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Week of January 3-11
Due Date: 1/11/2019
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will use wondering/questioning to make sense of an expository text.

·         They will use background knowledge to articulate what they think they know about the topic of an expository text prior to reading.

·         They will also identify what they learn from the text.

In Grammar:

·         Students will construct simple sentences.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from functional text.

·         Students will review synonyms, antonyms, and words with multiple meanings.

In Writing:

Students will work on opinion writing.

Spelling Words

New Words:

wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight, explain, afraid, always, maybe

Review Words:

horse, large, store, March, north, forty, before, October, climb, fourteen, fourth, prove

Vocabulary Words

require- need

serve- give someone food or drink

prefer- like better

vertical- positioned up and down

horizontal- positioned side to side

tip- piece of advice or useful information

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will begin breaking a whole shape into equal parts and determining how many equal parts the shape is divided into.

·         They will determine the shaded and non-shaded portions of parts of a whole.



Week of December 10-14
Due Date: 12/14/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will use text features to better understand functional texts.

·         They will identify what they learn from functional texts.

In Grammar:

·         Students will continue to discuss subject-verb agreement.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s article, “Oragami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding”.

·         Students will review using context clues to determine word meaning.

·         They will review the suffix –ful.

In Writing:

Students will complete a graded writing piece.

Vocabulary Words

graceful- moving in a smooth and beautiful way

spectacular- amazing to look at

original- completely new and different

achieve- do something successfully, especially something that requires a lot of effort

challenge- something that is hard to do or requires a lot of work or effort

determination- deciding you will do something and then doing it, even if it is difficult

Weekly Skills in Math

·       Students will review skills from this nine weeks.



Week of December 3-7
Due Date: 12/7/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction articles.

·         They will identify what they learn from the articles.

In Grammar:

·         Students will continue to discuss subject-verb agreement.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Homes.

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

In Writing:

Students will complete practice writings to prepare for upcoming writing grade in a couple of weeks.

Vocabulary Words

secure- safe and protected

durable- it is tough, it can last a long time even if it is used a lot

texture- how a material feels—for example, rough or smooth

hazardous- dangerous

convenient- it is useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

detect- discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

Spelling

New Words:

wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight, explain, afraid, always, maybe

Review Words:

under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, surface, return, modern, interest

Weekly Skills in Math

·        Students will continue finding the area of regular and irregular figures. They will use the distributive property to help them solve as well as other strategies.

                

                               IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

F. 4 & 5 (Mult Facts 3 & 6)

H. 4-7 (Multiplication assortment)

F. 7-10 (Area)



Week of November 26-30
Due Date: 11/30/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.

·         They will identify what they learn from the book.

In Grammar:

·         Students will discuss verb tenses. Students will also identify linking and helping verbs.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Morning Meals Around the World.

·         They will use the prefix un to determine word meanings.

·         They will use the suffix ful to determine word meanings.

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

In Writing:

Students will complete practice writings to prepare for upcoming writing grade in a couple of weeks.

Vocabulary Words

customary- usual or normal or happening regularly

energize- give energy or strength

appetizing- tasty or good to eat

plain- without anything added or without decoration OR a large area of flat land

differ- is different

refreshing- something that makes you feel fresh (lively or not tired) and strong again

Spelling

New Words:

under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, surface, return, modern, interest

Weekly Skills in Math

Students will learn how to find the area of a rectangle using the formula, Area = length x width, counting the squares inside a rectangle, and by finishing tiling a rectangle.

                              IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

F. 4 & 5 (Mult Facts 3 & 6)

H. 4-7 (Multiplication assortment)

F. 7-10 (Area)



Week of November 12-16
Due Date: 11/16/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book.

·         They will make text-to-self connections.

In Grammar:

·         Students will discuss verb tenses. Students will also identify linking and helping verbs.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Sonia Sotomayor.

·         They will use the prefix un to determine word meanings.

·         They will use the suffix ful to determine word meanings.

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

In Writing:

Students will complete practice writings to prepare for upcoming writing grade in a couple of weeks.

Weekly Skills in Math

·        Students will learn how to find the area of a rectangle using the formula, Area = length x width, counting the squares inside a rectangle, and by finishing tiling a rectangle.

                              IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

F. 4 & 5 (Mult Facts 3 & 6)

H. 4-7 (Multiplication assortment)

F. 7-10 (Area)

Spelling

New Words:

rusty, dropped, writing, mean, loose, chased, loose, September, shapes, country, used, cares, near, breath, racing, across, shared, living, common, written

 

Review Words:

slipped, swinging, missing, chance, phone, pretty, match, fancy, die, quickly, change, brings, since, judge, shoes, strong, scratch, break, except, angry

Vocabulary Words

unexpected – not expected

abandon – leave and not return

industrious – hardworking

comfy – comfortable

successful – If you are successful, you do what you set out to do or do something well.

unsuccessful – not successful



Week of November 5-9
Due Date: 11/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.

·         They will also use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.

In Grammar:

·         Students will discuss verb tenses. Students will also learn linking and helping verbs.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Wilma Unlimited.

·         They will use the suffix –est to determine word meanings.

·         They will also review words with multiple meanings and use context to determine word meaning.

In Writing:

Students will continue working on their graded piece.

Spelling

New Words:

slipped, swinging, missing, chance, phone, pretty, match, fancy, die, quickly, change, brings, since, judge, shoes, strong, scratch, break, except, angry

Review Words:

feet, mean, read(2), need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, between, reason, easy, easily

Vocabulary Words

lively – active

memorable – worth remembering

throw yourself into something – do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm

intense – very great or strong

exhilarated- very happy and excited

astounding- amazing or very surprising

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will multiply and divide using the facts 6 and 7. They will review multiplication and division skills learned last nine weeks, but just adding the facts 6 and 7.

·         They will review the properties of multiplication, missing factors, and word problems.

IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

F. 4 & 5 (Mult Facts 3 & 6)

H. 4-7 (Multiplication assortment)

     O.1-5 (Equations and variables)    



Week of October 29-November 2
Due Date: 11/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.

·         They will also use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.

In Grammar:

·         Students will discuss verb tenses.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Brave Harriet.

·         They will use the suffix –est to determine word meanings.

·         They will also review words with multiple meanings and use context to determine word meaning.

In Writing:

Students will be working on a graded writing piece this week. 

Spelling

New Words:

feet, mean, read(2), need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, between, reason, easy, easily

Review Words:

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, center, science, except, century

Vocabulary Words

flimsy- thin and weak

long- want something very much OR more than the average length, or not short.

gruff- unpleasant or rude

persistent- keep doing something, even though it is difficult

strain- pull or push hard

adjust- move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fi more comfortably

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will multiply and divide using the facts 6 and 7. They will review multiplication and division skills learned last nine weeks, but just adding the facts 6 and 7.

·         They will review the properties of multiplication, missing factors, and word problems.

IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

F. 4 & 5 (Mult Facts 3 & 6)

H. 4-7 (Multiplication assortment)

P. 6 & P. 9 (Rounding with add/sub)



Week of October 22-26
Due Date: 10/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.

·         They will also use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction.

In Grammar:

·         Students will discuss different types of nouns.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, Alexander, Who’s Not (Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move.

·         They will review synonyms and the prefix –re.

In Writing:

Students will be working on a practice writing that will help prepare them for the graded NONFICTION writing piece they will do in a couple of weeks.

Vocabulary Words

obstinate- stubborn; unwilling to change your mind about something

immature- childish or silly

mature- grown up or adult

fantasize- think about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

barricade- block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

reconsider- think again about a decision

Spelling

New Words:

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, center, science, except, century

Review Words:

plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will multiply and divide using the facts 6 and 7. They will review multiplication and division skills learned last nine weeks, but just adding the facts 6 and 7.

·         Students will round numbers to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

·         Students will add and subtract two and three digit numbers with units of measurement.

IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

C.1 (3 Digit Adding)

D.1 (3 Digit Subtracting)



Week of October 15-19
Due Date: 10/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

In Reading:

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters and they will explore how a character changes.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         They will also explore figurative language, text structures, and the setting of a story.

In Grammar:

·         Students will continue to understand how to use dialogue in sentences.

In Vocabulary:

·         Students will learn six new words from last week’s story, The Raft.

·         They will discuss idioms, use context to determine word meanings, and review shades of meaning.

Spelling

New Words:

gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, perhaps, special, complete, paragraph

Review Words:

plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, empty, body, judge, funny, push, gold, break, floor

Vocabulary Words

reluctant- you do not want to do something

have eyes in the back of your head (idiom)- you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you—even things you cannot see

cluttered- messy, things are scattered here, there, and everywhere

handy- useful or easy to use

whoosh (onomatopoeia)- move very fast

have a change of heart (idiom)- you change your opinion or the way you feel about something

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will round numbers to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

·         Students will add and subtract two and three digit numbers with units of measurement.

IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab

C.1 (3 Digit Adding)

D.1 (3 Digit Subtracting)

P. 1 & 2 (Rounding)



Week of October 9-12
Due Date: 10/12/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

We are beginning a Peter Pan novel study to go along with the 3rd grade musical. We will discover figurative language and many other literary techniques used throughout this book while we go through this study. I am hoping that November’s “First Friday” activity could be centered around Peter Pan. Any ideas are welcome.

Vocabulary Words

 

Particularly- especially or mainly

Speechless- unable to speak because you are shocked, surprised, or very angry

Reunite- come together again after being separated

Cross- annoyed or angry OR go from one side of something to another

Savory- pleasant to smell or taste

Realize- become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will estimate and measure liquid volume in Liters (L) and Milliliters (mL).

·         Students will determine whether to measure the weight of an object in Grams (g) or Kilograms (Kg).

·         Students will solve word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters.

·         Students will round numbers to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

IXL Skills for the Week

3rd Grade Tab P. 1 & 2 (Rounding)



Week of September 24-28
Due Date: 9/28/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·         Students will learn that adverbs describe verbs and will use them correctly in a sentence.

·         In reading, students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will explore character change.

·        They will compare/contrast two books written by the same author about the same character and discuss the lesson in the story.

·        The students will learn six new words from last week’s book, Julius The Baby of the World.

·        They will review synonyms, and the suffixes

-ful and –est.

Spelling

·         catch, badge, fifty, match, plenty, cap, quickly, happy, gold, push, bridge, body, floor, empty, break, judge, should, funny, industry, hungry

Vocabulary

·         doubtful – uncertain or unsure

·         nifty – very good, clever, or useful

·         ghastly – horrible

·         dazzle – amaze or impress

·         quiver – tremble or shake

·         command – order someone to do something

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will continue telling time to the nearest minute.

·         Students will continue learning how to find the elapsed time using different strategies.

IXL Sills for the Week

2nd grade tab- Q. 2-6 and Q. 9 & 10



Week of September 17-21
Due Date: 9/17/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·        Students will identify action verbs.

·        The students will be recognizing the main idea of a passage and identifying the supporting details.

·        In reading, students will make inferences to understand characters.

·        They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·        In vocabulary, students will learn 6 words from last week’s story, The Paper Bag Princess.

Vocabulary

·         unfortunate – unlucky

·         fortunate - lucky

·         immense – huge or very large

·         fierce– dangerous or violent

·         magnificent – If something is magnificent, you admire it because of its great beauty or size.

·         ungrateful – not thankful or not grateful

Spelling

·         shopping, slammed, head, match, missing, wrong, edge, would, dead, cross, felt, bridge, school, sticks, brings, scratch, should, field, corner, kitchen

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will continue TWO-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         They will continue TWO-step word problems with multiplication and division.

·         Students need to work on showing their work on each problem. This allows me to see where they need help.

·         Students will begin telling time to the nearest minute. They will review telling time to the nearest five minutes.

·         Students will learn how to tell how to find the elapsed time using different strategies.

IXL Sills for the Week

2nd grade tab- Q. 2-6 and Q. 9 & 10



September 10-14
Due Date: 9/14/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·        Students will correctly place commas in a sentence.

·        Students will identify action verbs.

·        The students will be recognizing the main idea of a passage and identifying the supporting details.

·        In reading, students will make inferences to understand characters.

·        They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·        In vocabulary, students will learn 6 words from last week’s story, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (And Crab Cakes Later).

Vocabulary

·         floppy- soft and hanging down loosely

·         recall- remember

·         clatter- bang together or rattle noisily

·         disaster- event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

·         celebration- happy event held to honor a special occasion

·         retrieve- bring or get something back

Spelling

Review week. See back of newsletter! 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will continue TWO-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

 

·         They will continue TWO-step word problems with multiplication and division.

 

·         Students need to work on showing their work on each problem. This allows me to see where they need help.

Students will begin telling time to the nearest minute. They will review telling time to the nearest five minutes.



Week of October 1-4
Due Date: 9/5/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Skills in ELA

We are beginning a Peter Pan novel study to go along with the 3rd grade musical. We will discover figurative language and many other literary techniques used throughout this book while we go through this study. I am hoping that November’s “First Friday” activity could be centered around Peter Pan. Any ideas are welcome.

 

NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!!!

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will estimate and measure liquid volume in Liters (L) and Milliliters (mL).

 

·         Students will determine whether to measure the weight of an object in Grams (g) or Kilograms (Kg).

 

·         Students will solve word problems involving all four operations with grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters.

 

·         Students will round numbers to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

 

IXL Sills for the Week

 

                                     3rd Grade Tab P. 1 & 2 (Rounding)



Week of August 27-31
Due Date: 8/31/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·         Students will correctly place commas in a sentence.

·         Students will identify the subject and verb in a sentence.

·         The students will be recognizing the main idea of a passage and identifying the supporting details.

·         In reading, students are creating visual images in their mind as we read a story.

·         They will discuss a character’s feelings and use their background knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.

·         In vocabulary, students will learn 6 words from last week’s poem, Seal.

Spelling

·         passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward, children, bottom, travel, ocean

Vocabulary

·         Swerve- change directions quickly, usually to avoid something.

·         Flick- move, or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion.

·         Speedy- fast

·         Utter- say something or make some sort of sound.

·         Whoop- shout from excitement.

·         Plop- sit down heavily or put something down heavily.

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will learn to solve multiplication and division facts using different strategies.

·         Students will learn how to use the distributive property.



Week of August 20-24
Due Date: 8/24/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·         Students will be working on using punctuation marks and capitalization correctly.

·         They will be recognizing and using synonyms/antonyms in sentences.

·         In reading, students are creating visual images in their mind as we read a story.

·         They will discuss a character’s feelings and use their background knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.

·         In vocabulary, students will learn 6 words from last week’s book, Two Bobbies.

·         They will use context clues to help determine the meaning of unknown words.

Spelling

·         strung, pond, kings, glad, plants, milk, won’t, other, stands, mind, land, wind, flat, still, month, kept, held, group, family, person

Vocabulary

·         bustle – rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

·         volunteer – offer to do something or help someone by choice

·         debris – scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

·         devastate – destroy or badly damage

·         ruckus – noisy confusion or excitement

·         lounge – sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will learn to solve multiplication and division facts using different strategies. They will also begin using the distributive property of multiplication to find the product of larger multiplication problems.



Week of August 13-17
Due Date: 8/17/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

Students will learn the difference between complete and incomplete sentences.

Spelling Words

·         wet, chip, glad, other, box, hold, must, mother, sand, add, song, soft, which, still, laugh, trip, pull, month, begin, until

Vocabulary

·         whizmove very fast

·         squirmwiggle or twist your body from side to side

·         rap – tap or hit something sharply and quickly

·         snap – speak sharply or angrily

·         likely – probably will happen or probably is true

·         unlikely – not likely .. probably will not happen or is not true

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will learn to solve multiplication and division facts using different strategies.



Week of September 3-7
Due Date: 8/7/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·         Students will correctly place commas in a sentence.

·         Students will identify action verbs.

·         The students will be recognizing the main idea of a passage and identifying the supporting details.

·         In reading, students are creating visual images in their mind as we read a story.

·         They will discuss a character’s feelings and use their background knowledge to make inferences as they visualize.

·         In vocabulary, students will learn 6 words from last week’s story, Prewitt the Peacock.

Spelling

planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field, island, picture, forest, famous

Vocabulary

·         Flutter- wave or flap rapidly

·         Clutch- grab or hold onto something tightly

·         Dodge- move quickly to avoid someone or something

·         Heartbreaking- very sad or upsetting

·         Fury- great anger

·         Bewildered- confused or puzzled

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will solve TWO-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         They will also begin TWO-step word problems with multiplication and division.