Third Grade Weekly Update

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

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: Destiny’s Gift

Essential Question: Why is volunteering good for a community and its people?

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. 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.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.


Unit:2- Introduction to Multiplication

Module:1- Multiplication in Context

CCSS: 3.OA.A.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.


Unit: We Believe, Part 2

Ch: 5- Jesus is Risen!

Focus:  To learn the meaning of the Paschal Mystery

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 (Complete and Present)

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: How could you make the biggest fruit in the world?

Focus: Fruiting and Reproduction

Activity: Plant card sorting

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


 Math= Our Math homework is shifting. I will be assigning it on a specific day that will correlate directly with what we worked on in class. It will be due the next day.

**Assigned Tuesday, due Wednesday: Home Connection P. 21-22 (The Pet Store)

**Assigned Thursday, due Friday: Home Connection. P.23-24 (Stamp Challenges)

ELA= Spelling and Vocabulary words were given. The spelling words are to be written 3 times each while the target vocabulary words are to be written into sentences. These are due together on Friday.

Spelling Words (14): lay, real, trail, sweet, today, dream, seem, tea, treat, afraid, leave, bait, cheer, speed

Target Vocabulary (8): block, contacted, figure, customers, earn, raise, spreading, afford

Dates To Remember:

  • 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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