Third Grade Weekly Update
Here is a look at what were working on this week:
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
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