Third Grade Weekly Update

 Here is a look at what were working on this week:

Language Arts: 

Focus Text: “Kamishibai Man”

Essential Question: How is a live performance different from other kinds of entertainment?

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,

Mod. 3: Fractions as Fair Shares

Focus: to use the fractional portions to compare unit fractions and develop understandings about common fractions

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. 15: TheSacraments of Matrimony

Focus: To learn how married people serve the People of God

Social Studies:  Unit- American Citizens, Symbols and Government (continued)

Focus: How is our Government set up?

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

Mystery #2: What Makes Bridges so strong?

Activity: Design a bridge that will hold the most weight

Music: Ms. Holly asked that students watch and listen closely to the following clip for their upcoming picture book they’ll be doing with her:

Homework: Students were assigned: 

Homework: Math= Home Connections p.71-72 (Sharing Candy Bars and Measuring), p. 75-76 ( Fractions, Fractions, Fractions) ELA= Vocabulary in sentences, Fill Him Up! noun WS

Other: During Catholic School Week we’ll be enjoying lots of activities. We’ll be having a Multicultural Day on Tuesday where students are allowed to bring in an object or food item that represents their culture as well as free dress in a cultural costume or flag colors. We’ll also being going to several assemblies, have a student appreciation day and a half day on Friday!

Dates to Remember:

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

January 27 – February 1– Catholic School’s Week

January 29 – Multicultural Day

January 30 – Student Appreciation day (Free Dress/No Homework)

February 1 – Minimum Day

February 9 – Crab Feed

February 11 – free dress for February birthdays

February 18 – President’s Day Holiday

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