Rockin' in 3rd Grade

with Mrs. Noska

Science and Social Studies

IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK!!!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT THIS SCHOOL YEAR!


Helpful Hints


*get plenty of rest

*eat a healthy breakfast

*wear ID/transportation tags every day

*double knot tennis shoes

*bring bottled water


Contact: knoska@sealyisd.com

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MAGGIE B. SELMAN FUNDRAISER INFORMATION



Both remote learners and in class learners can participate in this year's fundraiser. Packets were sent home in Tuesday folders on September 15th. Students also have the option to offer online sales. Give your students ID number (you will need to register first) to anyone who is placing an order online. This will guarantee your school receives credit and your student will receive prize credit. The website to use is www.misschocolate.com


Our campus Code is SEL048


Safety Tips:

1. With parent's permission, student volunteers may telephone friends, relatives and neighbors that they know.

2. Focus fundraising efforts on family and friends.

3. All fundraising should be supervised by parents or adults.

4. Parents can help selling at the office and to friends.


Fundraiser is due: September 28th


Fundraiser delivery is scheduled for: October 14th

Schedule


7:45-8:15 arrival

8:15-8:20 announcements

8:20-9:20 (60) Science Noska

9:20-10:20 (60) tiger time

10:20-10:55 (30) Social Studies cont. 1(switch)

10:55-11:10 (15) Social Studies HAIKENWAELDER

11:10-11:55 specials

11:55-12:50 (55) Science

12:50-1:20 lunch

1:20-1:45 (20) Science

1:45-2:05 recess (switch)

2:05-3:40 (90) Science/S. Studies CULL

3:45 Homeroom dismissal

Year At A Glance Science

Unit and Big Ideas 1st Grading Cycle


Unit 1 & 2: Scientific Investigation and Reasoning & Process Skills (17 days) ongoing throughout the year

  • Demonstrate safe practices during classroom and outdoor investigations using appropriate safety equipment

  • Plan and implement descriptive investigations

  • Collect data by observing and measuring using metric system

  • Construct maps, graphic organizers, simple tales, charts, and bar graphs using tools and current technology to organize, examine, and evaluate measured data

  • Communicate valid conclusions supported by data

  • Analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing

  • Collect, record, and analyze information using tools

  • Represent the natural world using models such as volcanoes, or the Sun, Earth, and moon system and identify their limitations, including size, properties, and materials.

  • Connect grade level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists.


TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


Unit 3: Properties of Matter (20 days)

  • Collect data by observing and measuring using metric system

  • Construct maps, graphic organizers, simple tales, charts, and bar graphs using tools and current technology to organize, examine, and evaluate measured data

  • Analyze and interpret patterns in data to construct reasonable explanations based on evidence

  • Communicate valid conclusions supported by data

  • Collect, record, and analyze information using tools

  • Measure, test, and record physical properties of matter

  • Describe and classify samples of matter as solids, liquids, and gases

  • Predict, observe, and record changes in the state of matter

  • Explore and recognize that a mixture is created when two materials are combined

  • Observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects


TEKS: 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D, 3.2F, 3.4A, 3.5A, 3.5B, 3.5C, 3.5D, 3.6C

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


2nd Grading Cycle


Unit 4: Energy and Inventors (15 days)

  • Explore different forms of energy, including mechanical light, sound, and thermal in everyday life

  • connect grade‐level appropriate science concepts with the history of science, science careers, and contributions of scientists


TEKS: 3.6 A

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A




Unit 5: Forces and Work (15 days)

  • Demonstrate and observe how position and motion can be changed by pushing and pulling objects

  • Observe forces such as magnetism and gravity acting on objects


TEKS: 3.6 B, 3.6C

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


3rd Grading Cycle


Unit 6: Earth’s Surface (14 days)

  • Explore and record how soils are formed by weathering of rock and the decomposition of plant and animal remains

  • Investigate rapid changes in Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and landslides


TEKS: 3.7 A, 3.7 B

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


Unit 7: People and Resources (7 days)

  • Make informed choices in the use and conservation of natural resources by recycling or reusing materials

  • Explore the characteristics of natural resources that make them useful in various products and materials and how they may be conserved


TEKS: 3.1 B, 3.7C

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A



Unit 10: Ecosystems and Interactions (20 days)

  • Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem

  • Identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes affect the ecosystem

  • Explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment


TEKS: 3.9 A, 3.9 B.

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


4th Grading Cycle


Unit 11: Living Things Grow and Change (12 days)

  • Investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles.

  • Describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts where some organisms thrive and others perish or move to new locations


TEKS: 3.10 A, 3.10 B, 3.9C

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


Unit 8: Water and Weather (8 days)

  • Observe, measure, record, and compare day-to-day weather changes in different locations at the same time


TEKS: 3.8A

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A


Unit 9: Space (14 days)

  • Describe and illustrate the Sun as a star composed of gases that provides light and thermal energy

  • Construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and positions

  • Identify the planets in Earth’s solar system and their position in relation to the Sun


TEKS: 3.3B, 3.8 B, 3.8 C, 3.8D

Ongoing: TEKS:3.1A, 3.2 A, 3.2 B, 3.2 C, 3.2 F, 3.3B, 3.3C, 3.4 A

Year At A Glance Social Studies

Unit and Big Ideas 1st Grading Cycle

History

  • Describe how individuals, events, and ideas have changed communities, past and present

  • Identify reasons people have formed communities, including a need for security, religious freedom, law, and material well-being

  • Identify ways in which people in the local community and other communities meet their needs for government, education, communication, transportation, and recreation

  • Create and interpret timelines

2nd Grading Cycle

Geography and Culture

  • Identify and compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment in which they live such as deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains

  • Describe the effects of human processes such as building new homes, conservation, and pollution in shaping the landscape

  • Identify and compare the human characteristics of various regions

  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places on maps and globes such as the Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi River, and Austin, Texas in relation to the local community

  • Identify and use the compass rose, grid system, and symbols to locate places on maps and globes

  • Identify and analyze the heroic deeds of individuals, including military and first responders such as the Four Chaplains


3rd Grading Cycle Government and Citizenship

  • Describe the basic structure of government in the local community, state, and nation

  • Identify local, state, and national government officials and explain how they are chosen

  • Describe and explain the importance of the concept of “consent of the governed” as it relates to the functions of local, state, and national government

  • Identify characteristics of good citizenship, including truthfulness, justice, equality, respect for oneself and others, responsibility in daily life, and participation in government by educating oneself about the issues, respectfully holding public officials to their word, and voting.

  • Give examples of community changes that result from individual or group decisions



4th Grading Cycle

Economics, Science, Technology and Society

  • Identify ways of earning, spending, saving, and donating money

  • Explain the concept of a free market as it relates to the U.S. free enterprise system

  • Identify the impact of scientific breakthroughs and new technology in computers, pasteurization, and medical vaccines on various communities



Key Academic Vocabulary

Donating, earning, saving, spending, free market, medical vaccines, pasteurization, scientific breakthrough, allocates, budget, business, consumer costs, consumption, cost of production, distribution, entrepreneurs, government regulations, inventors, operates, production, profits, scarcity, selling price, taxes



Ongoing Concepts

  • Research information, including historical and current events, and geographic data, about the community and world, using a variety of valid print, oral, visual, and internet resources

  • Sequence and categorize information

  • Interpret oral, visual, and print material by identifying the main idea, distinguishing between fact and opinion, identifying cause and effect, and comparing and contrasting

  • Use various parts of a source, including the table of contents, glossary, and index as well as keyword Internet searches, to locate information

  • Interpret and create visuals, including graphs, charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and maps

  • Use appropriate mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps and graphs

  • Express ideas orally based on knowledge and experiences

  • Use technology to create written and visual material such as stories, poems, pictures, maps, and graphic organizers to express ideas

  • Use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution

  • Use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, identify options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision

Specials for the Week

MONDAY- PE

TUESDAY- PE

WEDNESDAY- Music

THURSDAY- PE

FRIDAY- Art


Tiger Time 9:20 - 10:20

DATES TO REMEMBER

Fair Holiday Oct. 8 -13, 2020

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