3rd Grade Newsletter

January 16, 2016

This Week In 3rd grade:

Reading: Context clues are hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word. Students will be detectives by using strategies to find the meaning behind unfamiliar words.


Questions on Context Clues:

In paragraph ___ of this selection, what does the word ___ mean? What clues helped you know the meaning of the word?

In paragraph ___ of this selection, what clues help you know the meaning of ___?

In paragraph ___, what does the word ___ mean?

Read the meanings for the word ___. Which meaning best fits the way ___ is used in paragraph ___?

What does the word ___ mean in paragraph ___?

What is the meaning of the word ___ in paragraph ___?

Which words from paragraph ___ help the reader understand the meaning of ___?

Which words from paragraph (4) help the reader understand what ___ means in paragraph (5)?

In paragraph ___, ___ means ___.

What words around ___ help you understand its meaning?


Economics: In this unit, students will learn about money and budgets. They will understand the U.S. free enterprise system and how businesses operate within that system. Henry Ford and other entrepreneurs started new businesses, such as Mary Kay Ash, Wallace Amos and Sam Walton.

Math: Unit 4- Measurement and Fractions

Unit Overview

This week we will focus on telling time on both analog and digital clocks.

Time on A Number Line

Math Games:

Time Game

Hickory Clock Game

Stop the Clock

Solving Elapsed Time

LISD Student Math Games

Fraction Flig

Shading Shapes

Meausrement Workshop

Homework

Spelling: Study words for test on Friday.

Words: what, were, your, their, now, through, think, because, place, something, don't, until, without, paper, hard, near, sentence, better

Reading: Read 80 minutes and record in your planner.

Math: Mass and Volume

PACE:

Mass and Volume

Measurement Problems

Important Dates

Monday January 16th Student Holiday – Campus Closed

Tuesday January 17th- Start of the 3rd 9 weeks

Monday February 6th Student Holiday – District Staff Development Day

Tuesday February 7th Student Holiday – District Staff Development Day