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.
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-Class Dojo app accessed through cell phone or computer
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Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I am confident that we will have a great year!
This week in third grade *Mar. 18 – Mar 22
ELA – Unit 4 Cultures
Essential Question: What happens when two ways of life come together?
Story selection : Suki’s Kimono
Guided Question: How does culture influence the clothes we wear?
Text based comprehension: compare & contrast, visualize
CCSS Informational text 1, 3, fluency – read with appropriate rate
CCSS Foundational skill 4
Writing and conventions- writing a letter to the editor, adjectives & articles,
synonyms and context clues, dictionary/glossary
CCSS Language 1.a, 1.f, 3.a Writing 2
Phonics & Spelling- words with syllables CV/VC CCSS Foundational skills 3.d, Language 2.f
Voc & spelling Suki’s Kimono
- traditional a handing down of information or beliefs
- fret to worry about something
- scarves long pieces of cloth people wrap loosely around their necks
- fabric another word for cloth
- acceptable something that can be agreed on or suitable
- inspire something that makes you want to create something, such as a
poem, music or art
- robe a long, flowing outer garment
- drape to arrange a piece of cloth gracefully
- elegant pleasingly graceful and stylish
- stylish in fashion or the latest style
- create 11. pioneer
- medium 12. trio
- piano 13. stadium
- idea 14. audio
- video 15. audience
- studio 16. radiate
- violin 17. cereal
- duo 18. Creole
- patio 19. radio
- rodeo 20. recreation
Introduce Topic 12 Fractions Vocabulary review Use manipulatives in groups
Topic 12 understand fractions as numbers
Essential question: What are different interpretations of a fraction?
Students will be able to:
- understand vocabulary used when working with fractions
- divide regions into equal parts
- understand the whole
- represent fractions on a number line
CCSS 3.NF.A.1 understand a fraction as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts
*Religion Chapter 20 Lent
Lent is a season of preparation for the Triduum and for Easter.
Overview and chapter story
Students will understand that:
- Lent is a season of preparation for the Triduum and for Easter.
- during Lent believers renew their faith in Jesus
- by his cross, death and resurrection Jesus saves us from sin and death
*Social Studies Unit 5 Many Cultures One Country
Objective:What makes Americans alike and different?
How do stories about heroes shape our culture?
Students will learn about:
- sharing cultures
- coming to America
- Americans who share beliefs
- communities that have heroes
- historical heroes
- American legends
heritage something handed down from earlier generations or from the past
hero someone who is looked up to because of his or her qualities or achievements
myth a story that tells about a belief of a group of people
legend a story passed down through the years that many people believe, but which is not entirely true