Thoughtful in Third Grade

See what is going on in 3M and 3D!

Reading Workshop

Throughout our non-fiction mini-lessons this week, students were focusing on the following learning targets:


  • I am learning to use recognize the 3 different types of nonfiction texts: biography, literary nonfiction, and reference.
  • I am learning to identify common nonfiction text features and how to use them to deepen my understanding of the text.
  • I am learning to read, think, question, and reread to make connections and deepen my understanding
  • I am learning to understand the text structure of a nonfiction text to deepen my understanding.


Students are busy reading nonfiction texts during IDR at school. They have the choice of reading fiction or nonfiction at home for their monthly calendars.

Math Workshop

Students spent the week studying multiplication! The learning targets were:


  • I am learning to make equal shares drawings to represent equal groups.
  • I am learning to write a multiplication equation for an array.
  • I am learning to compare and apply array drawings.
  • I am learning to apply the commutative property as a strategy to multiply.

Highlights for the Week:

Keep in Mind...

Monday (16th):
Tuesday (17th): Picture retakes
Wednesday (18th):
Thursday (19th): Library checkout for MacNeil and Dietrich
Friday (20th):