May 16-20, 2016

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Achieve 3000 May Celebration: Granite Park & Popsicles Outing

This month's Achieve 3,000 celebration is going to be DELICIOUS! In order for students to join their classmates for popsicles in the park, they must have a cumulative yearly total of 40 articles at 75% or higher (per student). Students who have already met this goal, must have 10-12 articles at 75% or higher completed during May. Please contact your child's teacher at any point this month to find out about your student's progress. We know that all of our students can meet this goal!

End-of-Grade Tests - May 25th & 26th

Third Graders will take the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests for Reading Comprehesion and Mathematics in May. The reading test will be administered on Wed., May 25th, and the math test will be given on Thurs., May 26th.

Proctors Needed

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is in need of wonderful community members who will volunteer to serve as classroom “Proctors” during our upcoming test administration to students. Your time and willingness to help are invaluable to our district!

Dates: Testing will take place from May 25 – June 8, 2016

Please visit the following link for more information:

iPad Turn In Day - June 3rd

All students will need to turn in their iPads, charging cords and charging blocks on June 3rd. iPads will be reissued to students at the beginning of the next school year.

Give 5 Read 5

GQES is once again participating in The Give 5 Read 5 Program. It is our hope that all students be able to go home for the summer with 5 books to read. Please consider participating! We know that many of our third graders have made great growth in reading this year, so many of the books they own might be too easy. Learn more about the state-wide campaign at

Third Grade Student Resources

This Week's Learning Topics: May 16 - 20

Math Topics:

Fractions Review:

* representing fractions

* comparing and ordering fractions

* finding equivalent fractions

* fraction word problems

I Can:

I can review fractions and show what I have learned.

What will we learn?

This week students will continue reviewing for their End-of-Grade Mathematics Test. We will review all third grade standards for fractions. To view sample fraction questions on the 3rd Grade Released EOG, please click on this link:

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Reading Topics


* Key ideas and details

* Main idea

* Theme

* Author's purpose and point of view

* Literal and nonliteral language

* Using context clues to determine word meanings

* Shades of meaning for words

I Can:

I can review and show what I have learned about poetry.

What will we learn?

This week students will continue reviewing for their End-of-Grade English Language Arts Test.

Two of the primary standards we will review this week include:

We will review all third grade standards for fractions.3.RL.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

3.L.4 - Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

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Social Studies Topics

U.S. regions research ad project continued through the end of the year

I Can:

I can explore the elements that define regions from community to world.

What will we learn?

Students will create individual research based projects that include, but are not limited to the following…

  1. Geographic location

  2. cultural

  3. demographic

  4. economic

Use all resources from print to digital to create a display, booklet, or keynote or Board!

**Students may use a teacher template or create from scratch!

*FOCUS: United States Region

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