Third Grade Weekly Update

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

Hello and welcome Third grade Families!

I am so excited to be starting a new year and look forward to working with you and your children. I will be posting our weekly curriculum no later than Monday on a weekly basis. This posting will include homework that is due on Fridays as well as important dates to remember. Take care and I’ll be seeing you soon at Back to School Night!


Mrs. Jessica Costy

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: A Fine, Fine School

Essential Question: How is learning at school different from learning at home?

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 1: Community building and addition facts to 20

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.MD.B.4 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.


Unit 1: We Believe, Part 1

Ch.1: God Speaks to Us

Focus: Learn that the writings in the Bible are Holy because they are the word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit

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

-Social Studies: 

Unit: Geography of the Local Region

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 #1: Why do Plants grow flowers?

Focus: Students will be reading informational texts and writing short book reports on them. 

CCSS: 3-LS1-1 I Describe the life cycles of different animals and flowering plants. I can talk about similarities and differences in the life cycles of different animals and flowering plants.


 Math= Home Connection P. 1-2 (Addition Fact Review)

ELA=  2 worksheets: #1-Target vocabulary in sentences #2- Target vocabulary fill in the blanks

Target Vocabulary: principle, soared, strolled, worried, proud, announce, fine, certainly

Dates to Remember:

  • Aug. 27th: STAR-reading test
  • Aug. 28th: Back to School Night
  • Aug. 29th: STAR-math test
  • Aug. 30th: Noon dismissal
  • Sept. 2nd: No School- Labor Day
  • Sept. 4th: All school Mass- Full uniform
  • Sept. 6th: Picture Day!
  • Sept. 10th: Dine and Donate (Tomatina)
  • Sept. 20th: Diocesan Staff Day- No School/Share n Care
  • Sept. 21st: Fun Fair
  • Sept. 22nd: Pancake Breakfast
  • Sept. 23rd: Free dress- September birthdays

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