Third Grade Weekly Update
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.
This week we will be focusing on our Catholic’s Schools Week theme: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed
In honor of our Multicultural day on Tuesday we will be discussing and writing about the different cultures our SPN community represents.
CCSS: 3.SS.2- Explain why people moved to their particular community and how it may have changed over time
Mystery Science Unit: Invisible Forces- Forces, Motion & Magnets
Guiding Question: How could you win a tug-o-war against a bunch of adults?
Activity: Hopper Poppers- In the activity, students make a folded piece of cardboard jump high in the air, propelled by the pulling force of a rubber band. They discuss the forces involved in making this “Hopper Popper” jump.
CCSS: SCI.3- Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on motion
ELA: Please ensure students read 20 minutes per night
Math: Continue to practice multiplication facts via flashcards, apps or by writing with paper and pencil
Catholic Schools Week!
**We have so many activities going on this week that our normal curriculum is a bit different this week. Instead of starting whole new units we’ll be spending what time we have reviewing concepts and skills.
- Monday: Community Gratitude
- Tuesday: Multicultural day- Cultural dress or colors of your national flag, short cultural film, optional small food item to share with the class
- Wednesday: Student Appreciation day- no homework, free dress
- Thursday: Oratorical Fest- 1pm in the Church
- Friday: Teacher Appreciation day- Noon Dismissal
Dates To Remember:
- 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