3rd Grade News

November 2019

Important to Know

Nov. 18 - Whitmore & Fay to ESSL

Nov. 25 - King & Thuman to ESSL

Nov. 26 - Smith & Slotwinski to ESSL

No School on November 8 for Teacher Work Day

Thanksgiving Break - November 27 -November 29


Students will begin their unit on Informational Writing. They will be using a variety of text structures to develop an essay on a topic of their interest.


Students are reading short literary texts this month.

They will be asked and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis of the answers.

They will describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from figurative language.

Students will distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Students will explain how specific aspects of text illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Please encourage your child to read daily and discuss what they’ve read with them


This month students will be exploring fractions and continuing with word problems and multiplication. Continue to practice facts for fact fluency.


We will continue our unit on Weather & Climate.


  • Please remind your child to dress for the weather,as it seems to be changing.

  • Check out the Math Parent Resource Page at: https://sites.google.com/fcps.org/fcpselementarymathhomeschoolre/grade-3?authuser=0

  • Don’t forget - The CES Media Center and Parent and Student tabs offer great resources for supporting learning at home.

  • If you have not received an email from your child’s teacher - please update your email with the Front Office.