Third Grade Weekly Update

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: The Kamishibai Man

Essential Question: How is live entertainment different from other forms of entertainment?

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. 


Unit: Multiplication, Division & Area

Module 2: Multiplication & Division Families

Focus: students continue to explore two different interpretations of division— sharing and grouping—by solving story problems that elicit one interpretation or the other. The teacher also introduces fact families—sets of related facts that further help students understand the connection between multiplication and division.

CCSS: 3.OA.A.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of  shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. 3.OA.A.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?


Unit 4: We Worship, Part 2

Ch: 16- Called to Serve

Focus: To discover how ordained members of the Church serve the People of God

PS3.REL.3: Articulate grade appropriate church doctrine, history and moral issues. 

-Social Studies:

Unit: Development of a Community- Change over time

Essential Question:Why did people come to California and other parts of the country? 

Activity: Students will read about different features of a community and area that people take into consideration before moving (ie: climate, resources, natural hazards and landforms). They then compare and contrast 2 communities.

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


STEM Docent: Filtration

Question: Can you engineer a filtration system to make water cleaner?



  1. Home Connection Pg. 87-88 (Multiplication & Division Review) assigned Monday due Tuesday.
  2. Home Connection Pg. 89-90 (Multiplying by 2,3,4,& 8), assigned Wednesday, due Thursday.


  1. Writing Prompt: Imagine you were 20 feet tall, what would life be like?
  2. After students have written a rough draft, parents will correct it and the student will re-write it.


I have just started to implement blended learning into our third grade curriculum. Three days a week, during Language Arts and Math, we are rotating through stations in order to complete assignments. It is my goal that it will foster collaboration and differentiation amongst students as well as get them moving around the room more often. I have also introduced some flexible seating options during these stations which they’ve really begun to enjoy!

Dates To Remember:

  • Feb. 12th: Noon Dismissal – Staff work day
  • Feb. 14th: Valentine’s Day with Free red, pink or white dress- 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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