3rd Grade Weekly Update

January 25th-29th

Weekly Objectives

Reading- I can determine the central idea and supporting details of nonfiction texts.

Writing- I can compose an expository composition.

Math-I can identify the operation in a number paired table. I can find the rule in a number paired table and apply it. (Check out the picture at the bottom for an example)

Science-I can identify different natural resources and explain how humans use them. I can explain the sun's role on Earth. I can explain differences between the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

Social Studies- I can identify traits of an everyday hero.


Reading- Read each day for at least 20 minutes. We are studying nonfiction right now, so reading any type of nonfiction text would be great!

Vocabulary Unit 8 Study Week

We are starting a new program called Lexia Core 5. Students can log in through Clever and practice at home. The activities are specially curated for each student in order to address his or her personal needs, and students need to spend at least 40 minutes a week on the program between school and home.

Writing- Spelling Quiz on Friday!

Math-Practice Multiplication Facts 3x a week for 10 minutes!

Science- Unit 8 Formation of Soil and Natural Resources Assessment on Wednesday, January 27th.

Study guide to begin reviewing concepts:


Social Studies- None

Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child, so he or she will have something to drink throughout the day and can refill it as needed. We don't have access to our regular water fountains due to Covid.

Vocabulary Website to Practice at Home

Click on the green book. We are working on unit 8.



Keep working on your multiplication facts each week! We are continuing to see growth, but want all 3rd graders to show mastery by May!

December: 0, 1, 2, and 3

January: 5 and 10

February: 4 and 6

March: 7 and 8

April: 9

May: All Facts Fluently

Below are some ways to practice at home:

  • Your child can sign on to xtramath.org at home and practice.
  • Old-fashioned flash cards (send your child's teacher an email if you need some)
  • Create chants and rhymes to help memorize (example-https://www.lewispalmer.org/cms/lib/CO01900635/Centricity/Domain/874/MultiplicationRhymes.docx.pdf)
  • Play Multiplication War at-home (directions-https://www.multiplication.com/our-blog/jen-wieber/multiplication-war-card-game-0)
  • Listen to Multiplication Songs (example-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWphMREEQDrjzT4i4YKwkG93UUsM_X3Hp
  • Download Multiplication Fact Apps on I-Pads or Computers and play https://imaginationsoup.net/best-multiplication-apps-kids/

Here is a website that has songs, apps, and hands-on tools for at-home practice as well:


Checking Grades Online

Please make sure you are checking your child's grades on TAC. If you have any questions or concerns on grades, please email your child's teacher and we will set up a time to discuss. Thank you-3rd Grade Team
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