Third GradeWeekly Update

-Language Arts:

Focus Text: The Kamishibai Man

Essential Question: How is live entertainment different from other forms of entertainment?

CCSS: 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. 


Unit: Multiplication, Division & Area

Module 1:  Linking Multiplication & Division

Focus: This module formally introduces students to division, working from what they already know about multiplication to understand division as the inverse operation, just as subtraction is the inverse of addition.

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 = ?


Unit 4: We Worship, Part 2

Ch: 15 – The Sacrament of Matrimony

Focus: To learn how married people serve the People of God

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

**We will doing 2 Circle of Grace lessons this week that correlate with Religion. Please refer to the letter that went home with your child last week for more information.

-Social Studies:

Unit: Development of a Community- Change over time

Essential Question:Why did people come to California?

CCSS: 3.SS.2- Explain why people moved to their particular community and how it may have changed over time


Mystery Science Unit: Invisible Forces- Forces, Motion & Magnets

Guiding Question: What makes bridges so strong?

Activity: Paper Bridge Engineering- students will use their knowledge of forces to build a strong bridge that supports as many pennies as possible — using only paper.

CCSS: SCI.3- Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on motion



  1. Home Connection Pg. 83–84 (Multiply & Divide by 4 & 8), assigned Wednesday due Thursday.
  2. Home Connection Pg. 85-86 (Telling Time to the Minute), assigned Thursday, due Friday.


  1. Study spelling words missed on Monday’s pre-quiz
  2. OUCH! Worksheet
  3. Target vocabulary used for sentences

Dates To Remember:

  • Feb. 4th: PTG Dine and Donate MOD pizza
  • Feb. 12th: Noon Dismissal – Staff work day
  • Feb. 14th: Valentine’s Day and Noon Dismissal
  • Feb. 17th: President’s Day- No School
  • Feb. 22nd: Crab Feed
  • Feb. 24th: February Birthdays Free Dress
  • Feb. 26th: Ash Wednesday-All School Mass

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