Third Grade Weekly Update
Here is a look at what were working on this week:
Language Arts: Focus Text: “What Does an Illustrator Do?”
Essential Question: How do pictures help to tell a story?
Target Vocabulary: imagine, tools, illustrate, scribbles, sketches, tracing, research, textures
Vocabulary/Grammar: Synonyms and Verb tenses
CCSS: RL.1-Ask/answer questions referring explicitly to text as basis for answers. RL.10- Read/comprehend grade level literature, independently and proficiently. RI.9- Compare and contrast important points in two texts on the same topic.
Math: We will continue doing math centers this week which will focus on repeated addition, multiplication and geometric properties. Our centers will also allow for differentiation amongst math levels.
CCSS:M.OA.3- Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems. M.OA.5- Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. M.G.1-Use attributes to identify shapes and classify shapes into categories
Literature (AR- Accelerated Reader):Students have taken the STAR reading test and have been assigned new AR levels. They continue to be avid readers in the classroom.
Religion: “Celebrating God’s Love”
Goal: Learn that the Sacraments are signs of God’s love for us
Social Studies: “Development of the Community: Change Over Time”
Focus Tribes: Miwok, Hupa, Chumash
Science: Animals Through Time
Article: “Scientists identify fossil of only known duck-like Raptor”
Homework: A packet was sent home with words for sentences and comprehension of our ELA focus text (What Do Illustrators Do?). I also included a sheet of multiplication practice, students are to complete 2 boxes per night.
Other: Our school Book Fair will be taking place all this week and will be open from 2-6.
Dates to Remember:
December 2nd – Breakfast with Santa
December 3rd – Adopt a Family begins
December 5th – Advent Prayer service in the Hall
December 8th – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 12th – Advent Prayer service in the Hall
December 14th – Adopt a Family gifts due
December 17th – Free dress for December birthdays
December 19th – Advent Prayer service in the Hall
December 20th – Christmas Concert
December 21st – Noon dismissal, share and care unavailable