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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   *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

  1. traditional   a handing down of information or beliefs
  2. fret                 to worry about something
  3. scarves       long pieces of cloth people wrap loosely around their necks
  4. fabric          another word for cloth
  5. acceptable   something that can be agreed on or suitable
  6. inspire          something that makes you want to create something, such as a

                 poem, music or art

  1. robe         a long, flowing outer garment
  2. drape      to arrange a piece of cloth gracefully
  3. elegant    pleasingly graceful and stylish
  4. stylish      in fashion or the latest style


  1. create            11. pioneer
  2. medium      12. trio
  3. piano           13. stadium
  4. idea               14. audio
  5. video            15. audience
  6. studio         16. radiate
  7. violin          17. cereal
  8. duo            18. Creole
  9. patio         19. radio
  10. 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


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