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

Other: We have been writing and editing a story in class that will be made into a book. I’m hoping that most will be done by the end of the week and we’ll be able to do presentations on them next week. 

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: Rounding to the nearest 10’s and 100’s. We will also 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.


3.NBT.A.1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

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 and were so excited to get new books compliments of parents via the book fair.

Religion: “God’s Healing Love”

Goal: Learn that the Sacraments of God’s love.

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”

Activity: Quiz and writing prompt

Homework: A homework packet was sent home that included comprehension exercises as well as worksheets to practice rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.

Dates to Remember:

December 2ndBreakfast 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

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