Third Grade Weekly Update

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

-Language Arts:

Novel Study: “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” (Ch. 3, 4, & 5)

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.  W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.  RF.3.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.  L.3 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


-Math:

Unit 7, Module 4 – Fractions at Work

Focus:  Students have an opportunity to apply some of the things they’ve learned about fractions to context involving a new number line game, division and data collection, representation and analysis.

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.3b Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

-Religion:

We Live, part 1 – Ch.22: The Creeds

Focus: To learn how the Church professes her faith in Jesus Christ

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

-Social Studies: 

Focus: Research and report on an American Hero

CCSS: PS3.SS.4: Tell about American heroes who helped improve communities, schools, or living conditions/opportunities for workers, families, women, students

-Science: Unit- Weather, Climate and Water Cycle

ReadWorks Article: “Power From the Sun and Wind”

CCSS: PS3.SCI.2: Quantify and product weather conditions in differing areas and times

-Homework: 

 Math= Home Connections – p. 135-136 (Division and Fractions), p. 137-138 (Quadrilaterals and Fractions)

ELA= Writing Task #2: Chapters 3&4 (Create a daily Menu)

Dates to Remember:

May 9th – Spring concert & Festival of the Arts
May 17th – Talent show; Crab feed free dress

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