Weekly News ~ December 1719
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Although the third grade team works very closely planning lessons, tests, etc., each class of students will vary in how fast a unit can be taught. Therefore, it is VERY important that you check your child's agenda book each week to keep abreast on when tests will be given in your child's homeroom.
Although the third grade team works very closely planning lessons, tests, etc., each class of students will vary in how fast a unit can be taught. Therefore, it is VERY important that you check your child's agenda book each week to keep abreast on when tests will be given in your child's homeroom.
Lifeskill of the Week

Important DatesDecember 19 ~ Pajama Day
December 19 ~ End of 2nd Quarter December 20  January 2 ~ No School  Christmas Break! January 21 ~ No School  Martin Luther King Day 
Miscellaneous Information
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Our Weekly Work
READING:
These units run two to three weeks and will accumulate with a summative assessment before beginning the next unit. These assessments will include multiple choice, and short and long openended questions which require the students to understand and be able to apply concepts taught in class.
Unit 4 Objectives:
I can determine the meanings of general academic and contentspecific words and phrases in a nonfiction text
I can identify and apply knowledge of how a nonfiction text can be structured using nonfiction text features.
I can distinguish between fact and opinion.
I can identify the problem and solution in nonfiction text.
I can determine the main idea and recount the key details of a nonfiction text.
I can compare the most important points presented in two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
These units run two to three weeks and will accumulate with a summative assessment before beginning the next unit. These assessments will include multiple choice, and short and long openended questions which require the students to understand and be able to apply concepts taught in class.
Unit 4 Objectives:
I can determine the meanings of general academic and contentspecific words and phrases in a nonfiction text
I can identify and apply knowledge of how a nonfiction text can be structured using nonfiction text features.
I can distinguish between fact and opinion.
I can identify the problem and solution in nonfiction text.
I can determine the main idea and recount the key details of a nonfiction text.
I can compare the most important points presented in two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
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ELA:
Writing ~ Students will be given a one paragraph prompt each Monday and will turn in a completed final copy each Friday. Every fourth week, students will choose one of their writings to expand upon. This process may take one to two weeks, which will include typing the personal narrative on their computer to be printed out.
Grammar ~ Students will have a MondayThursday worksheet to complete and a quiz will follow on Friday.
Spelling ~ Your child will bring home a new word list every Friday for the following week. Since we differentiate, your child will either have a 20word list, a 10word list, or a 5word list. If we should find that a student needs a different list, we will adjust accordingly. If your child's list has been misplace, you may download a list each week below. You can also find your child's list directly on the Spelling City website. They are also typed out on the agenda slips in your child's agenda book. Note: The list includes all 20 words on the agenda slip.
Cursive Writing ~ Teachers will be working at their own pace in this subject.
Typing Club ~ Information has been sent home.
Writing ~ Students will be given a one paragraph prompt each Monday and will turn in a completed final copy each Friday. Every fourth week, students will choose one of their writings to expand upon. This process may take one to two weeks, which will include typing the personal narrative on their computer to be printed out.
Grammar ~ Students will have a MondayThursday worksheet to complete and a quiz will follow on Friday.
Spelling ~ Your child will bring home a new word list every Friday for the following week. Since we differentiate, your child will either have a 20word list, a 10word list, or a 5word list. If we should find that a student needs a different list, we will adjust accordingly. If your child's list has been misplace, you may download a list each week below. You can also find your child's list directly on the Spelling City website. They are also typed out on the agenda slips in your child's agenda book. Note: The list includes all 20 words on the agenda slip.
Cursive Writing ~ Teachers will be working at their own pace in this subject.
Typing Club ~ Information has been sent home.
*This spelling list is for Week of January 711. No time like now to start studying!

MATH:
We understand that math can be difficult for students and parents alike. Therefore, we have set up a page on this site called "Parent Math Resources" which can help you assist your children.
We understand that math can be difficult for students and parents alike. Therefore, we have set up a page on this site called "Parent Math Resources" which can help you assist your children.
MATH: Unit 3 ~ Multiplication and Division Strategies
Because each classroom is different as to how fast students grasp math concepts, each teacher will determine when a test is to be given. Therefore, it is important that you check your child's agenda book each Friday for this information.
Because each classroom is different as to how fast students grasp math concepts, each teacher will determine when a test is to be given. Therefore, it is important that you check your child's agenda book each Friday for this information.
Unit 3 (Students should have been practicing math facts and need to know them by the fourth quarter.)
I can write an equation for the unknown number in a multiplication or division word problem.
I can solve a multiplication or division word problem using pictures.
I can demonstrate and explain the commutative property of multiplication.
I can demonstrate and explain the associative property of multiplication.
I can demonstrate and explain the distributive property of multiplication.
I can create, extend, and give an appropriate rule for number patterns using multiplication within 1,000.
I can multiply by 10 and multiples of 10 using strategies.
*See "Parent Math Resources" for more explanation of these concepts under Unit 3 Multiplication and Division Strategies.
I can write an equation for the unknown number in a multiplication or division word problem.
I can solve a multiplication or division word problem using pictures.
I can demonstrate and explain the commutative property of multiplication.
I can demonstrate and explain the associative property of multiplication.
I can demonstrate and explain the distributive property of multiplication.
I can create, extend, and give an appropriate rule for number patterns using multiplication within 1,000.
I can multiply by 10 and multiples of 10 using strategies.
*See "Parent Math Resources" for more explanation of these concepts under Unit 3 Multiplication and Division Strategies.
Students will write an equation for the unknown and solve for the unknown using a picture strategy.
