April 11-15, 2016

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Report Cards - April 12th

Report Cards for the third quarter will be coming home on Tuesday, April 12th.

Reading Assessment - April 15th

This Friday, April 15th, your child will take a reading common assessment on standard RI 3.9. He or she will analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Yearbook Sales End This Week!

The yearbook sale is ending this Friday. Don't delay....purchase yours today for $20 online. The website is www.treering.com/1014331731024379. Order forms were also sent home mid-March. If you need another form, please contact the office at (704) 279-2154.

Honor Roll Celebration - May 3rd

The 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Celebration will be held in the morning on Tuesday, May 3rd. Invitations will be sent home soon through your child's teacher.

Third Grade Student Resources

This Week's Learning Topics:

Math Topics:

3.MD.5 Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.


3.MD.6 Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).


3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

I Can:

I can find the area of a shape by using multiplication..
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What will we learn?

This week students will continue using multiplication to find the area of regular and irregular shapes. Sections to focus this week on IXL are V.10-V.16.

Reading Topics

RI.3.9

Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

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I Can:

I can understand how texts are connected.

What Will We Learn?

This week, students will continue comparing similarities between various nonfiction texts. A grade level common assessment will be given on Friday.

Science and Social Studies

3.E.1 Understand how the location of regions affects activity in a market economy.

3.E.2 Understand entrepreneurship in a market economy.

3.L.2 Understand how plants survive in their environments.
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I Can:

I can determine the relationship between economics and agriculture in my community.

What will we learn?

In the first part of the week, students will learn about the plant parts and the plant life cycle. Later in the week they will experiment with 3 main soil types. In addition to studying the observation properties of the soils. students will conduct experiments that are geared to answer the question, "Which soil would you rather use?"