Third Grade Weekly Update

Welcome back from break! Here is a look at what were working on this week:

Language Arts: 

Focus Text: “The Harvest Birds”

Essential Question: What do traditional tales tell readers about life?

CCSS: RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. RF.4 Read aloud fluently, accurately, and with natural expression. A.L.1-2 Demonstrate and show command of conventions of standard English grammar/usage.


Math: Unit 4- Measurement and Fractions, Module 1- Measuring Time and Mass

Focus: Reviewing basic time elements, time on a number line, Intro to scales and referents, Metric vs. US measurement and the difference between mass and weight.

CCSS: NF.1-3 Explain any unit fraction as one part of a whole, fractions on a number line and using models to show and explain equivalent fractions 3.MD.A.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

Literature (AR- Accelerated Reader): If students read any of their own books over the break have them bring them to class to see if they can take an AR test on it 🙂

Religion: Unit 4: We Worship, Part 2

Ch.13: The Word of God

Focus: How God speaks to us, how we listen and respond

Social Studies:  Unit- American Citizens, Symbols and Government

Focus: How is our Government set up?

Science: Unit- Invisible Forces (Forces, Motion and Magnatude)

Mystery Science #1: How could you win a tug-of-war against a bunch of adults?

Activity: Student make a “Hopper Popper” to investigate force and motion

Homework: Students were assigned p.61-62 (Writing time in different ways) & p.63-64 (Annie’s School Day) from their Bridges Home Connection Book. They were also asked to write a sentence for each of the 8 target vocabulary words and given a worksheet to practice their Verb tenses. 

Dates to Remember:

January 14– Free dress for January birthdays

January 18– No school for students

January 21– Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 22– Dine and Donate at Oteaz

January 27– 9 a.m. Catholic School’s Week Mass and Open House

January 27 – February 1– Catholic School’s Week

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