3rd Grade Weekly Update

November 30th - December 4th

Weekly Objectives

Reading- I can identify the structures of a poetry.

Writing- I can brainstorm ideas for a poetry composition.

Math-I can represent and solve 1 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems using pictures, number lines, and arrays.

Science-I can identify what causes earthquakes and how they change the land.

I can identify what causes volcanoes and how they change the land through constructive and destructive ways.

Social Studies- I can identify and describe different celebrations from around the world.


A big piece of 3rd grade math is to master multiplication facts up to X9. This will help them succeed in both 3rd and 4th grade. This is a huge goal, but can easily be achieved with practice at school and at home.

Have your child set a schedule to practice 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes a day for mastery.

They can also focus on a few facts a month to break the goal into chunks. Here is an example schedule:

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:


Vocabulary Website to Practice at Home

Click on the green book. We are working on unit 5.



Reading- We will take our Unit 5 Vocabulary quiz on Thursday.

Writing- Spelling test on Friday

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


Social Studies- None

3rd Grade Angel Tree Sign Up:

Please open the link for information about our families we are supporting this year! Thanks for spreading holiday cheer to those in need.

*We still have a few more slots.


If you signed up, please make sure your items are in by December 1st.

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