Third Grade Buzzzz...

Happenings in Mrs. Paluch's Class!

April 11, 2016

Yeah!!! PARRC testing is over!!! The kids did an awesome job!! Now we can get back into our regular schedule!!

Curriculum Information

ELA- (English/Language Arts)

Unit 3 Module A

We will be reading the book, Storm in the Night

Reading Essential Question: How do readers determine the central message, lesson, or moral of a story?

Writing Essential Question: How do writers support a point of view when writing an opinion?

Focus This Week:

  • Describe characters and explain how their actions transmit experiences.
  • Determine the central message in the book, Storm in the Night by looking at the key details in the text.
  • We will compare and contrast characters in Knots on a Counting Rope and Storm in the Night.
  • We will start to read our next story, Paul Bunyan. We will learn to tell the difference between our own points of view and a storyteller's or character's point of view.

Foundational Skills:

  • R-Controlled Vowels- when a vowel is followed by an -r, it makes a special sound. I call this "Bossy R"


  • Create an organizational structure. We will do OREO writing to help us to give our reasons and examples. See picture below.
  • Use linking words and phrases to connect our ideas.

Our opinion writing is focused on writing opinions about the stories we are reading.


  • Use adjectives to describe nouns.
  • Form comparative and superlative adjectives to describe how people and things look, sound, smell, feel or act.
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Lessons this week:

  • Collect Data and Record Data
  • Draw scaled picture graphs
  • Draw scaled bar graphs

Homework This Week

Monday 4/11- None

Tuesday 4/12- 12.1

Wednesday 4/13- 12.2

Thursday 4/14 12.3

Below is a link to a good website with a lot of math games! We are currently working on measurement, but they should continue to work on multiplication/division and fractions too!


We are waiting for our next science unit to arrive!

Social Studies

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about Lewis and Clark.

  • We will read an article about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Kids will ask questions before reading and during reading.

Important Dates

  • April 11- Raging Waves Due

  • April 11-15- LRC Book Sale- We will visit the Book Sale on Tuesday and Friday

  • April 12- Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00

  • April 14- Book Orders Due

  • April 17- Aurora Skate Family Fun Night 5-7

  • April 20- Open Gym for 2nd and 3rd graders 6:45

  • April 27- 3rd Grade Musical

  • May 4- Ride Your Bike to School!