Third Grade Weekly Update

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

-Language Arts:

Novel Study: Charlotte’s Web

-Each week we’ll be reading several chapter and completing packets that include short answers that require textual evidence, sequencing, multiple choice, character analysis and dictionary work. 

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. 4: Introducing Area

Focus: This module introduces the concept of area, which will be addressed in greater depth during Unit 6. Over the course of several sessions, students come to understand that area is an attribute of plane figures such as rectangles and squares, and is measured in square units.

CCSS: 3.MD.C.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.  3.MD.C.5a A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area. 3.MD.C.5 Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

-Religion: Service Learning Project

Focus: We’ll be preparing and painting rocks to put around the schools neighborhood. We’ll be working on this within the next 2 weeks and be reflecting on what type of effect this may have on the people who find them. 

Religion Standard: PS3.REL.4 – Participate in a reflect on age-appropriate Service Learning.

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

Focus: The Three Branches of Government Posters and presentations

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)

Activity: We will be building popsicle bridges in pairs to see which engineering design can hold the most weight. 

CCSS:PS3.SCI.4 – Explain the basics of Engineering Design

-Homework:

Math= Home Connections: p. 91-92 (More Number Puzzles), 93-94 (More Division Practice)

ELA= Use the following words in sentences: injustice, blissful, enchanted, discarded, racket, dazed, frolic, cunning, meekly

-Other: STAR Math will be happening on Tuesday and Thursday. Rice Bowls will be going out on Friday. The Personal Learning Community (PLC will need to have topics picked out by Monday of next week. 

Dates to Remember:

March 11 – Young Author’s Faire books due (optional)

March 5 – Burning of the Palms Prayer Service

March 6 – Ash Wednesday, 8:30 all school mass (full uniform)

March 8 – end of 2nd trimester!

March 14 – Report cards home

March 15 – No school for students

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