have the opportunity to create their writing. This "I do, we do, you do" helps students by providing extra reinforcement of expectations.

Science/Social Studies

We have been practicing geography over famous cities in the U.S. using Thinglink. Students will research cities and find facts about landmarks in those cities.

Grade Expectations

A few things to know about your child's grades:

  • Reading: Our current reading grade is made up of our weekly assessment scores and grammar quiz scores.
  • Math: Our math grade will consist of unit assessments and Quick Checks.
  • Science/Social Studies: We rotate between subjects. Scores are given for participation, labs, assignments and projects.
  • Writing: Each writing project will now be listed in the skill "Ideas and Content" as an overall grade for the assignment rather than 6 skills.
  • Work Habits and Social Skills- The following scale represents the grading marks on each social skill listed. For "Returns Homework" your child's returned Home Links are used to determine that grade mark.

+ represents satisfactory

/ represents making progress

– represents a skill where growth is needed