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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 possible. 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 September  23 – 27  Happy Fall!

ELA – Unit 1  Living and Learning

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

Story selection : Kumak’s Fish

Guided Question: How can we achieve goals ? 

Students will understand that trade:

  • helps both people
  • is based on an items value

Students will be able to have a group discussion, read and write about

achieving goals. 

Skill  development

  • Base words and endings -ed, -ing, -er, -est
  • Sequence
  • visualize
  • dictionary/glossary
  • Story writing
  • Thank you notes
  • Declarative and interrogative sentences
  • Using expression

Students will be able to

  • Identify literary elements of story
  • Read with proper expression
  • Sequence and visualize
  • Write sentences, a thank you note and write their own story
  • identify and spell words with endings -ed, -ing, -er, -est
  • identify vocabulary words and understand for meaning
  • Identify unknown words
  • Identify the difference between a declarative and interrogative sentences
  • Use context clues when reading sentences
  • Create a concept map

Vocabulary words Kumak’s Fish September 23

  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 1 understanding multiplication and division of whole numbers 

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

Essential understanding – some real world problems that involve joining or separating equal groups or making comparisons can be solved using multiplication.

*Religion Chapter 1 God sends us His own Son

Overview and chapter story   first Religion test Wed. Sept. 25

Students will understand that:

  • God the Son became one of us
  • Jesus grew up in Nazareth
  • Jesus begins His work
  • Jesus shows us how to live as His followers

Religion Notes Chapter 1 God sends us his own son

  1. The Blessed Trinity is three persons in one God.

    God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

  1. The Incarnation is the truth that the Son of God became man.
  1. The name Jesus means, “God saves”.
  1. A prophet is someone called by God to speak to the people.
  1. Jesus is both divine and human.
  1. Jesus always prayed.
  1. Jesus chose twelve men to be his Apostles.
  1. When we repent, we turn away from sin.
  1. John the Baptist prepared people for Jesus’ coming by telling them to repent and to ask God for help. 
  1. In his public ministry, Jesus cared for people, healed the sick, and fed the hungry.

Vocabulary words

  1. disciples     those who follow Jesus
  1. Apostle      one who is sent
  1. public ministry   Jesus’ work among the people
  1. repent        to turn away from sin and ask God for help
  1. prophet       someone called by God to speak to the people
  1. Blessed Trinity   the three persons in one God
  1. Incarnation    the truth that God the Son became man   

Social Studies  Unit 1 Literature in Social Studies

What are some of the natural resources discussed in this story?

What are some other natural resources that are important to us?

How do we use these things?

Chapter 1 Life in Communities 

Lesson 1  Learning about communities 

Vocabulary community, construction, citizen

Build background What is the name of your community? Describe what your community is like.

Graphic organizer use to identify the main idea and supporting details as we read.

Topics: communities at work and play.  

*Science  Exploring energy and forces

How do forces cause motion?

Vocabulary review 

What is energy?

Students will find out:

  • About different forms of energy
  • How energy can be stored
  • About uses of stored energy

What is energy?

Energy is the ability to cause change.  Energy allows movement in the world. 

Energy can come from the sun, the food you eat, the gas that runs a car, and from oil to heat your home. 

Objects have energy too. It is called potential energy, the energy an object has because of its position or its shape.

A rock on a hill has potential energy. If the rock is pushed

the energy is released as the rock rolls down the hill.

Potential energy can change to kinetic energy. 

Kinetic energy is energy of motion. 

Most of the energy on Earth comes from the sun.

Electricity is a form of energy people make by using other kinds of energy in nature, like wind, moving water, oil, and coal.




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