Third Grade Weekly Update

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

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: “Young Thomas Edison” Continued…..

Essential Question: What important traits must an inventor have?

CCSS: RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RF.4 Read aloud fluently, accurately, and with natural expression. A.L.1-2 Demonstrate and show command of conventions of standard English grammar/usage.

-Math: Unit 5- Multiplication, Division & Area

Mod. 1: Multiplication and Division Families

Focus: Students continue to explore two different interpretations of division— sharing and grouping—by solving story problems that elicit one interpretation or the other, and then sharing and discussing their work as a class. The teacher also introduces fact families—sets of related facts that further help students understand the connection between multiplication and division.

CCSS: 3.OA.A.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. 3. OA.A.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?

-Religion: Service Learning Project

Focus: We’ll be preparing and painting rocks to put around the schools neighborhood. We’ll be working on this within the next 2 weeks and be reflecting on what type of effect this may have on the people who find them. 

Religion Standard: PS3.REL.4 – Participate in a reflect on age-appropriate Service Learning.

-Social Studies:  Unit- American Citizens, Symbols and Government (continued)

Focus: The Three Branches of Government

CCSS: PS3.SS.3 – Explain citizenship, the basic structure of government, civic engagement, and the US constitution 

-Science: Unit- Invisible Forces (Forces, Motion and Magnatude)

Activity: We will be building popsicle bridges in pairs to see which engineering design can hold the most weight. 

CCSS:PS3.SCI.4 – Explain the basics of Engineering Design


Math= Home Connections: p. 83-84 (Multiply & Divide by 4 & 8), p. 85-86 (Telling Time to the Minute),

ELA= Essay about the role Thomas Edison’s mother played in his work and success.

-Other: Circle of Grace will be taught on Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday if more time is needed. 

Dates to Remember:

February 18 – President’s Day Holiday

February 19 – STAR testing begins

March 11 – Young Author’s Faire books due (optional)

March 5 – Burning of the Palms Prayer Service

March 6 – Ash Wednesday, 8:30 all school mass (full uniform)

March 8 – end of 2nd trimester!

March 14 – Report cards home

March 15 – No school for students

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