Third Grade #ReaganRays
April 23, 2018
May 7-11 STAAR Review Week
May 14 STAAR
May 15 STAAR
May 28, 2018 Staff/Student Holiday
June 8, 2018 LAST DAY of SCHOOL early release
We looking for some supplies for math activities and our upcoming STAAR review week (May 7-11). If you can donate anything, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius and send the supplies in with you student.
Thanks so much!
Bridges Practice: Operations & Equations
60 minutes per week
Spelling - Unit 28
Core Words: run, book, gave, order, open
Login and Passwords for Ronald Reagan
Second Step - Family The Second Step program increases kids’ school success and decreases problem behaviors by teaching them skills for learning
Free Apps for the Classroom
These apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. All apps are available in two or more versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).
In this unit of study on research, students will be immersed in reading literary nonfiction (biography). They will pursue information related to their personal interests as they generate a list of topics and questions to research.
Students learn to:
Make inferences, and draw conclusions about the structure of literary nonfiction, including the difference between biography and autobiography
Identify the topic and locate the author’s stated purpose
Identify the facts and details that support the main idea
Use text features to locate information and make and verify predictions
Research topics of interest by generating questions about what they want to learn and narrowing the topic
Generate a research plan and gather relevant information
Compose a research project using the elements of the writing process
Analyze a standardized test, becoming familiar with the test testing genre/format and make connections
This unit provides a review of material covered earlier in the year, as well as opportunities to extend skills and concepts into work with larger numbers and bigger ideas. Early in the unit, students learn to multiply single digits by multiples of 10. That skill is then extended into building and sketching 1-digit by 2-digit multiplication combinations. Working with multiplication beyond the basic facts provides rich opportunities to review the commutative and distributive properties and tap into the power of the associative property of multiplication. Having worked previously with fractions as parts of a whole and distances along a number line, students are introduced to linear and area models that allow them to see fractions as parts of a set as well as a parts of a whole. These models include a ruler, an egg carton, a 12-foot strip of adding machine tape, and a circle graph. The unit ends with a foray into data collection, representation, and interpretation of data.
Students explore their local environment during their exploration, students will study the structure and function, life cycles, inherited traits and learned behaviors of plants and animals. They describe the flow of energy in food chains and how food chains are impacted by changes to the environment. Students transfer this knowledge to plants and animals that live in other environments.