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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.

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-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 Nov. 12 – 15 school closed Monday Nov. 11 

Unit 2 Smart Solutions

Essential Question: What are smart ways that problems are solved?

Story selection : Tops & Bottoms

Guided Question:  What can you do to make sure solutions are fair? 

Students will understand that fair solutions 

  • show respect for others
  • share equally
  • are honest

Students will be able to have a group discussion, read and write about finding fair solutions. 

Skill  development

  • consonant blends spl, thr, squ, str, scr
  • Author’s purpose
  • predict and set purpose
  • antonyms

Students will be able to

  • Identify and spell words with consonant blends
  • Read with appropriate phrasing
  • Identify singular and possessive nouns in sentences
  • Write a friendly letter
  • identify vocabulary words and understand for meaning
  • understand the author’s purpose when reading
  • ask questions when reading to establish a purpose
  • Use context clues when reading sentences
  • Create a concept map

Spelling & Vocabulary Tops & Bottoms


  1. distribute   give shares of something out to others
  1. divvy        to divide something up
  1. reasonable fair, not asking too much
  1. satisfaction  when you are pleased with something
  1. convince     cause someone to believe in the truth of something
  1. official       something that has authority behind it
  1. humiliate     to make someone feel ashamed and foolish
  1. claim      a demand for something you think you have a right to
  1. vain      showing a high opinion of one’s appearance, ability, or worth
  1. jealous      when you feel unhappy about something someone else has


  1. splash 11. strength
  2. throw 12. squeak
  3. three 13. throne
  4. square 14. scratch
  5. scream 15. squeeze
  6. strike 16. squid
  7. street 17. squander
  8. split 18. arthritis
  9. splurge 19. instrument
  10. thrill 20. strategy

Topic 4 use multiplication to divide  

Essential question: How can unknown division facts be found using known multiplication facts?

Students will be able to:

  • relate multiplication and division
  • use multiplication to divide with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8, and 9

*Religion Chapter 6 &  7 The Church year & Ordinary time

Overview and chapter story

Students will understand that:

Chapter 6 &  7 The Church year & Ordinary time
We celebrate Jesus as we focus on the Church year.

The six season’s of the Church year are Advent, Christmas, Lent, 

The Three Days, Easter, and Ordinary time.

We celebrate the amazing things Jesus did for us.

  1. Advent The season of Advent prepares us for the coming 

   of the Son of God. We watch and wait as we prepare to 

   celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas.

2. Christmas The Christmas season is a time to celebrate

   that God is with us. We rejoice that the Son of God 

   became one of us to save us. 

3. Lent Lent is a season of preparation for the Church’s 

   greatest celebration. During the forty days of Lent,

   we pray for God’s mercy and remember Jesus’ life and death.

4. The Three Days The Three Days celebrate the passing of Jesus

   from death to new life. The Three Days are the Church’s greatest

   and most important celebration.

5. Easter   Jesus has risen from the dead!  During the Easter season, we celebrate

   the resurrection of Jesus for 50 days! Jesus is with us always.

   6. Ordinary Time Ordinary Time is the season in which we celebrate the whole

   life of Jesus Christ and his teachings. It is the longest season of the year. 

   It comes around twice – once between Christmas and Lent, and again after

   Easter until Advent.


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