Third Grade

Upcoming Events

Feb. 14- NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences- afternoon/evening)

Feb. 15- NO SCHOOL

Feb. 18- NO SCHOOL (President's Day)

Feb. 20- Spring Pictures

Feb. 22- Student of the Month, 8:10 in our pod (You will be notified if your child is chosen for this award)

Mar. 8- NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)

Mar. 11-15- NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

Mar. 18- Classes Resume

Reading

Unit 4, Week 5 Home School Connection: Please 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: How can others inspire us?

Comprehension Strategy: Repetition and Rhyme

Comprehension Skill: Theme

Genre: Poetry

Vocabulary Strategy: Metaphors

Grammar: Irregular Verbs

Spelling: Soft c and g

Math

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.

Next week we will continue unit 6 over operations. We will construct quadrilaterals, measure and plot distances to nearest 1/2 inch, and compare perimeter measurement of polygons. Students will also use multiplication/division diagrams to make sense of and solve number stories.

Unit 6 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.

Change in POWER DRILLS: 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.

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.

Tutorial Videos for Unit 6

Page_121_Trade_First_Subtraction_Trade_First_Subtraction.mp4

Tutorial Videos for Multiplication Strategies

Page_51_Break_Apart_Strategy_Area_Model.mp4

Writing

We are finishing our book reviews. Students have chosen a fiction story we have read in class to create a book review slideshow. They are focusing on story elements of setting, character, and story sequence. Students will also share their opinion of the book.

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

Next week we will focus on physical science. We will be doing some fun "Mystery Science" activities about what makes bridges so strong.

Grade Expectations

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

  • Each subject has various skills listed. These skills are averaged together to make up the subject grade. Many assignments are broken up into multiple skills such as writing projects (6 traits) and weekly reading tests (vocabulary, comprehension, and constructed response).
  • 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: *Recent Change: 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

    • The skill of "Completing and Returning Homework" will be based on Home Links. Home Links are worth one point. No points will be awarded for a late Home Link.