This Week in Third Grade

Learnings, Happenings, and Announcements

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Meet Your Third Grade Team!

Ms. Hunter, Room 309

Ms. Colucci, Room 310

Mr. Oliver, Room 311

Mrs. Snow, Room 312

Mrs. Duty, Room 313

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October 9th- MAP Window Closes

October 12th- Smithfield Lockdown PRACTICE

DIBELS and TRC testing will continue until October 12th.

October 18th - All Day Planning

October 19th- Fall Picture Day

October 24th - Permission forms for our first field trip to the James K. Polk Historic Site are due.

Oct 31- Parent Teacher Conferences


This week in reading, students will finish their first literacy playlist. This playlist will engage students in learning standard RL 3.3: 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 be quizzed on RL 3.3 this week.

Students will also continue to engage in a read aloud of Stone Fox.

Students will begin learning RL 3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, identifying words that impact the meaning in a text. They will work to identify and make meaning of figurative language in a text using mentor texts such as the Amelia Bedelia books.

Writing & Words Their Way

Students will edit their personal narratives using an editing checklist. They will learn how to effectively use dialogue and punctuation in their writing.

Students will work toward publishing their personal narratives this week.

Students will begin their first Words Their Way sort. The whole class will work with a sort about contractions (wouldn't, should've, etc.) to learn about how Words Their Way is done in third grade.


Students are working through playlists for standards:

OA.2- For whole-number quotients of whole numbers with a one-digit divisor and a one-digit quotient: • Interpret the divisor and quotient in a division equation as representing the number of equal groups and the number of objects in each group. • Illustrate and explain strategies including arrays, repeated addition or subtraction, and decomposing a factor.


OA.3- Represent, interpret, and solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division. • Solve multiplication word problems with factors up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. • Solve division word problems with a divisor and quotient up to and including 10. Represent the problem using arrays, pictures, repeated subtraction and/or equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Students can practice at home by practicing multiplication and division facts involving numbers up to and including 10. (ex: 7x4, 5x5, 18/6, 20/2).

Science and Social Studies

Students will begin their first Social Studies playlist this week. We will be utilizing Social Studies Weekly to learn about the five themes of geography, the Venus Fly Trap, and NC Tourism in unit one.