Grade 3 News

Newsletter #1: Who We Are UOI

UOI 1: Who We Are

Transdisciplinary Theme:

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; and what it means to be human.

Central idea: People's cultural beliefs and values impact the formation of a society.

Key concepts: Perspective, Connections, Responsibility

Related concepts: cultural beliefs and values, formation & action of communities, and democratic principles

Lines of inquiry

  • How different cultures from one society (Perspective)
  • Practices connected to democratic principles (Connection)
  • Maintaining our identity in a multicultural society (Responsibility)

UOI Field Trip

Our field trip will be to Butler's Orchard in Germantown, our tentative date is October 6, we plan to leave at 8:30. Please send a brown bag lunch (everything disposable) with your child's name on the bag. Please look out for details soon!

What Are We Learning This Unit?


  • I can understand multiplication by thinking about groups of objects.
  • I can use the Commutative property of multiplication. (I know that if 6 x 4 = 24, then 4 x 6 = 24.)
  • I can use the Associative property of multiplication. (To figure out 3 x 5 x 2, I can multiply 3 x 5 = 15, then 15 x 2 = 30 OR multiply 5 x 2 = 10, then 3 x 10 = 30.)
  • I can use what I know about multiplication and division to solve word problems.

English Language Arts

  • I can read, understand and talk about the fiction stories I read.
  • I can ask and answer questions to show that I understand the stories that I am reading.
  • I can remember and retell different kinds of stories from many cultures.
  • I can tell the difference between what I think and what the author or characters might think in a story.
  • I can talk about the most important details in the information I read and how they support the main idea.
  • I can write an informative text that introduces my topic and then groups related information together.
  • I can take notes to help me organize the research in my writing.


Green Group:

  • I can introduce myself نفسي and greet others. السلام عليكم، مرحبا، اهلا وسهلا، صباح الخير، مساء الخير
  • I can recognize the sound of letters and write them in correct form.
  • I can memorize color and shape words, and numbers one through ten

      Blue Group:
      • I can talk about myself نفسي and greet others. السلام عليكم، مرحبا، اهلا وسهلا، صباح الخير، مساء الخير
      • I can recognize words and write simple phrases in correct from.
      • I can memorize colors الالوان, shapes الاشكال, hobbies الهوايات, and numbers الارقام one through fifteen.

        Yellow Group:

        • I can greet others and talk about myself نفسي, and my likes and dislikes. السلام عليكم، مرحبا، اهلا وسهلا، صباح الخير، مساء الخير
        • I can write sentences in Arabic in correct form.
        • I can memorize color الالوان, shape words الاشكال, hobbies الهوايات and numbers الارقامone through twenty.

        Science & Social Studies

        • Observe and compare properties of seeds and fruits.
        • Investigate the effect of water on seeds by monitoring and recording changes over time.
        • Observe plant structures as they appear during the plant's life cycle.
        • Care for plants and animals and compare their needs.
        • Observe crayfish structures and describe their function in terms of growth, survival, and reproduction. Compare crayfish structures to structures of other animals.
        • Study skeletal systems using bones, images, and models.
        • I can describe different elements of culture.
        • I can describe how culture meets the basic needs of a society.
        • I can identify roles, rights, and responsibilities in a society.



        • Recognize the letters of Arabic alphabets.
        • Recognize and understand the sound relation of Arabic language (Madd, Leen letters and Tanween).
        • The etiquettes of reciting Qur’an.
        • Surat Al-Fajr
        • The general meaning for Surat Al-Fajr.

        Islamic Studies

        • Learning Steps of wudu along duas of wudu.
        • Learning how to do a perfect wudu with only 16.9 fl oz of water.
        • Learning about the story of Adam, Huwa, Cabeel and Habeel.
        • Learning about the Childhood of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
        • Learn about the five “ullul azam” Prophets. Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa, Muhammad ﷺ. There will be a matching contest at the end of the unit.


        • Experiment with art media, processes, and techniques and learn how to use materials and tools
        • Create artworks that explore the uses of color, line, shape, texture, form, space, and selected principles of design, such as pattern, repetition, contrast, and balance to express personal meaning
        • Express opinions about selected artworks based upon the relationships between the elements of art and selected principles of design