Third Grade Newsletter

October 22nd, 2015

Topic 3 Developing Proficiency in Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

The students have worked very hard on solving addition and subtraction problems with fluency. Our lessons focused on one-step and two-step word problems within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, standard algorithm, and strip diagrams.

Unit 3 Test will be on Tuesday, October 27th.

Whole Brain Teaching - Subtraction with Re-grouping

Here's a video of students in math class using Whole Brain Strategies to learn the skill of regrouping across place values when subtracting 3 digit numbers.
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Topic 4 Multiplication Meanings

In this topic, students will study three interpretations of multiplication.

  • Multiplication as Repeated Addition
  • Multiplication and Arrays
  • Multiplication on a Number Line

30 Minutes of Weekly Math Fluency Practice

Here is a great resource to use for your homework minutes.

Integrating Mathematics and Technology

KHAN Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. The math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.

Pearson Realize

PEARSON REALIZE is our newest learning management system that gives 'digital natives' the learning experience that they have come to expect. PEARSON REALIZE also delivers intuitive reports so teachers can use student mastery data to target classroom teaching and develop curriculum.

Think Through Math

Think Through Math (TTM) is an interactive online mathematics program for student learning. It combines a unique blend of adaptive assessment, skill building, student motivation, and individualized live instruction. Students are enrolled in a unique pathway based on their grade level. Students are also given an adaptive assessment that prescribes precursor activities designed to build skills needed to achieve grade level proficiency.

How does my child log-in to these resources?

KHAN Academy

Parent-created account. Please record username and password in student agenda for reference at school


Login to the program using school username and password.

Think Through Math

Login to the program using school username and password.

PISD Automated Absence Calling System

Are you receiving telephone calls/emails regarding your child’s absence? It is an automated system that will call/email whenever your child is absent.

This automated call happens even if you:

  • contacted your child's teacher
  • sent in a written note
  • submitted a Student Absence Request
  • or called the Child Safe line

Third Grade Team

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Chrystal Litman

Anisha Patel

Celene Rosen

Courtney Kemendo

Cathy Ledsome
Team Leader