Third Grade Weekly Update

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: The Harvest Birds

Essential Question: What do traditional tales tell readers about life?

CCSS: RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. RF.3.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. SL.3.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Freckle Math: Fractions on a number line and Fractions at your level

Focus: Student continue to explore fractions using a number line. After completing a placement quiz on Freckle they then practice at their differentiated levels which are tailored to their abilities and needs.

CCSS: 3.NF.A.1 Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when awhole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.  3.NF.A.2a Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.


Unit 4: We Worship, Part 2

Ch:14 – The Bread of Life (continued)

Focus: To identify what we celebrate at the Eucharist

**We will also be going over our Catholic’s Schools Week theme: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed

Regilion Standard: REL.1- Recognize and express understanding of how Bible stories apply to everyday life. REL.2-Demonstrate knowledge of Catholic prayers and mass responses.

-Social Studies:

Unit: Development of a Community- Change over time

Unit Focus: In this unit, students will learn about how the communities of California have changed over time. A unit assessment is provided which you can use as a pre- or post-test.

Essential Question: Why did people come to California?

Activity: Students will begin to research different groups that came to California throughout history to begin creating a visual timeline (continued).

CCSS: 3.SS.2- Explain why people moved to their particular community and how it may have changed over time


Scholastic News Magazine: Student will be able to choose what articles to explore, read them, share their thinking then write about it.

CCSS: RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


Math= Due Friday

  1. Freckle Math- Differentiated Fractions Worksheet
  2. Multiplication Worksheet

ELADue Friday

  1. Spelling words in context worksheet
  2. All misspelled words from Tuesday’s pre-quiz re-written and studied


**Thursday: Field Trip to SF Ballet from 9am-2pm

Dates To Remember:

  • Jan. 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL
  • Jan. 23rd: Field Trip to SF Ballet – 9am-2pm
  • Jan 26th: Mass & Open House *9am – 12pm
  • Jan. 26th – 31st: Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan. 31st: Noon Dismissal
  • Feb. 4th: PTG Dine and Donate MOD pizza
  • Feb. 12th: Noon Dismissal – Staff work day
  • Feb. 14th: Valentine’s Day and Noon Dismissal
  • Feb. 17th: President’s Day- No School
  • Feb. 22nd: Crab Feed
  • Feb. 24th: February Birthdays Free Dress
  • Feb. 26th: Ash Wednesday-All School Mass

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