Welcome to the Third Grade
Dear 3rd Graders and Families,
We are at the end of the school year and the students are all anticipating the summer. Before we come to a close, the third graders are focused on ending the year stronger than ever. This can be a challenge with so many school activities coming up, but a great learning experience for all.
I have enjoyed this class a great deal and wish them the best! Have a wonderful summer!
Third Grade Specials Schedule
Thursday– Spanish and Art
3rd Grade Supply List
4 sharpened pencils each day
2 red pencils
1 glue stick
1 pair of scissors
4 composition books
1 lined cursive notebook (to be purchased through the school)
1 assignment tablet (to be purchased through school)
zippered pencil pouch
smock for art in a zip-lock bag (labeled with name)
Grade 3 Summer Reading
Choose three books from the list.
Cam Jansen Series and Young Jansen Series
By David Adler
Someday a Tree
By Eve Bunting
By Janell Cannon
By Deborah and James Howe
Celery Stalks at Midnight
By James Howe
By Marissa Moss
It’s All Greek to Me
See you Later Gladiator
By Jon Scieszka
Amber Brown Sees Red
By Paula Danziger
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
By Deborah Hopkinson
By Robert Kimmel Smith
By Joanna Hurwitz
The Hundred Dresses
By Eleanor Ester
Little House in the Big Woods
By Laura Ingall Wilder
Anticipated work for the months of May and June
The students will be reading the following stories, and focusing on the following skills and strategies:
Suki’s Kimono– Realistic Fiction, Syllable pattern CV/VC, Visualize.
I Love Saturdays y domingos- Realistic Fiction, Homophones; Context Clues, Inferring.
Close Reading a Chapter book in class.
The students will explore 1- and 2-digit quotients, explore division with remainders, estimate quotients, and solve problems by interpreting the remainder. They will also continue multiplying using two digits and review fractions.
The students will review the following chapters:
Chapter 25- The children will learn about Mary and the saints as models of holiness.
Chapter 22- The children will learn how we share in Jesus’ mission as we live out his message of peace and justice each day.
*** The students will have a banner to complete on Mother Mary, and a worksheet on the Pentecost.
Unit 4 and 5- The students will review contractions, plurals, suffixes, vowel pairs, digraphs, and diphthongs.
Lesson 23- Students will spell words in which the endings ed and ing have been added to base words.
Lesson 34- Students will spell contractions.
The students will identify certain verbs.
Students will review Personal Letters.
In chapter 7, we will discover how to tell one kind of rock from another and how rocks are formed, and what soil is made of and why it is so important.
We will be working on Unit 2, and focusing on looking back to the past.
Chapter 5- ” A Spanish Mission in San Francisco “
Geography, natural resources, and climate helped the San Francisco area grow into a thriving community of many cultures.
*** The students will label States, Capitals, and Oceans in a United States of America map that will be provided.
Students will focus on lower case letters and upper case.
This month the students will be focusing on the character education pillar of Citizenship.
Week of June 5-9, 2017
Monday- Extra-help in Math( This will be the last one this year)
Math– workbook page 142 #’s 7 and 8/ page 143 #’s 8 and 9.
Religion– the students will be covering a unit in ” Family Life” book. Please take the time to ask your child what we are discussing, as well as, looking at the worksheets.
Spelling– put list words in alphabetical order for Lesson 34.
Math– study for test on Ch. 11. This will be given on Thursday.
Spelling– complete 15 sentences for Lesson 34. Study for test on ‘Lesson 34’ in cursive. This test will be given on Thursday.
Wednesday- today is the Graduation Mass! Please be in school on time and in winter uniform. There is a 11:50 dismissal. Thanks
Math– continue to study.