# 3rd Grade Weekly Update

## Weekly Objectives

Reading- I can identify text features in nonfiction text. I can describe the importance of text features.

Writing- I can use the prompt to create a central idea statement. I can draft claims that support my central idea statement. I can create a concluding statement.

Math-I can relate multiplication to division. I can use different division strategies to solve a 2 digit by 1 digit division problem.

Science-I can explain how soil is formed. I can compare different types of soil and their purpose.

Social Studies- I can create a timeline of Harriet Tubman's life. I can create a slide about Harriet Tubman's life on my hero slideshow. I can apply my knowledge about Harriet Tubman. I can read and take notes about Thomas Edison.

## Homework/Tests

Reading- Read each day for at least 20 minutes. We are studying nonfiction right now, so reading any type of nonfiction text would be great! Also, we are beginning Vocabulary Unit 7.

We are starting a new program called Lexia Core 5. Students can log in through Clever and practice at home. The activities are specially curated for each student in order to address his or her personal needs, and students need to spend at least 40 minutes a week on the program between school and home.

There will be a Text Features Assessment on Friday, January 15. For review at home, you can work on the Text Feature review pictured below.

Here are the links to Kahoots for practice as well: https://create.kahoot.it/share/information-text-features-grade-3-5/5e16866a-bb61-49cd-b2a9-cd425804a838

Writing- Spelling Quiz on Friday!

Math-Practice Multiplication Facts 3x a week for 10 minutes! CONTINUE OVER THE BREAK!

*We will have a multiplication and division quiz on January 22nd. We will send home practice the week of.

Practice at home: Create number bonds with multiplication and division. Have your child find items around the room and practice splitting them into equal groups. Ask them to show you different strategies on how to represent multiplication and division problems.

Science- Unit 8 Formation of Soil and Natural Resources Assessment will be on January 27th. Study guide will be sent home the week before.

Practice at home: Have your child find soil samples in their backyard. They can show you what it is made of, what it is good for, and how it was created over time.

Social Studies- None

## Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child, so he or she will have something to drink throughout the day and can refill it as needed. We don't have access to our regular water fountains due to Covid.

## Vocabulary Website to Practice at Home

Click on the green book. We are working on unit 7.

https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw

## MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE AT HOME: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

A big piece of 3rd grade math is to master multiplication facts up to X9. This will help them succeed in both 3rd and 4th grade. This is a huge goal, but can easily be achieved with practice at school and at home.

Have your child set a schedule to practice 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes a day for mastery.

They can also focus on a few facts a month to break the goal into chunks. Here is an example schedule:

December: 0, 1, 2, and 3

January: 5 and 10

February: 4 and 6

March: 7 and 8

April: 9

May: All Facts Fluently

Below are some ways to practice at home:

• Your child can sign on to xtramath.org at home and practice.
• Old-fashioned flash cards (send your child's teacher an email if you need some)
• Create chants and rhymes to help memorize (example-https://www.lewispalmer.org/cms/lib/CO01900635/Centricity/Domain/874/MultiplicationRhymes.docx.pdf)
• Play Multiplication War at-home (directions-https://www.multiplication.com/our-blog/jen-wieber/multiplication-war-card-game-0)
• Listen to Multiplication Songs (example-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWphMREEQDrjzT4i4YKwkG93UUsM_X3Hp
• Download Multiplication Fact Apps on I-Pads or Computers and play https://imaginationsoup.net/best-multiplication-apps-kids/

Here is a website that has songs, apps, and hands-on tools for at-home practice as well:

## Checking Grades Online

Please make sure you are checking your child's grades on TAC. If you have any questions or concerns on grades, please email your child's teacher and we will set up a time to discuss. Thank you-3rd Grade Team

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