Third Grade Weekly Update

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

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: “Young Thomas Edison”

Essential Question: What important traits must an inventor have?

CCSS: RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 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 5- Multiplication, Division & Area

Mod. 1: Linking Multiplication and Division

Focus: In this module, students are formally introduced to division, working from what they already know about multiplication to understand division as the inverse operation, just as subtraction is the inverse of addition.

CCSS: 3.OA.A.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. 3. OA.A.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?

-Religion: Unit 4: We Worship, Part 2

Ch. 16: “Called to Serve”

Focus: To discover how ordained members of the Church serve the People of God.

Religion Standard: PS3.REL.3 – Articulate grade appropriate church doctrine, history and moral issues. 

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

Focus: Citizenship and Participation

CCSS: PS3.SS.3 – Explain citizenship, the basic structure of government, civic engagement, and the US constitution 

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

Mystery #3: How can you go faster down a slide?

Activity: The Great Slide Challenge

CCSS: PS3.SCI.3 – Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on motion.

-Homework:

Math= Home Connections p.81-82 (Sharing Money) and a Multiplication Practice Worksheet.  

ELA= Young Thomas Edison invention packet. Students are to return the written portion on Friday and bring in their supplies on Monday/Tuesday to prepare for building by Wednesday.

-Other: A letter was sent home on Monday letting parents know about the classroom management system that is being implemented. Another letter will be going home on Tuesday regarding the “Circle of Grace” curriculum that will be taught toward the middle of February.

Dates to Remember:

February 9 – Crab Feed

February 11 – free dress for February birthdays

February 18 – President’s Day Holiday

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