Third Grade Weekly Update

Here is a look at what were working on this week:

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: The Trail of Cardigan Jones

Essential Question: Why are courts an important part of our government?

CCSS: RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. 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.


Unit 1- Addition and Subtraction Patterns

Module 4: Story Problems and Strategies

CCSS: 3.MD.B.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets. 3.OA.D.8 Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.3


Unit 1: We Believe, Part 1

Ch 4: Jesus, the Son of God

Focus: To discover the Good News of the birth and public ministry of Jesus Christ

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

-Social Studies:

Unit: Geography of the Local Region

Focus: Study of geography and how maps represent geographical information

Activity: “Landforms” Posters

CCSS: 3.1 Use physical geography and human geography to tell about people, places and environments. I can use maps, tables, graphs, pictures, and charts to organize information about people, places and environments 3.1.1 I can locate deserts, mountains, valleys, hills, coastal areas, oceans, and lakes in my region.


Unit: Power of Flowers

Mystery Science: Why are some apples red and some green?

Focus: Inheritance, Traits and Selection

Activity: Apple Taste Test

CCSS: 3.LSI.1 – Describe the life cycles of different animals and flowering plants.


 Math= Home Connections: P. 15-16 ( Making 10), P.17-18 (Double Digit Addition)

ELA= 2 items as follows:

**Pre-test spelling errors re-written (NEATLY and CORRECTLY!) 5 times EACH (test taken on Monday)

** 1 or more paragraphs using 4 types of sentences (statement, command, exclamation, question). Please make sure it is legible.

Spelling Words: spoke, mile, save, excuse, cone, invite, cube, price, erase, ripe, broke, flame, life, rule, surprise, decide

Target Vocabulary: trial, jury, stand, guilty, honest, convinced, pointed, murmur


  • Tuesday: Art Docent
  • Thursday: Fun Fair tee-shirt free dress
  • Friday: No school/Share-n-Care

Dates To Remember:

  • Sept. 20th: Diocesan Staff Day- No School/Share n Care
  • Sept. 21st: Fun Fair
  • Sept. 22nd: Pancake Breakfast / Family Mass
  • Sept. 23rd: Free dress- September birthdays
  • Oct. 4th: Feast of St. Francis-Prayer service on the yard (blessing of the animals)
  • Oct. 8th-11th: Parent/teacher/student conferences- NOON DISMISSALS
  • Oct. 14th: Columbus Day- No School
  • Oct. 18th: Picture retake day
  • Oct. 21st: Free Dress October birthdays
  • Oct. 31st: Halloween Parade (8am)- NOON DISMISSAL

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