Third Grade #ReaganRays

December 11, 2017

Upcoming Dates

December 18th- Culture Celebrations Presentations

December 18th- 3$ pizza money due

December 19th- Winter Party 10:30-11:30

December 20th-Jan 3rd- NO SCHOOL Winter Break

Cultural Celebrations

Next week begins our culture celebration research. Students explore how cultural celebrations help us remember the past. In class, students will research and create a project with a writing piece. To celebrate the many cultures of the world we will come together on Monday, December 18th and share our learning with each other.



Bridges Practice: Sums and Story Problems (Due on Friday)

Imagine Math, Multiplication Facts


60 minutes per week


Spelling Core Words Unit 14 Soon, Story, Since, White, Ever

Practice All Words- Spelling City for Friday's test

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

Free Math Apps

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).

Language Arts

Year at a glance


Expository texts are written to inform, describe, explain, or persuade. Expository text explains ideas and conveys information to a specific audience for a specific purpose. In this unit of study, students will focus on informational expository texts.

In this unit of study students learn to:

  • Read informational texts to learn new information about their personal interests, to answer questions, and to learn about their surrounding world

  • Use reading strategies such as making and confirming predictions, questioning, and seeking clarification, and making connections to comprehend texts at a deeper level

  • Locate facts and details to determine the main idea and supporting answers with evidence from nonfiction texts, and summarize information in text, maintaining logical order

  • Make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of nonfiction and provide text evidence to support their understanding

  • Identify cause and effect relationships among text ideas

  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words


In order for students to write their own informational piece, they need to collect some information about their topic. The students have an opportunity to research topics based on personal interests and generate a plan to gather relevant information.


Year At a Glance for Parent

Bridges Unit 3 Parent Newsletter

Unit Summary:

This unit reviews and extends students’ thinking about place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, and problem solving. Students are introduced to the idea of rounding 2- and 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred. This skill is extended into the realm of computation, as students use rounding as a way to estimate and check the results of adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers. Along with reviewing and deepening their understandings of strategies learned in second grade, students are introduced to the standard algorithms for adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.

November Number Corner Summary:

Students explore area and arrays as they look for patterns and relationships on the Calendar Grid markers. Students learn about and practice rounding with a game on the Number Line and they begin exploring fractions as they collect halves, fourths, and eighths in the Calendar Collector’s Unit Fraction Race. The Problem Strings workout switches from string work to problem solving this month, as students work on strategies and skills including writing equations with letters standing for unknown quantities.

Science/ Social Studies

Students will learn how cultural celebrations help us remember the past.
    • Ethnic and/or cultural celebrations of the local community and other communities.

    • How celebrating different cultures impacts our community.

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