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Welcome to Mrs. Shelley’s third grade!

Communication is key! We are all here for the same reason, and that is to make sure our children receive the best education they can. This means you and I must be a team. Learning does not only take place in the classroom, and it is very important that we communicate to make sure the needs of our children are met in and out of the classroom.

Reminder: Check OptionC as often as possible so that you are in the loop with your child’s grades.

A few ways to contact me:
-Class Dojo app accessed through cell phone or computer
-Class Folder: This folder goes home and comes back everyday. You must check this folder daily! Please send tuition or other money in an envelope with your child’s name and what it is for.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I am confident that we will have a great year!  

This week in third grade Sept. 24 – 28

ELA – Unit I Living and Learning

Essential Question: Which skills help us make our way in the world?

Story Selection: Kumak’s Fish

Guided Question: How can we achieve goals?

Skill Development:

Text Based Comprehension

Sequencing & visualizing  CCSS  informational text 1, 3 

Fluency – expression CCSS Foundational skill 4.b

Writing and conventions – organization, writing a thank you note,

declarative & interrogative sentences CCSS Language 2  Writing  2.a, 2.b

Phonics & Spelling- base words with endings -ed, -ing, -er, -est

Speaking/listening 4,   tell a story

Oral vocabulary CCSS , Language 6

Selection Vocabulary- unknown words & dictionary/glossary  CCSS Language 4, 4.d  Foundational Skills 3

gear          splendid            willow          parka           twitch          yanked

Phonics and spelling- Plurals -s, -es, -ies CCSS Language 2.e, Foundational Skills 3.

Vocabulary words Kumak’s Fish

  1. brainstorm            a sudden, very good idea
  1. design                     a sketch, drawing, or plan from which you work
  1. collaborate            to work with someone to create something   
  1. amusement           fun or entertaining
  1. announcement     a statement made to the public
  1. rehearsal               practice that helps you prepare for a performance
  1. admirably             in a way that is admired or respected
  1. adequate               enough, or as much as is needed
  1. enthusiasm           strong excitement or feeling

Spelling words

  1. using              11. strangest
  2. getting           12. freezing
  3. easiest           13. funniest
  4. swimming    14. angrier
  5. heavier         15. Shopped
  6. greatest       16. included
  7. pleased         17. occurred
  8. emptied       18. supplying
  9. leaving         19. scarier
  10. worried       20. happiest

Math – Topic 2 multiplication facts: use patterns

Essential question: How can unknown multiplication facts be found using patterns and properties?

Students will be able to:

  • Recall facts automatically and examine patterns that arise
  • Examine patterns when multiplying 9
  • Learn about the zero property of multiplication
  • Multiply by multiples of 10
  • Use multiple patterns with factors 0, 1, 2, 5, 9, 10


3.OA.A.1, – interpret products of whole numbers

3.OA.A.3 – use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word

problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities

3.OA.A.5 – apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide


*Religion Chapter 2 Jesus teaches us about God’s love

Overview and chapter story

Students will understand that:

  • Jesus tells us how much God loves us
  • Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God
  • Jesus teaches about the gift of faith
  • Jesus dies and rises to save us

Social Studies  

Unit I People Build Communities

Review  Chapter 1 Life in Communities Project 

Lesson 1  Learning about communities 

Vocabulary community, construction, citizen

rural, urban , suburbs

Begin Chapter 2 Communities and Geography

Lesson 1 The geography of communities

Vocabulary: geography, land form, plain, plateau, region, climate, adapt

Why is it important to learn about geography?

  • People and geography
  • Land and water
  • Climate or weather

Science  – exploring energy and forces

What are different forms of energy?

How can energy be stored?

How can we use stored energy?