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 6: Geometry

Mod. 1: Investigating Polygons

Focus: In this module, students explore polygons while using a variety of tools and activities. They use examples to explore the attributes of quadrilaterals and make their own sets of tangram pieces.

CCSS: 3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

-Religion: Service Learning Project, Continued

Focus: We prepared and painting rocks to put around the school’s neighborhood. We put them out today and worked on writing a reflection of how it felt to give and how they hope it’s received (with happiness and joy!)

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 US Constitution

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 Science: What Can Magnets Do? AND How Could You Use a Magnet to Unlock a Door?

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

-Homework:

Math= Home Connections: p. 97-98 (Unit 5 Review), p. 99-100 (Playing with Area)

ELA= Define the work and use in sentences: appalled, detested, rigid, tumbled, oblige, sedentary, surly, solemnly, bewilderment

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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