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May 14-18
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         5/18 – Award’s Day 12:00 – 12:30

         Color Run – 12:45 – 1:45

 

·         5/22 – 60% day – School will dismiss at 11:15

 

·         5/23 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! This is a 60% day. We will dismiss at 11:15.

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         We will review all skills taught this year. Our focus this week will be two-step word problems with all four operations.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         We will review all skills learned this year.

      

 

 



May 7-11
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         5/18 – Award’s Day 12:00 – 12:30

         Color Run – 12:45 – 1:45

 

·         5/22 – 60% day – School will dismiss at 11:15

 

·         5/23 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! This is a 60% day. We will dismiss at 11:15.

 

Test Dates

·         5/9 – Two- Step Word Problem Test

·         5/10 – Comprehension Test

Writing

 

·         Students will read an article and respond to a narrative writing prompt. This will be for a grade.

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Wednesday - Library books due.

·         Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

Students will not be allowed to charge breakfast or lunch beginning May 1st!

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         We will review all skills taught this year. Our focus this week will be two-step word problems with all four operations.



April 30 - May 4
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Wednesday - Library books due.

·         Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

Students will not be allowed to charge breakfast or lunch beginning May 1st!

 

Important Dates

·         5/18 – Award’s Day 12:00 – 12:30

         Color Run – 12:45 – 1:45

 

Test Dates

 

·         5/1 – Vocabulary Test

·         5/2 – Language Test

·         5/4 – Spelling

 

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Vocabulary

 

·         ban – forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

·         permit – allow something to happen or let someone do something

·         valuable – very important or useful in some way

·         task – job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

·         unwind – relax

·         stressful – causing worry or tension

·         collaborate – work with others to make or do something

·         aggressive – threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         evacuate – leave a place and go somewhere safer

·         distress – feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

·         unaggressive – not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         considerate – thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

·         diligent – hard-working

·         frank – When you are frank, you say what you think openly and honestly.

·         self-confident – sure of yourself

·         headstong – determined to do what you want no matter what anyone says

·         overwhelmed – If you are overwhelmed by a feeljng, you feel it very strongly.

·         contentment – feeling of satisfaction and happiness



April 23-27
Due Date: 4/27/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         4/24 – Progress Reports will be sent home.

·         5/18 – Award’s Day 12:00 – 12:30

         Color Run – 12:45 – 1:45

 

Test Dates

 

·         4/25 – Math Assessment (Review Assessment)

·         4/26 – Spelling

·         4/26 – Fact Fluency

·         5/1 – Vocabulary Test

·         5/2 – Language Test

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Wednesday - Library books due.

·         Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

Students will not be allowed to charge breakfast or lunch beginning May 1st!

 

Vocabulary

 

·         ban – forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

·         permit – allow something to happen or let someone do something

·         valuable – very important or useful in some way

·         task – job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

·         unwind – relax

·         stressful – causing worry or tension

·         collaborate – work with others to make or do something

·         aggressive – threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         evacuate – leave a place and go somewhere safer

·         distress – feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

·         unaggressive – not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         considerate – thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

·         diligent – hard-working

·         frank – When you are frank, you say what you think openly and honestly.

·         self-confident – sure of yourself

·         headstong – determined to do what you want no matter what anyone says

·         overwhelmed – If you are overwhelmed by a feeljng, you feel it very strongly.

·         contentment – feeling of satisfaction and happiness



April 16-20
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         4/24 – Progress Reports will be sent home.

 

Test Dates

 

·         4/17 – MAAP ELA @ 8:15

·         4/18 – Math Assessment (Review Assessment)

·         4/19 – MAAP Writing @ 11:15

·         4/20 – Spelling

·         4/20 – Fact Fluency

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Vocabulary

 

·         ban – forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

·         permit – allow something to happen or let someone do something

·         valuable – very important or useful in some way

·         task – job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

·         unwind – relax

·         stressful – causing worry or tension

·         collaborate – work with others to make or do something

·         aggressive – threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         evacuate – leave a place and go somewhere safer

·         distress – feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

·         unaggressive – not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         considerate – thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others

Spelling

 

 

 

We will not have spelling this week! J

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         We will review all skills taught this year to review for the MAAP test they will take on April 27th.

 



April 9-13
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Students will find the perimeter of regular polygons/rectangles with/without missing sides.

·         Students will solve word problems involving perimeter with/without missing sides.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         We will review all skills learned this year.

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Students will review summarizing.

      

 

Vocabulary

 

·         ban – forbid something or prevent someone from doing something

·         permit – allow something to happen or let someone do something

·         valuable – very important or useful in some way

·         task – job, chore, or other particular thing you have to do

·         unwind – relax

·         stressful – causing worry or tension

·         collaborate – work with others to make or do something

·         aggressive – threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         evacuate – leave a place and go somewhere safer

·         distress – feeling of deep sadness, worry, or pain

·         unaggressive – not aggressive, or not threatening or ready and eager to fight or attack others

·         considerate – thoughtful of the feelings and needs of others



April 2-6
Due Date: 4/6/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         4/2 – Out of school

·         4/5 – Arts at the Hills (6:00-8:00)

·         4/10 – Field Trip

 

Test Dates

 

·         4/4 – Vocabulary Quiz

·         4/5 – Area and Perimeter Quiz

·         4/6 – spelling

·         4/6 – Fact fluency

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Vocabulary

 

·         require – need

·         serve – give someone food or drink

·         prefer – like better

·         vertical – positioned up and down

·         horizontal – positioned from side to side

·         tip – piece of advice or useful information­

·         flashy – very big, bright, or expensive

·         fantastic – strange, unusual, or unbelievable

·         diverse – different from one another

·         avoid – keep away from

·         deadly – dangerous and likely to cause death

·         threatened – If something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

·         adapt – change to fit new situations or conditions

·         depend – rely on or need someone or something for help or support

·         scan – examine something, or look at something carefully and closely

·         disrupt – disturb or interrupt something that is happening

·         trample – damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

·         forbid – order someone not to do something

·         struggle– try very hard to do something

·         skill - ability to do something well

·         skillful – good at doing something

·         opportunity – chance to do something

·         generally – usually or almost always

·         decline – get smaller or worse

·         struggle – try very hard to do something

·         skill – ability to do something well

·         skillful – good at doing something

·         opportunity – chance to do something

·         generally – usually or almost always

·         decline – get smaller or worse

Spelling

 

·         wow, parties, puppy’s, hour, boy’s nothing, bread, boys’, rough, men’s, seem, sense, puppies’, enough, girl’s, heavy, please, about, probably, business

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Students will find the perimeter of regular polygons/rectangles with/without missing sides.

·         Students will solve word problems involving perimeter with/without missing sides.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         We will review all skills learned this year.

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Students will review summarizing.

      



March 26-30
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         3/30 – Good Friday (No School)

·         4/2 – No School

·         4/10 – Field Trip

 

Test Dates

 

·         3/28 – Comprehension Test

·         3/29 – spelling

·         3/29 – Fact fluency

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Spelling

 

·         cries, flying, house, meant, now, ready, town, puppies, bread, hour, sense, brown, about, listen, hurrying, south, weather, sound, flour, mountains

Vocabulary

 

·         require – need

·         serve – give someone food or drink

·         prefer – like better

·         vertical – positioned up and down

·         horizontal – positioned from side to side

·         tip – piece of advice or useful information­

·         flashy – very big, bright, or expensive

·         fantastic – strange, unusual, or unbelievable

·         diverse – different from one another

·         avoid – keep away from

·         deadly – dangerous and likely to cause death

·         threatened – If something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

·         adapt – change to fit new situations or conditions

·         depend – rely on or need someone or something for help or support

·         scan – examine something, or look at something carefully and closely

·         disrupt – disturb or interrupt something that is happening

·         trample – damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

·         forbid – order someone not to do something

·         struggle– try very hard to do something

·         skill - ability to do something well

·         skillful – good at doing something

·         opportunity – chance to do something

·         generally – usually or almost always

·         decline – get smaller or worse

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Students will find the perimeter of regular polygons/rectangles with/without missing sides.

·         Students will solve word problems involving perimeter with/without missing sides.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         We are starting our art unit this week. Students will learn about different artist and will create different pieces of art.

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Students will review summarizing.

      



March 19-23
Due Date: 3/23/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         3/23 – Spotlight Field Trip

·         3/23 – Field Trip Forms Due

·         3/30 – Good Friday (No School)

·         4/2 – No School

 

 

Test Dates

·         3/23 – Shapes Quiz

·         3/23 – Fact fluency

 

This 9 weeks, our fact fluency tests will have 75 problems. There will be 50 multiplication and 25 division facts on each test. Students will still have 5 minutes to complete. ALL facts (0-10) will be tested.

Vocabulary

 

·         require – need

·         serve – give someone food or drink

·         prefer – like better

·         vertical – positioned up and down

·         horizontal – positioned from side to side

·         tip – piece of advice or useful information­

·         flashy – very big, bright, or expensive

·         fantastic – strange, unusual, or unbelievable

·         diverse – different from one another

·         avoid – keep away from

·         deadly – dangerous and likely to cause death

·         threatened – If something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

·         adapt – change to fit new situations or conditions

·         depend – rely on or need someone or something for help or support

·         scan – examine something, or look at something carefully and closely

·         disrupt – disturb or interrupt something that is happening

·         trample – damage or crush by walking or stepping on something heavily

forbid – order someone not to do something

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Students will find the perimeter of regular polygons/rectangles with/without missing sides.

·         Students will solve word problems involving perimeter with/without missing sides.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         We are starting our art unit this week. Students will learn about different artist and will create different pieces of art.

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Students will review summarizing.



March 5-9
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         3/12 – 3/16 – Spring Break

·         3/23 – Spotlight Field Trip

·         3/23 – Field Trip Forms Due

·         3/30 – Good Friday (No School)

 

Test Dates

 

·         3/6 – Case 21 Writing Test@ 8:15

·         3/9 – Comprehension Test

·         03/09 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         03/09 – Spelling

Important Dates

·         3/12 – 3/16 – Spring Break

·         3/23 – Spotlight Field Trip

·         3/23 – Field Trip Forms Due

·         3/30 – Good Friday (No School)

 

Test Dates

 

·         3/6 – Case 21 Writing Test@ 8:15

·         3/9 – Comprehension Test

·         03/09 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         03/09 – Spelling

Spelling

 

·         playing, showed, key, boat, guard, white, stood, Tuesday, grew, night, quite, states, guide, board, suit, knew, carry, heated, minute, describe

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Students will find the perimeter of regular polygons/rectangles with/without missing sides.

·         Students will solve word problems involving perimeter with/without missing sides.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

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

·         Students will review summarizing.



February 26 - March 2
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Test Dates

 

·         02/28 – Math Assessment

·         2/28 – Commas Quiz

·         03/02 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         03/02 – Spelling

Spelling

 

·         shy, blowing, money, light, fries, often, puppies, ready, cried, flying, hurrying, become, speed, listen, week, English, speak, sight, system, position

 

 

Vocabulary

 

·         require – need

·         serve – give someone food or drink

·         prefer – like better

·         vertical – positioned up and down

·         horizontal – positioned from side to side

·         tip – piece of advice or useful information­

·         flashy – very big, bright, or expensive

·         fantastic – strange, unusual, or unbelievable

·         diverse – different from one another

·         avoid – keep away from

·         deadly – dangerous and likely to cause death

·         threatened – If something is threatened, it is in danger or likely to be harmed or destroyed

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will measure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch.

·         Students will use data to create a line plot.

·         Students will answer questions using a line plot.

·         Students will identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Students will compare and contrast polygons and quadrilaterals by their attributes, sides, and angles.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

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

·         Students will learn how to use commas in addresses and how to correctly punctuate dialogue.

Writing

 

·         Students will write an opinion piece. This will be for a grade.

 



Week of February 20-23
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

      ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

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

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

·         The students will identify what they learn from an expository text.

·         They will also read independently.

 

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn and use six words from last week’s article, Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding.

·         The students will review the suffix -ful.

·         They will also review using context to determine word meanings.

·         Students will build their speaking and listening skills.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will determine where commas should be placed in addresses and dialogue.

 

Writing Focus-

We are exploring opinion and more informational writing. We are doing writing together as much as possible in order to ensure the students success on the end of the year writing assessment.

Spelling Words

New Words:

light, fry, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, already, beside, practice minute

Review Words:

book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, describe, difficult, develop, result

Vocabulary

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

MATH:

·         Measure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch.

·         The students will interpret and create line plots using measurement. (See back for explanation)

·         Solve two-step word problems using the four operations (+,-,x, division)

 

IXL Skills:

Review Skills: BB. 3

New Skills: U.8 & U.9



February 12-16
Due Date: 2/16/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         2/13 – Progress Reports

·         2/16 – Students DO have school.

·         2/19 – Students are out!

·         2/22 – Choir Field Trip

 

Test Dates

 

·         2/15 – Measurement Quiz

·         02/15 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         02/15 – Spelling

 

Valentine’s Day

 

Students may bring in Valentines and/or candy to handout out at the end of the day on February 14th. Please make sure you to send enough for 25 students. (14 girls and 11 boys)

Spelling

 

·         trays, crows, soon, foot, guard, book, woods, guess, stood, fruit, fire, guide, heated, whose, early, thirteen, choose, street, develop, difficult

 

Vocabulary

 

·         unexpected – not expected … If something is unexpected, it is surprising.

·         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 ... If you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do.

·         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

·         differ – different

·         refreshing – If something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again. (lively or not tired)

·         secure- safe and protected

·         durable – If something is durable, it is tough.

·         texture – how a material feels

·         hazardous – dangerous

·         convenient – useful because it makes our lives easier or more comfortable

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

·         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

Writing

 

·         Students will hear and discuss persuasive essays.

·         Students will write and discuss informational writing.

·         Students will identify the audience and purpose for persuasive essays.

·         Students will think about what information is being communicated in a persuasive essay.

·         Students will generate persuasive essays and informational essays.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will measure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

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

·         Students will learn how to use commas in addresses and how to correctly punctuate dialogue.



February 5-9
Due Date: 2/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         02/09 – Scholastic Orders due

·         2/13 – Progress Reports

·         2/22 – Choir Field Trip

 

Test Dates

 

·         02/08 – Math Assessment (Comparing Fractions and Equivalent Fractions)

·         02/09 – Comprehension Test

·         02/09 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         02/09 – Spelling

Vocabulary

 

·         unexpected – not expected … If something is unexpected, it is surprising.

·         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 ... If you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do.

·         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

·         differ – different

·         refreshing – If something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again. (lively or not tired)

·         secure- safe and protected

·         durable – If something is durable, it is tough.

·         texture – how a material feels

·         hazardous – dangerous

·         convenient – 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

·         glow, snowing, soon, closing, June, Tuesday, Sunday, instead, fruit, grew, knew, suit, moon, fold, team, whose, raised, choose, human, history

Writing

 

·         Students will hear and discuss persuasive essays.

·         Students will identify the audience and purpose for persuasive essays.

·         Students will think about what information is being communicated in a persuasive essay.

·         Students will generate persuasive essays.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will partition shapes into equal parts and express as a unit fraction.

·         Students will identify and represent fractions from shaded and non-shaded parts of a whole.

·         Students will place fractions on a number line greater than 1.

·         Students will compare fractions using models and number lines.

·         Students will find equivalent fractions using models and a number line.



January 29-February 2
Due Date: 2/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         01/30 – PTA meeting @ 6:00

·         2/13 – Progress Reports

·         2/22 – Choir Field Trip

 

Test Dates

 

·         01/30 – Equivalent Fractions Quiz

·         02/09 – Comprehension Test

·         02/02 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         02/02 – Spelling

Spelling

 

·         throw, spray, closing, instead, Friday, stayed, grow, sold, starring, truth, marked, throat, states, along, worth, tail, fold, raised, either, present

Vocabulary

 

·         unexpected – not expected … If something is unexpected, it is surprising.

·         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 ... If you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do.

·         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

·         differ – different

·         refreshing – If something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh and strong again. (lively or not tired)

Writing

 

·         Students will be learning and writing about Fossil Fuels.

 

Each nine-weeks we will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will partition shapes into equal parts and express as a unit fraction.

·         Students will identify and represent fractions from shaded and non-shaded parts of a whole.

·         Students will place fractions on a number line greater than 1.

·         Students will compare fractions using models and number lines.

·         Students will find equivalent fractions using models and a number line.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Student will write book titles correctly.

·         Students will learn contractions.

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



January 22-26
Due Date: 1/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         01/25 – Class Pictures

·         01/30 – PTA meeting @ 6:00

 

 

Test Dates

 

·         01/23 – Titles and Contractions Quiz

·         01/23 – Comprehension Test

·         01/24 – Fractions Assessment

·         01/26 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

·         01/26 – Spelling

Spelling

 

·         cared, needed, chased, climb, wait, mean, loose, none, third, store, main, shared, eighteen, during, search, before, across, forty, doctor, modern

Vocabulary

 

·         unexpected – not expected … If something is unexpected, it is surprising.

·         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 ... If you are unsuccessful, you do not accomplish what you set out to do.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will partition shapes into equal parts and express as a unit fraction.

·         Students will identify and represent fractions from shaded and non-shaded parts of a whole.

·         Students will place fractions on a number line greater than 1.

·         Students will compare fractions using models and number lines.

·         Students will find equivalent fractions using models and a number line.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

·         Students will continue to learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will identify figurative language in a poem.

·         Students will identify the different text structures in a poem.

·         Student will write book titles correctly.

·         Students will learn contractions.

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

Writing

 

·         Students will be learning and writing about Fossil Fuels.

 

Each nine-weeks we will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently. 



January 8-12
Due Date: 1/12/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Wednesday - Library books due.

·         Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

On Wednesday, January 10th, we will eat lunch in our rooms. The school will not allow visitors for lunch that day.

 

 

Important Dates

 

·         01/10 – Science Fair

 

·         01/15 – MLK Holiday – No School

 

 

 

 

 

Test Dates

 

 

 

·         01/10 – Fractions Quiz

 

·         01/12 –Fact Fluency (This nine weeks the students will have to complete 75 problems in 5 minutes. The facts tested will be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10’s.)

 

·         01/12 – Spelling

 

 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

 

 

·         Students will be studying poetry.

 

·         Students will learn/discuss text features.

 

·         Students will begin to discuss the theme of a story.

 

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

 

·         Student will write book titles correctly.

 

·         Students will learn contractions.

 

 

Spelling

 

 

 

·         gray, army, grow, truth, November, Monday, low, Thursday, due, boat, board, throat, toe, note, snow, along, over, straight, machine, below

 

 

      

 

 

 

Writing

 

 

 

·         Students will be learning and writing about Fossil Fuels.

 

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

 

 

·         Students will partition shapes into equal parts and express as a unit fraction.

 

·         Students will identify and represent fractions from shaded and non-shaded parts of a whole.

 

·         Students will place fractions on a number line.

 

 

 



December 4-8
Due Date: 12/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         12/5 – Holiday at the Hills 6:00-8:00

·         12/15 – Christmas Party 1:00 – 1:45

·         12/18 – 01/03 – Christmas Break

Students return on January 4th.

 

Test Dates

·         12/6 – Math quiz (two-step word problems)

·         12/12 – Math Assessment (two-step word problems and Graphs)

·         12/8 – Spelling Test

·         12/8– Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Please read the note that was sent home about Case 21 testing.

Spelling

 

·         Sparks, yard, large, Saturday, wait, Monday, May, fourteen, Thursday, none, main, those, eighteen, hair, prove, over, straight, before, explain, afraid

Vocabulary

 

·         slog – walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

·         commence – begin or start

·         flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

·         permissible – allowed or permitted

·         impermissible – not allowed or permitted

·         adventuresome – If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure.

·         coax – persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

·         snug – comfortable, warm, and cozy

·         advise – tell someone what you think he or she should do

·         delirious – very happy and excited

·         fret – worry or get upset about something

·         cherish – care for something deeply

·         flimsy thin and weak

·         long –want something very much..Long also means more than average length, or not short

·         gruff –unpleasant or rude

·         persist –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 fit more comfortably

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will begin to discuss the theme of a story.

·         Students will make predictions about a story.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore how a character changes throughout a story.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         Student will identify adverbs in a sentence.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         2 step word problems with addition and subtraction

·         Read and create a bar graph and picture graph

·         Use a bar graph to answer two-step word problems



November 27 - December 1
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         12/5 – Holiday at the Hills 6:00-8:00

(Information will be sent home about this event.)

·         12/15 – Christmas Party 1:00 – 1:45

·         12/18 – 01/03 – Christmas Break

Students return on January 4th.

 

Test Dates

·         11/30 – Comprehension Test

·         11/30 – Spelling Test

·         11/30 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Please read the note that was sent home about Case 21 testing.

Spelling

 

·         changing, bridges, March, store, climb, third, wear, large, fourteen, horse, forty, prove, October, worst, before, first, fourth, north, information, dollar

Vocabulary

 

·         slog – walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

·         commence – begin or start

·         flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

·         permissible – allowed or permitted

·         impermissible – not allowed or permitted

·         adventuresome – If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure.

·         coax – persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

·         snug – comfortable, warm, and cozy

·         advise – tell someone what you think he or she should do

·         delirious – very happy and excited

·         fret – worry or get upset about something

·         cherish – care for something deeply

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will begin to discuss the theme of a story.

·         Students will make predictions about a story.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         Student will identify adverbs in a sentence.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         2 step word problems with addition and subtraction

·         Read and create a bar graph and picture graph

·         Use a bar graph to answer two-step word problems



November 13-17
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         11/16 – Music Program at 6:00

·         11/17 – Field Trip

·         11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

Test Dates

 

·         11/14 – Math Assessment (Area)

11/16 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will understand the concepts of area by counting squares, relating the number of tiles to the area model, and using the formula (A=L X W).

·         Students will find the area of irregular figures.

·         Students will use the distributive property to find the area of a shape.

·         2 step word problems with addition and subtraction

Spelling

 

·         We will not have spelling this week! 

Vocabulary

 

·         slog – walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

·         commence – begin or start

·         flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

·         permissible – allowed or permitted

·         impermissible – not allowed or permitted

·         adventuresome – If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure.

 

 

We are not adding any new vocabulary words this week. 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will begin to discuss the theme of a story.

·         Students will make predictions about a story.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         Student will learn to identify and write compound sentences.



November 6-10
Due Date: 11/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         11/8 - Field trip money is due

·         11/16 – Music Program at 6:00

·         11/17 – Field Trip

·         11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

 

·         11/6 – Vocabulary Test (The words on this newsletter are not included on test.)

·         11/10 – Spelling Test

11/10 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

Spelling

·         pages, phoning, lose, third, under, writing, burn, wear, bird, worse, feel, shared, first, search, during, living, worst, eat, surface, interest

Vocabulary

 

·          slog – walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

·          commence – begin or start

·          flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

·          permissible – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

·          permissible – allowed or permitted

·          impermissible – not allowed or permitted

·          adventuresome – If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for adventure.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will understand the concepts of area by counting squares, relating the number of tiles to the area model, and using the formula (A=L X W).

·         Students will find the area of irregular figures.

·         Students will use the distributive property to find the area of a shape.



October 30-November 3
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         10/31 – Book Character Parade (Dress up as your favorite book character.)

·         11/8 - Field trip money is due

·         11/16 – Music Program at 6:00

·         11/17 – Field Trip

·         11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

 

·         11/2 – Area Quiz

·         11/3 – Comprehension Test

·         11/3 – Spelling Test

·         11/3 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Continue studying your 3’s and 6’s!! This 9 weeks they will be included on your fact fluency test!! Students will also have to complete 50 problems in 5 minutes!

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

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

Vocabulary

 

·         reluctant – If you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it.

·         have eyes in the back of your head – If you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you – even things you cannot see.

·         cluttered – If a place is cluttered, it is messy.

·         handy – useful or easy to use

·         whoosh – move very fast

·         have a change of heart – If you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something.

·         obstinate – stubborn

·         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

·         belongings – things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

·         faint – not clear or strong or to become dizzy

and lose consciousness

·         cling - hold on to someone or something very tightly

·         roam- wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

·         joyful – full of joy or very happy

·         sorrowful – full of sorrow or very sad

·         shuffle - slide the feet along the ground or floor while walking

·         swarm – a large group of people or insects that gather or move together

·         urgent – very important

·         motion – tell someone something through a movement of the hand, head, or part of the body

·         prowl – move           quietly or secretly, trying not to be seen or heard

·         blow your top – get very angry

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will learn/discuss text features.

·         Students will begin to discuss the theme of a story.

·         Students will make predictions about a story.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         Student will identify adverbs in a sentence.

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Students will understand the concepts of area by counting squares, relating the number of tiles to the area model, and using the formula (A=L X W).

·         Students will find the area of irregular figures.



October 23-27
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         10/25 – Wear Orange

·         10/31 – Book Character Parade (More information will be coming home about this day.)

·         11/16 – Music Program at 6:00

·         11/17 – Field Trip

·         11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

 

·         10/25 – Math Assessment

·         10/27 – Spelling Test

·         10/27 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Continue studying your 3’s and 6’s!! This 9 weeks they will be included on your fact fluency test!! Students will also have to complete 50 problems in 5 minutes!

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

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

Vocabulary

 

·         reluctant – If you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it.

·         have eyes in the back of your head – If you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you – even things you cannot see.

·         cluttered – If a place is cluttered, it is messy.

·         handy – useful or easy to use

·         whoosh – move very fast

·         have a change of heart – If you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something.

·         obstinate – stubborn

·         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

·         belongings – things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

·         faint – not clear or strong or to become dizzy

and lose consciousness

·         cling - hold on to someone or something very tightly

·         roam- wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

·         joyful – full of joy or very happy

·         sorrowful – full of sorrow or very sad

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Telling time to the nearest minute

·         Students will learn how to tell how much time has passed from the beginning of an event to the end of the event. (Elapsed Time)

·         Students will understand grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters as it relates to liquid volume and masses of objects.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make predictions about a story.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         Students will discuss figurative language.

·         Student will identify adverbs in a sentence.

 



October 16-20
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         10/16-10/20 – Spirit Week

Monday – Dress like a Movie Character

Tuesday – Dress like a Tacky Tourist

Wednesday – Dress in the color of your hallway

Thursday – Favorite Team

Friday – Show your Tiger Spirit

 

Test Dates

 

·         10/18 – Elapsed Time Quiz

·         10/20 – Comprehension Test

·         10/20 – Spelling Test

·         10/20 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Start studying your 3’s and 6’s!! Next 9 weeks they will be included on your fact fluency test!! Students will also have to complete 50 problems in 5 minutes!

Spelling

 

·         lifting, benches, sixty, cent, phone, sign, city, pretty, fancy, chance, change, strong, since, thin, shoes, pencil, rocks, few, century, science

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify adjectives in a sentence.

Vocabulary

 

·         reluctant – If you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it.

·         have eyes in the back of your head – If you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you – even things you cannot see.

·         cluttered – If a place is cluttered, it is messy.

·         handy – useful or easy to use

·         whoosh – move very fast

·         have a change of heart – If you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something.

·         obstinate – stubborn

·         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



October 9-13
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         10/9 – Out of School

·         10/12 – Report Cards go home

·         10/16-10/20 – Spirit Week (Information will be sent home at a later date.)

 

Test Dates

 

·         10/10 – Telling Time Quiz

·         10/12 – Spelling Test

·         10/12 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 50 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,3,5,6, and 10.

 

Start studying your 3’s and 6’s!! Next 9 weeks they will be included on your fact fluency test!! Students will also have to complete 50 problems in 5 minutes!

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

 

·         lifting, benches, sixty, cent, phone, sign, city, pretty, fancy, chance, change, strong, since, thin, shoes, pencil, rocks, few, century, science

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify adjectives in a sentence.

Writing

 

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about narrative writing.

·         Students will read an article about a topic and take notes.

·         Students will read a travel guide about the topic and take notes.

·         Students will answer research questions about the topic, and plan and write stories.

·         Students will proofread their writing.

 

Vocabulary

 

·         reluctant – If you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it.

·         have eyes in the back of your head – If you have eyes in the back of your head, you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you – even things you cannot see.

·         cluttered – If a place is cluttered, it is messy.

·         handy – useful or easy to use

·         whoosh – move very fast

·         have a change of heart – If you have a change of heart, you change your opinion or the way you feel about something.



October 2-6
Due Date: 10/2/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         10/2 – Wear Blue

·         10/6- School Picture money is due

·         10/9 – Out of School

·         10/12 – Report Cards go home

 

Test Dates

 

·         10/3 – Math Assessment – Word Problems

·         10/5 – Text Structure Test

·         10/6 – Math Quiz – Telling Time to nearest minute

·         10/6 – Spelling Test

·         10/6 - Vocabulary Test

·         10/6 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 25 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,5, and 10.

 

Start studying your 3’s and 6’s!! Next 9 weeks they will be included on your fact fluency test!! Students will also have to complete 50 problems in 5 minutes!

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

 

·         dusty, patch, page, chief, phone, quickly, gave, push, pretty, nine, live, empty, inside, strange, clothes, break, change, shoes, paragraph, special

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Telling time to the nearest minute

·         Students will learn how to tell how much time has passed from the beginning of an event to the end of the event. (Elapsed Time)

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will explore character change.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify adjectives in a sentence.

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

·         unfortunate – unlucky

·         fortunate – lucky

·         immense – huge or very large

·         fierce/fiercest – dangerous or violent

·         magnificent - great beauty or size

·         ungrateful – not thankful or not grateful

·         doubtful – uncertain or unsure

·         nifty – very god, clever, or useful

·         ghastly – horrible

·         dazzle – amaze or impress

·         quiver – tremble or shake

·         command – order someone to do something

·         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 and angry

·         savory – pleasant to smell or taste

·         realize – become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before



September 25-29
Due Date: 9/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

·         9/29 – Pajama Day

·         10/6- School Picture money is due

·         10/9 – Out of School

 

Test Dates

 

·         9/26 – Math Quiz (one-step word problems)

·         9/29 – Comprehension Test

·         9/29 – Spelling Test

·         9/29 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 25 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,5, and 10.

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

 

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

Science

 

·         We are having a lot of fun learning about different animals and how they adapt to their environment!

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Solve one-step word problems using all 4 operations.

·         Telling time to the nearest minute

·         Students will learn how to tell how much time has passed from the beginning of an event to the end of the event. (Elapsed Time)

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

·         Students will explore narrative text structure through discussions of settings, characters, and problems the character faces.

·         Students will compare and contrast two books by the same author about the same character.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

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

·         unfortunate – unlucky

·         fortunate – lucky

·         immense – huge or very large

·         fierce/fiercest – dangerous or violent

·         magnificent - great beauty or size

·         ungrateful – not thankful or not grateful

·         doubtful – uncertain or unsure

·         nifty – very god, clever, or useful

·         ghastly – horrible

·         dazzle – amaze or impress

·         quiver – tremble or shake

·         command – order someone to do something



September 18-22
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

·         9/29 – Pajama Day

·         10/9 – Out of School

 

Test Dates

 

·         9/19 – Math Assessment

·         9/22 – Spelling Test

·         9/22 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 25 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,5, and 10.

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

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

 

·         Solve one-step word problems using all 4 operations.

·         Division Strategies – equal groups, repeated subtraction

·         Multiplication Strategies – equal groups, repeated addition, area model, and arrays (see anchor chart for example)

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

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

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

 

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

·         unfortunate – unlucky

·         fortunate – lucky

·         immense – huge or very large

·         fierce/fiercest – dangerous or violent

·         magnificent - great beauty or size

ungrateful – not thankful or not grateful



September 11-15
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

·         9/29 – Pajama Day

 

Test Dates

 

·         9/15 – Spelling Test

·         9/15 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 25 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,5, and 10.

·         9/15 – Comprehension Test

·         9/15 – Math Assessment

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Spelling

 

·         click, plums, facts, glasses, mind, sand, kings, cold, bought, add, wind, which, spent, kept, song, month, father, length, hundred, travel

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Division Strategies – equal groups, repeated subtraction

·         Multiplication Strategies – equal groups, repeated addition, area model, and arrays (see anchor chart for example)

·         Properties of Multiplication

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand a character.

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

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues.

·         Students will discuss text features.

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

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



September 4-8
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

·         9/4 – School is out for Labor Day

·         9/5 – Progress Reports come home

·         9/6 – Fundraiser packets are due

·         9/29 – Pajama Day

 

Test Dates

 

·         9/8 – Spelling Test

·         9/8 – Fact Fluency Test – Students will complete 25 problems in 5 minutes. Facts on this test will include: 0,1,2,5, and 10.

·         9/8 – Vocabulary Test – Remember that the students will not be tested just on definitions.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Division Strategies – equal groups, repeated subtraction

·         Multiplication Strategies – equal groups, repeated addition, area model, and arrays (see anchor chart for example)

·         Properties of Multiplication

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will visualize making sense of a story.

·         Students will informally use schema to makes inferences as they visualize.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues and inferencing.

·         Students will start learning non-fiction text features.

·         Students will discuss point of view.

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

Writing

 

·         The class will continue working on our narrative writing piece. We will read two different articles, take notes, answer questions, and write a narrative piece together as a class. This will be for a grade at the end.

Spelling

 

·         lunches, wishes, planned, dead, missing, sitting, die, dishes, glasses, also, grass, field, brings, length, sent, tie, father, lost, picture, island

Vocabulary

 

·         whiz – move very fast

·         squirm – wiggle 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..It probably will not happen or is probably not true

·         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

·         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

·         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



August 28-September 1
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

·         9/4 – School is out for Labor Day

 

Test Dates

 

·         8/29 – Math Assessment (This assessment will cover rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place, properties of addition, addition and subtraction, missing quantities, and one-step word problems with addition and subtraction only.

·         9/1 – Spelling Test

·         9/1 – Comprehension Test

 

**These test dates are subject to change!

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Multiplication Strategies – equal groups, repeated addition, area model, and arrays (see anchor chart for example)

·         Adding within 1,000 using multiple strategies. This includes whole dollar amounts.

·         Rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

·         One-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will visualize making sense of a story.

·         Students will informally use schema to makes inferences as they visualize.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss context clues and inferencing.

·         Students will identify different types of nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, regular, irregular, and possessive).

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

Writing

 

·         Students will learn about a professional author’s writing practice.

·         Students will review their recent drafts, and each student will choose one to develop and publish.

·         Students will reread their writing critically and revise it.

·         We will discuss words that are overused and generate alternatives.

·         Students will explore strong opening sentences and effective titles.

·         Students will confer with one another and the teacher.

Spelling

 

·         Drums, splits, also, passes, mind, hands, bought, glasses, stands, facts, eggs, length, wind, spent, toward, send, father, kept, bottom, ocean

Science

 

·         We are having a lot of fun learning about different animals and how they adapt to their environment!

Vocabulary

 

·         whiz – move very fast

·         squirm – wiggle 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..It probably will not happen or is probably not true

·         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

·         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



August 21-25
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         8/21 – Students will view the Solar Eclipse ONLY if they have returned their permission slip.

 

Test Dates

·         8/23 – Addition and Subtraction Quiz

·         8/25 – Math Assessment (This assessment will cover rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place, properties of addition, addition and subtraction, missing quantities, and one-step word problems with addition and subtraction only.

·         8/25 – Spelling Test

 

**These test dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if I need to change a date.

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Adding within 1,000 using multiple strategies. This includes whole dollar amounts.

·         Rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

·         One-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will visualize making sense of text.

·         Students will use schema to makes inferences as they visualize.

·         Students informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         Students will discuss character traits.

·         Students will discuss point of view.

·         Students will compare and contrast two stories by the same author.

·         Students will identify different types of nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, regular, irregular, and possessive).

·         Student will identify different types of verbs (linking, action, helping).

Vocabulary

 

·         whiz – move very fast

·         squirm – wiggle 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..It probably will not happen or is probably not true

·         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

Writing

 

·         Students will hear and discuss nonfiction writing.

·         Students will use sensory details in their writing.

·         Students will explore prewriting techniques.

·         Students will begin to confer with a partner.



August 14-18
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Tuesday – Graded Papers are sent home. Please sign and return on Wednesday.

Wednesday – Library books are due

Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis shoes

Please pay student fees as soon as possible. The total is $15.65. Also, please return all forms.

Test Dates

8/17 – Nouns/Pronouns Quiz

8/18 – Spelling Test

8/18 – Comprehension Test

These dates are subject to change. I will send a Remind if I change the date of a test. 

Math

Students will add and subtract 3 digit numbers.

Students will continue rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

ELA

Students will make text-to-self connections.
Students will use illustrations to make an inference about a story.
Students will discuss the lesson in a story.
Students will identify nouns(common, proper, plural, singular, possessive) and pronouns (subject, object, possessive).

Writing

Students will explore good writing techniques.
Students will write freely about things that interest them.

Spelling

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

Vocabulary

whiz – move very fast

squirm – wiggle 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..It probably will not happen or is probably not true



August 7-11
Due Date: 8/7/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Wednesday - Library books due.

·         Friday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

Please pay your student’s fees as soon as possible. They total to $15.65, which includes IXL –Math, Scholastic Magazine, and Spelling workbook.

 

Make checks payable to Hernando Hills & please include a phone number. Cash is also welcome!

 

REMIND

 

*Remind is an app that I use throughout the week to give you guys information, reminders, and updates. If you have not already signed up,

PLEASE signup to receive these texts. You are not charged to receive them! To join send the message @7h6ag to 81010.

Wish List

 

Ø  Black Expo markers

Ø  Colored Copy Paper

Ø  Card Stock

Ø  Full size candy bars for rewards

Ø  Mini cans of Sprite for rewards

Ø  Mini cans of Coke for rewards

Important Times

·         08/15 Open House 6:30

·         08/15 PTA Meeting at 6:00

 

 

Test Dates

·         8/11 – Rounding Quiz

·         8/18 – Comprehension Test

      

We have had a GREAT start to our school year! I am excited to teach each of your children!! 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

·         Students will explore using illustrations to make inferences about a story.

·         Students will discuss character traits.

·         Students will discuss point of view.

·         Students will compare and contrast two stories by the same author.

·         Students will identify different types of nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, regular, irregular, and possessive).

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Adding within 1,000 using multiple strategies. This includes whole dollar amounts.

·         Rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

Writing

 

·         Students hear and discuss good writing.

·         Students will generate ideas for writing.

·         Students will write freely about things that interest them.

·         Students will learn about a professional author’s writing piece.

 



May 1-5
Due Date: 5/5/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

 

May 18 – Awards Day (12-12:30)

May 18 – Color Run (12:45-1:45)

May 19 – 60% Day for Students

May 22 – Students’ Last Day (60% Day for   students)

 

Test Dates

 

5/4 Vocabulary Test

5/5 Spelling Test

5/5 Comprehension Test

 

 

State Tests Dates

 

4/20 Language Arts State Test @ 12:00

4/28 Math State Test (Part 1) @ 12:00

5/2 Math State Test (Part 2) @ 12:00

5/4 Writing State Test @ 8:15

Spelling

Joy, ponies, hour, woman, real, meant, cried, simple, boys’, often, trouble, speed, December, south, heavy, please, become, leave, suppose, energy

 

Reminders

·         Tuesday: Graded Papers Folder sent home. Please return library books.

·         Wednesday: Return Graded Paper Folder

·         Thursday: Homework packet due

·         Thursday – Please wear tennis shoes for P.E.

·         Friday: Homework packet assigned

 

If you are planning to come eat lunch with your child April 18th – May 4th, please email me and ask when we will be going to lunch. Our lunch time will change often due to testing.

 



March 6-10
Due Date: 3/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

March 7-9 – Case 21 Tests

March 13-17 – Spring Break

March 23 – Report Cards go home

March 30 – Rock the Jukebox Musical at 7:30

March 31 – Field Trip to Graceland

 

Reminders

·         Tuesday: Graded Papers Folder sent home. Please return library books.

·         Wednesday: Return Graded Paper Folder

·         Thursday: Homework packet due

·         Thursday – Please wear tennis shoes for P.E.

·         Friday: Homework packet assigned

     Please send in a large cereal box for Art.

Writing

Unit 5

Read Aloud(s) – “Fossil Fuels” and “Renewable Energy” articles

 

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about informative/explanatory (nonfiction) writing.

·         Students will read two articles about a topic and take notes.

·         Students will answer research questions about the topic, plan, and write reports.

·         Students will revise and proofread their writing.

Math  

·         We will be reviewing all skills that we have taught this year to prepare for the upcoming Case 21 test.

 

·         Identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Compare and classify quadrilaterals by attributes, sides, and angles.

·         Compare and classify polygons by attributes, sides, and angles.

 

·         Fluently multiply & divide within 100.

 

Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

Study multiplication facts 0-10 for fact fluency test. We will add 25 division problems to our fact fluency starting 4th 9 weeks.

Spelling

We will not have Spelling this week.

Reading

Art Unit – The students will learn about different artists. We will read different books and articles about multiple artists.

 



February 27-March 3
Due Date: 3/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

March 3 – Last Day to pay for field trip

March 7-9 – Case 21 Tests

March 13-17 – Spring Break

March 23 – Report Cards go home

March 30 – Rock the Jukebox Musical at 7:30

March 31 – Field Trip to Graceland

Test Dates

3/3 Comprehension Test

3/3 Spelling Test

3/3 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

Study multiplication facts 0-10 for fact fluency test. We will add 25 division problems to our fact fluency starting 4th 9 weeks.

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

Reading

Art Unit – The students will learn about different artists. We will read different books and articles about multiple artists.

 

Math  

·         We will be reviewing all skills that we have taught this year to prepare for the upcoming Case 21 test.

 

·         Identify triangles, pentagons, hexagons, circles, and quadrilaterals.

·         Compare and classify quadrilaterals by attributes, sides, and angles.

Vocabulary

 

Require - need

Serve – give someone food or drink

Prefer – like better

Vertical - positioned up and down

Horizontal – positioned from side to side

Tip – piece of advice or useful information

Spelling

NEW WORDS: This is review week. Any word listed below can be on spelling test.

 

REVIEW WORDS: thorn, throwing, June, instead, low, foot, closing, truth, raised, thirteen, worth, choose, relied, destroyed, carries, annoys, pitied, staying, playing, showed, key, boat, guard, white, stood, Tuesday, grew, night, quite, states, guide, board, suit, knew, carry, heated, minute, describe

Writing

Unit 5

Read Aloud(s) – “Fossil Fuels” and “Renewable Energy” articles

 

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about informative/explanatory (nonfiction) writing.

·         Students will read two articles about a topic and take notes.

·         Students will answer research questions about the topic, plan, and write reports.

·         Students will revise and proofread their writing.



February 20-24
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

Feb. 20 – Out of School

Feb. 24 – Lunch on the Lawn (No guest for lunch please)

March 3 – Last Day to pay for field trip

March 13-17 – Spring Break

March 23 – Report Cards go home

March 30 – Rock the Jukebox Musical at 7:30

March 31 – Field Trip to Graceland

Test Dates

2/24 – Comprehension Test

2/24 Spelling Test

2/24 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

Study multiplication facts for 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s, & 10s for fact fluency test.

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

Vocabulary

 

Require - need

Serve – give someone food or drink

Prefer – like better

Vertical - positioned up and down

Horizontal – positioned from side to side

Tip – piece of advice or useful information

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

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

Differ – different

Refreshing – if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh or strong again

Secure – safe and protected

Durable – tough

Texture – how a material feels

Hazardous – dangerous

Convenient – if something is convenient, it makes our lives easier

Detect – to discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

Graceful – moving in a smooth and beautiful way

Spectacular – amazing to look at

Original – completely new and different - If something is original, it is not like anything else

Achieve – do something successfully, especially

NEW WORDS: hurrying, fries, cried, flying, puppies, speed, week, speak, ready, often, listen, become, system, position

 

REVIEW WORDS: Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, human, history, spray, either, present, book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, develop, difficult, fry, light, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, practice, already

Writing

Unit 5

Read Aloud(s) – There are not any read alouds this week.

 

·         Students will use various sources of information to research an animal.

·         Students will take notes in their own words.

·         Students will organize their notes in preparation for writing.

·         Students will draft nonfiction informational reports and include facts, details, and definitions.

·         Students will explore transitional words and phrases.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.



February 13-17
Due Date: 2/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Test Dates

2/13 – Math Quiz

2/15 – Math Assessment

2/17 Spelling Test

2/17 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

Study multiplication facts for 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s, & 10s for fact fluency test.

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

Important Dates

Feb. 17 – We will have school! This is the makeup snow day!

Feb. 20 – Out of School

Feb. 24 – Lunch on the Lawn (No guest for lunch please)

March 3 – Last Day to pay for field trip

Vocabulary

 

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

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

Differ – different

Refreshing – if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh or strong again

Secure – safe and protected

Durable – tough

Texture – how a material feels

Hazardous – dangerous

Convenient – if something is convenient, it makes our lives easier

Detect – to discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

Graceful – moving in a smooth and beautiful way

Spectacular – amazing to look at

Original – completely new and different - If something is original, it is not like anything else

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 doing it, even if it is difficult

Spelling

NEW WORDS: fry, light, night, white, quite, fine, sight, sky, key, money, English, carry, practice, already

 

REVIEW WORDS: Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, human, history, spray, either, present, book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, develop, difficult

Writing

Unit 5

Read Aloud(s) – There are not any read alouds this week.

 

·         Students will use various sources of information to research an animal.

·         Students will take notes in their own words.

·         Students will organize their notes in preparation for writing.

·         Students will draft nonfiction informational reports and include facts, details, and definitions.

·         Students will explore transitional words and phrases.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

Reading

Unit 6: Text Features

Read Aloud(s) – “How to Make a Paper Airplane”, and “Lincoln School Lunch Calendar”

 

Comprehension Focus

 

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

·         Students will identify what they learn from expository nonfiction articles.

·         Students will read independently.



February 6-10
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Dates

Feb. 17 – We will have school! This is the makeup snow day!

Feb. 20 – Out of School

Feb. 24 – Lunch on the Lawn (No guest for lunch please)

 

Test Dates

 

2/10 Math Quiz

 

2/10 Comprehension Test

 

2/10 Spelling Test

 

2/10 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

 

Study multiplication facts for 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s, & 10s for fact fluency test.

 

 

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

 

 

Spelling

 

NEW WORDS: book, stood, foot, woods, fire, thirteen, heated, street, guess, guard, guide, early, develop, difficult

 

 

 

REVIEW WORDS: soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, human, history, spray, either, present, grow, truth, throat, starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth

 

 

 

Vocabulary

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Differ – different

 

Refreshing – if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh or strong again

 

Secure – safe and protected

 

Durable – tough

 

Texture – how a material feels

 

Hazardous – dangerous

 

Convenient – if something is convenient, it makes our lives easier

 

Detect – to discover or notice something that is not easy to see, hear, or feel

 

 

 

Math

 

·         Measure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch

 

Writing

 

Unit 5

 

Read Aloud(s) –Reptiles , A Pack of Wolves and Other Canine Groups, Are you a Dragonfly?, and The ABC’s of Endangered Animals

 

 

 

·         Students will select animals to research and write about

 

·         Students will do pre-research writing about their animals.

 

·         Students will explore using effective Internet search items.

 

·         Students will identify and use various sources of information.

 

·         Students will take notes in their own words.

Reading

Unit 6: Expository Nonfiction

Narrative Nonfiction (Biography)

Read Aloud(s) – “Hop to It: Fancy Footwork”, “Origami: The Art of Japanese Paper Folding”, and “Jump Rope: Then and Now”

 

Comprehension Focus

 

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

·         Students will identify what they learn from expository nonfiction articles.

·         Students will read independently.

 



January 30-February 3
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math

·         Measure objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch

·         Interpret measurement data from various line plots

Test Dates

2/3 Spelling Test

2/3 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

Study multiplication facts for 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s, & 10s for fact fluency test.

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

Important Dates

Jan. 31- Scholastic orders due

Jan. 31 – Last day to order a yearbook. The cost is $35.

Feb. 3 – Candy Grams are due

Feb. 17 – We will have school! This is the makeup snow day!

Feb. 20 – Out of School

Feb. 24 – Lunch on the Lawn (No guest for lunch please)

Reading

Unit 5

Narrative Nonfiction (Biography)

Read Aloud(s) – Homes

 

Comprehension Focus

 

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

·         Students will identify what they learn from the book.

·         Students will make text-to-self connections.

·         Students will read independently.

Writing

Unit 5: Expository Nonfiction

Read Aloud(s) –Into the Sea, Where Butterflies Grow, and Panda Kindergarten

 

·         Hear and discuss expository nonfiction

·         Explore different ways to organize and present information in nonfiction.

·         Begin reading and writing about animals that interest them.

·         Cultivate curiosity in nonfiction topics.

Vocabulary

 

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

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

Differ – different

Refreshing – if something is refreshing, it makes you feel fresh or strong again

Spelling

NEW WORDS: soon, grew, June, Sunday, moon, choose, team, knew, Tuesday, fruit, suit, whose, human, history

 

REVIEW WORDS: chasing, edges, worse, shapes, mean, horse, lose, burn, sea, fourth, forty, first, throw, spray, either, present, grow, truth, throat, starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth



January 23-27
Due Date: 1/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Test Dates

1/24 Vocabulary Test

1/25 Comparing and Equivalent Fractions Quiz

1/27 Spelling Test

1/27 Fact Fluency (75 problems in 5 minutes)

 

These dates are subject to change. I will send out a remind if any test dates do change.

Important Dates

Jan. 24 – Class Pictures

Jan. 27 – Hat Day for $1

Jan. 31- Scholastic orders due

Jan. 31 – Last day to order a yearbook. The cost is $35.

 

Math

·         Recognize fractional parts and explain that the amount formed represents the number of parts (numerator) to the whole (denominator).

·         Partition shapes into parts with equal areas.

·         Express each part as a unit fraction of the whole. A unit fraction always has a numerator of 1. Ex: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8

·         Place fractions on a number line. The number of equal spaces between 0 and 1 determines the denominator. See example below.

Figure 1 = 1/6, Figure 2 = 5/6, Figure 3 = 9/6, Figure 4 = 7/6

 

·         Compare fractions using various models. Determine if fractions are equivalent (to have the same value or cover the same area).

 

 

·         Fluently multiply & divide within 100.

·         Study multiplication facts for 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s, & 10s for fact fluency test.

 

Writing

Unit 5: Expository Nonfiction

Read Aloud(s) –Are You a Dragonfly?

Writing Focus

 

·         Hear and discuss expository nonfiction

·         Explore different ways to organize and present information in nonfiction.

·         Begin reading and writing about animals that interest them.

·         Cultivate curiosity in nonfiction topics.

Reading

Unit 5

Narrative Nonfiction (Biography)

Read Aloud(s) – Morning Meals Around the World

Comprehension Focus

 

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

·         Students will identify what they learn from the book.

·         Students will make text-to-self connections.

·         Students will read independently.

Grammar

Grammar Focus

·         Adverbs are words that tell more about a verb.

·         They answer the questions: How? When? or Where?

·         Most adverbs that tell how end in the –ly.

·         Examples:

How: quickly, loudly, sadly, softly, nicely

When: today, tomorrow, suddenly, later, next, now

Where: outside, here, there, away, down

·         Adverbs have special forms that can be used to compare actions.

·         Use –er to compare two actions.                                                                                                                                          

·         Use –est to compare three or more actions.

·         When an adverb is a long, word, use more or most instead of –er and –est to compare.

·         Examples:

A hare moves faster than a tortoise.

A cheetah runs the fastest of any animal on Earth.

Jeb works carefully on his math homework.

He works more carefully on division than on multiplication.

He works most carefully of all on his word problems.

Spelling

NEW WORDS: starring, stayed, closing, Friday, marked, states, raised, tail, instead, sold, fold, worth

 

 

REVIEW WORDS: chasing, edges, worse, shapes, mean, horse, lose, burn, sea, fourth, forty, first, throw, spray, either, present, grow, truth, throat

 

Vocabulary

 

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

 



January 16-20
Due Date: 1/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         01/24 – Class Pictures

·         02/17 – Make-up Day for snow day

 

Test Dates

·         01/20 – Comprehension Test

·         01/20 – Spelling Test

·         01/20 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) Facts 4 and 8 have been added to our weekly fact fluency test. Students will complete 75 facts in 5 minutes this 9 weeks.

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: chasing, edges, worse, shapes, mean, horse, lose, burn, sea, fourth, forty, first

 

REVIEW WORDS: boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along

 

Vocabulary Words

Lively – active

Memorable –worth remembering

Throw yourself into something – to 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 Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. (For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as ¼ of the area.)

·         Recognize a unit fraction ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/6, 1/8, as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.

·         Students will compare fractions and find equivalent fractions using multiple strategies.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

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

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

·         Students will read independently.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will review the suffix est to determine word meanings.

·         Students will review idioms.

·         Students will review shades of meaning.

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about narrative writing (fiction) writing.

·         Students will answer questions about the topic, plan, and write stories.

·         Students will revise and proofread their writing.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will identify adjectives.

·         Students will learn the difference between superlative and comparative adjectives.

·         Student will identify adverbs in a sentence and use them correctly in their writing.



January 9-13
Due Date: 1/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         01/12 – Science Fair - We will have lunch in our rooms.

·         01/16 – Out of School for MLK Day

·         01/24 – Class Pictures

 

Test Dates

·         01/11 – Fraction’s Quiz

·         01/13 – Fraction’s Test

·         01/13 – Spelling Test

·         01/13 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) Students will complete 75 facts in 5 minutes.

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along

 

REVIEW WORDS: wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight

Vocabulary Words

Flimsy- thin and weak

Long – want something very much

Gruff- unpleasant or rude

Persist- 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 fit more comfortably

 

 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.

·         Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

·         Students visualize parts of a story.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·          

 

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about narrative writing (fiction) writing.

·         Students will answer questions about the topic, plan, and write stories.

·         Students will revise and proofread their writing.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will identify adjectives.

·         Students will learn the difference between superlative and comparative adjectives.

 

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. (For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as ¼ of the area.)

·         Recognize a unit fraction ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/6, 1/8, as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.



January 2-6
Due Date: 1/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

 

·         01/05 – Report Cards go home

·         01/12 – Science Fair - We will have lunch in our rooms.

·         01/16 – Out of School for MLK Day

·         01/24 – Class Pictures

 

Test Dates

 

·         01/6 – Spelling Test

·         01/06 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) Students will complete 75 facts in 5 minutes.

Important Times

 

·         01/05 – Report Cards go home

·         01/12 – Science Fair - We will have lunch in our rooms.

·         01/16 – Out of School for MLK Day

·         01/24 – Class Pictures

 

Test Dates

 

·         01/6 – Spelling Test

·         01/06 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10) Students will complete 75 facts in 5 minutes.

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: wait, May, Thursday, Saturday, main, hair, over, those, Monday, none, eighteen, straight

 

REVIEW WORDS: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.

·         Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

·         Students visualize parts of a story.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Review Week

 

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will reflect on what they have learned about narrative writing (fiction) writing.

·         Students will answer questions about the topic, plan, and write stories.

·         Students will revise and proofread their writing.

 

Language Focus

Students will identify adjectives

 

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. (For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as ¼ of the area.)

·         Recognize a unit fraction ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/6, 1/8, as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts.

 



December 5-9
Due Date: 12/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         12/6 – Our class goes to the book fair. Your child may bring money and shop.

·         12/9 – Field Trip to the “Nutcracker”

·         12/16 – Christmas Party (1:00-1:45)

·         12/19 – 01/02/17 – Christmas Break

·         01/03/2017 – Students Return

 

 

Test Dates

·         12/6 – Graphs Quiz

·         12/8 – Spelling Test

·         12/8 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

·         12/12 – Graphs Assessment

·         12/13 – Language Arts Case 21

·         12/14 – Math Case 21

 

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Tuesday - Library books due.

·         Thursday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

Next 9 weeks we will add 4’s and 8’s to our fact fluency tests. We will also increase the number of problems to 75. Please go ahead and start studying! J

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.

·         Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

·         Students visualize parts of a story.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Recognizing synonyms and antonyms

·         Recognizing shades of meaning

·         Discuss the prefix im

 

Writing Focus

·         Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.

·         Students explore how character is developed in stories.

·         Students generate quick-write ideas for fiction.

·         Students cultivate creativity in their writing.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use and identify main verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs.

·         Students will correctly use subject/verb agreement.

·         Students will correctly use present, past, and future tense verbs.

Vocabulary Words

 

Coax- persuade someone to do something by talking to the person gently and kindly

Snug – comfortable, warm, and cozy

Advise – tell someone what you think he or she should do

Delirious – very happy and excited

Fret – worry or get upset about something

Cherish – care for something deeply

Spelling Words:

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

 

REVIEW WORDS: under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search

 

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Students will create a scaled bar graph and picture graph.

·         Students will answer one and two-step word problems using a bar and picture graph.

·         Students will review all skills taught first and second 9 weeks.



October 31-November 4
Due Date: 12/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         The week of 10/30-11/4 our lunch time will be 11:30 – 11:55 due to the 2nd grade musical. There will not be any visitors allowed this week during lunch.

·         10/31 – Book Character Parade

·         11/8 – No School

·         11/10 – Reading Fair Projects due

·         11/11 – Reading Fair

·         11/11 – Lunch on the Lawn (no visitors please)

·         11/18 – PJ Day for $1

·         11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

·         11/1 – Comprehension Test

·         11/2 – Area Quiz

·         11/3 – Spelling Test (Thursday)

·         11/3 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes. (Thursday)

 

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: feet, mean, read, need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath

 

REVIEW WORDS: cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few

 

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Understand concepts of area measurement/Measure area by counting squares.

·         Find the area of a rectangle by tiling and relate the number of tiles to arrays.

·         Draw columns and rows to find the area of an incomplete array.

·         Use the algorithm to find rectangular area.

·         Use distributive property to find the area of a rectangle.

·         Find the area of rectilinear figures.

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will discuss the presidents and the branches of government

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Review week

 

Writing Focus

·         Students assess their own writing.

·         Students proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

·         Students write their final versions and publish them.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use and identify verbs.



November 28 - Decmeber 2
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Next 9 weeks we will add 4’s and 8’s to our fact fluency tests. We will also increase the number of problems to 75. Please go ahead and start studying!:) 

Important Times

·         12/1 – Cookies with Santa (6:00 – 8:00)

·         12/9 – Field Trip to the “Nutcracker”

·         12/13 – 12/15 – Case 21 Tests

·         12/16 – Christmas Party (1:00-1:45)

·         12/19 – 01/02/17 – Christmas Break

·         01/03/2017 – Students Return

 

 

Test Dates

·         11/29 – Math Test

·         12/2 – Comprehension Test

·         12/2 – Spelling Test

·         12/2 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search

 

REVIEW WORDS: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across

Vocabulary Words

 

Slog – walk slowly and heavily

 

Commence – begin or start

 

Flabbergasted – very surprised, or shocked or astonished

 

Permissible – allowed or permitted

 

Impermissible – not allowed or permitted

 

Adventuresome – If you are feeling adventuresome, you are feeling bold and ready for and adventure.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.

·         Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

·         Students visualize parts of a story.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Recognizing synonyms and antonyms

·         Recognizing shades of meaning

·         Discuss the prefix im

 

Writing Focus

·         Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.

·         Students explore how character is developed in stories.

·         Students generate quick-write ideas for fiction.

·         Students cultivate creativity in their writing.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use and identify main verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs.

·         Students will correctly use subject/verb agreement.

·         Students will correctly use present, past, and future tense verbs.

 

Weekly Skills in Math

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

·         Students will create a scaled bar graph and picture graph.

·         Students will answer one and two-step word problems using a bar and picture graph.



November 14-18, 2016
Due Date: 11/18/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         11/18 – PJ Day for $1

·         11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

·         12/1 – Cookies with Santa

·         12/9 – Field Trip

·         12/13 – 12/15 – Case 21 Tests

·         12/16 – Christmas Party

·         12/19 – 01/02/17 – Christmas Break

·         01/03/2017 – Students Return

 

 

Test Dates

·          11/16 – Math Quiz

  11/18 – Comprehension Test

·         11/18 – Spelling Test

 

·         11/18 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

 

Reminders

 

 

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

 

·         Tuesday - Library books due.

 

·         Thursday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

 

 

Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $35. November the 18th is the last day to purchase a yearbook!

 

 

 

 

 

Spelling Words:

 

NEW WORDS: shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used, racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across

 

 

 

REVIEW WORDS: stretched, slipping, page, cent, die, quickly, chief, cross, body, should, sign, scratch

 

 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

 

 

Comprehension Focus

 

·         Students will ask questions and make inferences to understand a story.

 

·         Students think about whether their questions are answered in a story.

 

·         Students visualize parts of a story.

 

 

 

Vocabulary Focus

 

·         Review Week

 

 

 

Writing Focus

 

·         Students hear, discuss, and draft fiction.

 

·         Students explore how character is developed in stories.

 

·         Students generate quick-write ideas for fiction.

 

·         Students cultivate creativity in their writing.

 

 

 

Language Focus

 

·         Students will correctly use and identify main verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs.

 

 

 

 

 



November 7-11
Due Date: 11/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         11/8 – No School

·         11/10 – Reading Fair Projects due

·         11/11 – Reading Fair

·         11/11 – Lunch on the Lawn (no visitors please)

·         11/18 – PJ Day for $1

·         11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

·         11/7 – Math Assessment

·         11/9 – Comprehension Test

·         11/11 – Spelling Test

              11/11 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

 

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: stretched, slipping, page, cent, die, quickly, chief, cross, body, should, sign, scratch

 

REVIEW WORDS: city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, since, few

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Understand concepts of area measurement/Measure area by counting squares.

·         Find the area of a rectangle by tiling and relate the number of tiles to arrays.

·         Draw columns and rows to find the area of an incomplete array.

·         Use the algorithm to find rectangular area.

·         Use distributive property to find the area of a rectangle.

·         Find the area of rectilinear figures.

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

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will study the presidents and the branches of government.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Review Week

 

Writing Focus

·         Students assess their own writing.

·         Students proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

·         Students write their final versions and publish them.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use subject, object, and possessive pronouns.

 



October 24-28
Due Date: 10/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         10/25 – Field Trip to Botanic Gardens

·         10/25 – PTA meeting at 6:00

·         10/31 – Book Character Parade

·         11/8 – No School

·         11/10 – Reading Fair Projects due

·         11/11 – Reading Fair

·         11/11 – Lunch on the Lawn (no visitors please)

·         11/18 – PJ Day for $1

·         11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

·         10/26 – Language Quiz

·         10/28 – Spelling Test

·         10/28 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

 

Vocabulary Words

Belongings-things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

Faint–not clear or strong

Cling– hold onto someone or something very tightly

Roam–wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

Joyful– full of joy or very happy

Sorrowful- full or sorrow or very sad

 

Spelling Words:

NEW WORDS: cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few

 

REVIEW WORDS: gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoe

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         Students explore character change.

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

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will recognize idioms.

·         Students will use context to determine word meaning.

·         Students will recognize shades of meaning

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

 

Writing Focus

·         Students assess their own writing.

·         Students proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

·         Students write their final versions and publish them.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use subject, object, and possessive pronouns.

·         Noun-Pronoun Agreement

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Understand concepts of area measurement/Measure area by counting squares.

·         Find the area of a rectangle by tiling and relate the number of tiles to arrays.

·         Draw columns and rows to find the area of an incomplete array.

·         Use the algorithm to find rectangular area.

·         Use distributive property to find the area of a rectangle.

·         Find the area of rectilinear figures.



October 17-21, 2016
Due Date: 10/21/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         10/25 – Field Trip to Botanic Gardens

·         10/31 – Book Character Parade

·         11/8 – No School

·         11/10 – Reading Fair

·         11/21 – 11/25 – Thanksgiving Break

 

Test Dates

·         10/21 – Math Assessment

·         10/21 – Spelling Test

·         10/21 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

Vocabulary Words

Obstinate-stubborn

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 Words:

NEW WORDS: gave, nine, page, phone, live, inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes

 

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

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Tell time to the nearest minute and 5 minutes.

·         Find the elapsed time between two events using multiple strategies.

·         Understand grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters as it relates to liquid volume and mass of objects.

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         Students explore character change.

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

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will recognize idioms.

·         Students will use context to determine word meaning.

·         Students will recognize shades of meaning

·          

Writing Focus

·         Students will review their drafts and choose one to develop, revise, proofread, and publish.

·         Students will add sensory details to their writing.

·         Students will add temporal words and phrases to their writing.

·         Students will explore strong opening sentences.

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use subject, object, and possessive pronouns.



October 10-14, 2016
Due Date: 10/14/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         10/10 – No School

·         10/14 – Picture money is due

·         10/25 – Field Trip

 

Test Dates

·         10/12 – Math quiz (Time)

·         10/14 – Spelling Test

·         10/14 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

·         10/14 - Comprehension Test

Spelling Words:

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

 

REVIEW WORDS: match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school

Vocabulary Words

Reluctant-if you are reluctant to do something; you do not want to do it

Have eyes in the back of your head –you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you – even things you cannot see

Cluttered – if a place is cluttered, it is messy

Handy–useful or easy to use

Whoosh– move very fast

Have a change of heart- change your opinion or the way you feel about something

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Tell time to the nearest minute and 5 minutes.

·         Find the elapsed time between two events using multiple strategies.

·         Understand grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters as it relates to liquid volume and mass of objects.

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         Students explore character change.

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

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will recognize idioms.

·         Students will use context to determine word meaning.

·         Students will recognize shades of meaning

·          

Writing Focus

·         Students hear, discuss, and draft personal narratives.

·         Students generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students explore sensory details.

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will correctly use subject, object, and possessive pronouns.



October 3-7, 2016
Due Date: 10/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

 

Please make every effort to have your child to school on time. We start morning work as soon as the bell rings at 7:25. Morning work is a vital part of our day. It not only serves as a review for upcoming tests, but it also reviews skills taught from the beginning of the year. Thank you for your help in this matter!

 

 

Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $35.

 

 

Important Times

·         10/3-10/7 – Pick of the Patch

·         10/4 – Field Trip Money is Due

·         10/10 – No School

·         10/14 – Picture money is due

·         10/25 – Field Trip

 

Test Dates

·         10/3 – Comprehension Test

·         10/7 – Spelling Test

·         10/7 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10) Students will complete 50 facts in 5 minutes.

 

Spelling Words:

 

 

 

NEW WORDS: match, edge, wrong, cross, bridge, sticks, felt, scratch, head, would, should, school

 

 

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. Cross also means go from one side of something to another

 

Savory– pleasant smell or taste

 

Realize–become aware of or understand something

 

that you did not understand before

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Solve one-step word problems using all four operations.

 

·         Tell time to the nearest minute and 5 minutes.

 

·         Find the elapsed time between two events using multiple strategies.

 

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

 

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

 

·         Students explore character change.

 

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

 

 

 

Vocabulary Focus

 

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

 

·         Students will use a print dictionary to determine word meanings.

 

 

 

Writing Focus

 

·         Students hear, discuss, and draft personal narratives.

 

·         Students generate writing ideas from their own lives.

 

·         Students explore sensory details.

 

·         Students confer with one another and the teacher.

 

 

 

Language Focus

 

·         Students will correctly use subject and object pronouns.

 

 

 

 



September 26-30
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         10/4 – Field Trip Money is Due

·         10/10 – No School

·         10/13 – Report Cards go home

·         10/25 – Field trip to Botanic Gardens

 

Spelling Words:

flashes, blocks, passes, with, stands, also, won’t, glad, send, kept, full, trip, click, plums, facts, glasses, mind, sand, kings, cold, bought, add, wind, which, spent, kept, song, month, father, length, hundred, travel

 

The students will be tested on 20 of these words on Friday.

 

Test Dates

·         9/30 – Comprehension Test

·         9/30 – Spelling Test

·         9/30 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, 10) Students will complete 25 facts in 5 minutes.

·         10/3- Math Assessment

·         10/3 – Language Quiz (common and proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, possessive nouns.)

Vocabulary Words

 

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

·         Solve one-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         Solve for the unknown in multiplication and division equations by using the inverse operation.

·         Solve one-step word problems with multiplication and division.

·         Solve one-step word problems using all 4 operations.

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

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

·         Students will compare and contrast two books by the same author about the same character.

·         Students will discuss the lesson in a story.

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

·         Students will discuss the suffix ful and est.

Writing Focus

·         Students will hear and discuss personal narratives.

·         Students will generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students visualize sensory details.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will identify and use possessive nouns in their writing.



September 19-23
Due Date: 9/23/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         9/20 – School Pictures

·         10/4 – Field Trip Money is Due

 

Test Dates

·         9/19 – Math Assessment

·         9/23 – Spelling Test

9/23 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, 10) Students will complete 25 facts in 5 minutes

Reminders

 

 

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

 

·         Tuesday - Library books due.

 

·         Thursday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $35. Forms went home in graded paper folders Tuesday.

 

 

 

Homework is due on Thursdays!

Spelling Words:

 

NEW WORDS: planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field

 

REVIEW WORDS: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward

Vocabulary Words

 

Unfortunate- unlucky

Fortunate - lucky

Immense – huge or very large

Fierce– dangerous or violent

Fiercest – most dangerous or most violent

Magnificent–something you admire because it is of great beauty or size

Ungrateful – not thankful or not grateful



September 12- 16
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         9/13 – Progress reports go home

·         9/20 – School Pictures

 

Test Dates

·         9/13 – Sentences Test (simple, compound, complex)

·         9 /14 – Vocabulary Test

·         9/14 – Math Quiz

·         9/16 – Spelling Test

·         9/16 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, 10) Students will complete 25 facts in 5 minutes.

·         9/16 – Comprehension Test

Spelling Words:

 

NEW WORDS: passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward,

 

REVIEW WORDS: plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind, group

Vocabulary Words

 

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

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Solve one-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         Find the product of multiplication facts using multiple strategies.

·         Use multiple strategies to find the quotient in a division problem.

·         Identify the properties of multiplication

·         Multiply one digit whole numbers by multiples of 10

·         Solve for the unknown in multiplication and division equations by using the inverse operation.

·         Solve one-step word problems with multiplication.

Weekly Skills in ELA

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will make inferences to understand characters.

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

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will review synonyms and antonyms.

·         Students will use a print dictionary to determine word meanings.

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will confer with one another and the teacher.

·         Students will learn procedures for proofreading their writing.

·         Students will write their final versions and publish them as books

·         Students will present their books to the class.

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Language Focus

·         Students will identify the complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, and simple predicate in sentences.

·         Students will recognize and write complex sentences.



September 5-9
Due Date: 9/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         9/5 - Labor Day Holiday NO SCHOOL

·         9/6 – Fundraiser Packets are due

·         9/13 – Progress reports go home

·         9/20 – School Pictures

 

Test Dates

·         9/9 – Spelling Test

·         9/9 – Fact Fluency (0, 1, 2, 5, 10) Students will complete 25 facts in 5 minutes.

 

Spelling Words:

 

NEW WORDS: plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind, group

 

REVIEW WORDS: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh

Vocabulary Words

 

Flutter- wave or flap rapidly

Clutch- grab or hold on to 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

 

·         Solve one-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         Find the product of multiplication facts using multiple strategies.

·         Use multiple strategies to find the quotient in a division problem.

·         Identify the properties of multiplication

·         Multiply one digit whole numbers by multiples of 10

·         Solve for the unknown in multiplication and division equations by using the inverse operation.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will visualize while making sense of a story.

·         Students will informally use schema and make inferences as they visualize.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will discuss synonyms.

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

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will review their recent drafts and chose one to develop and publish.

·         Students will reread their writing critically and revise it.

·         Students will explore strong opening sentences and effective titles.

·         Students will generate alternatives for overused words.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will identify the complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, and simple predicate in sentences.

·         Students will recognize and write complex sentences.



August 29-September 2
Due Date: 9/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Important Times

·         8/31 – Scholastic Order Due

·         9/5 - Labor Day Holiday

·         9/6 – Fundraiser Packets are due

 

Test Dates

·         8/30 – Math Assessment

·         9/2 – Spelling Test

Spelling Words:

 

NEW WORDS: box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh

 

REVIEW WORDS: led, rich, add, with, which, fresh, check, thick, hold, cold, full, pull

 

Weekly Skills in Math

 

·         Add and subtract within 1,000 using multiple strategies. This includes whole dollar amounts and subtracting across zeros.

·         Rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

·         Solve one-step word problems with addition and subtraction.

·         Find the product of multiplication facts using multiple strategies.

Weekly Skills in ELA

 

Comprehension Focus

·         Students will visualize while making sense of a story.

·         Students will informally use schema and make inferences as they visualize.

·         Students will discuss character’s feelings.

 

Vocabulary Focus

·         Students will discuss synonyms.

·         Students will use context clues to determine word meanings.

 

Writing Focus

·         Students will generate ideas for writing and explore prewriting techniques.

·         Students will write freely about things that interest them.

 

Language Focus

·         Students will identify the complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, and simple predicate in sentences.

·         Students will recognize and write complex sentences.



August 22-26
Due Date: 8/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reminders

 

·         Tuesday - Graded Papers Folders are sent home. Please return on Wednesday.

·         Tuesday - Library books due.

·         Thursday – P.E. Please wear Tennis Shoes.

 

 

The art teacher is asking that every student send in a bar of Ivory soap (3 oz.) or Palmolive (3.2 oz.) soap by September 1st. The students will be sculpting soap this nine weeks.

Important Times

·         8/31 – Scholastic Order Due

·         9/5 - Labor Day Holiday

 

 

 

Test Dates

·         8/26 – Math Quiz

·         8/29 – Math Assessment

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