3rd Grade News

Parnell & Correa

3rd Grade at Home Resources

This resources provides aligned resources to help best support your child across the course of this school year. We will link this in each classroom S'more newsletters. Please refer to this resource often as we will update it throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

March 19th - 23rd - Staff Appreciation Week

April 2nd - 6th - Spring Break

April 11th - PTA Exec. Board Meeting 7:30AM

April 16th-27th - GA Milestones Testing (3rd, 4th and 5th)

April 19th - Chick-fil-A night

April 21st - Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs

March Birthdays





Ga Milestones

Georgia Milestones is the end-of-grade test that 3rd-5th grade students will be taking this school year. The testing window is April 12 - April 26. Students will not test on all days consecutively but will have five full days of testing within the window. Make-ups will be given on April 20, 25 and 26, as needed. The most optimal testing experience for students is for them to assess with their usual testing group, rather than on make-up days; therefore, it is very important that students be present each day.

Students in 3rd -5th grades will take tests in ELA (English/ Language Arts) and Math, and 5th grade only will also take assessments in Science and Social Studies. The assessment will be composed of a combination of selected response (multiple choice), constructed response (short answer), and extended response (a longer written response in ELA) question items. Please contact the school if you have additional questions regarding the Georgia Milestones assessment.

Below is a list of links to websites or ideas to practice the following skills to prepare for the GA Milestones:

Experience Online assessment:


Mouse skills









Keyboarding/typing skills

Learning.com (found through student Launchpad)











Dear Parents,

During the week of March 19th-23rd, the PTA and students will show their appreciation to all Staff and Teachers at Woodland. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world here at WES and this is our chance to “Lift them UP”!

This year we are asking Woodland families to donate $5.00 or more for goodies to give to the staff throughout the week. Please send in your donations to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, March 13th.

Here are a few suggestions on how our students can help make each day special:

Monday: Wake UP - Color, make or clip a flower to bring to your teacher.

Tuesday: Read UP - Bring a new or gently used book for your classroom library.

Wednesday: LIft UP - Have your child fill out the note attached to this flyer and give to staff and teachers on Wednesday

Thursday: Bubble UP - Bring in your funniest joke to share with your class or teacher.

Friday: Pop UP - Everyone wears a smile and speaks words of kindness.


Homework for the week of March 19th

Reading: Homework is in homework folders and should be returned completed on Friday. Students should also read nightly and/or go on I Read/ I Ready for 15- 20 minutes.

Math: Math Homework is going to be different the next three weeks. We will be sending home review packets. We have started our MILESTONES review. Each night has a different concept to review. I have also added IXL lessons that I would like for students to practice each night. The students will receive 5 dojo points for finishing all of their homework. They will also get an extra 10 points for completing the IXL lessons. I will do my best to message all parents each day resource you can use to help review!

STEM-Ms. Correa


· I can use interpret graphs.

· I can measure objects to the nearest quarter inch.

· I can find the area of a rectangle.

· I can label fractions with the unit fraction.

· I can find the perimeter of a shape.

Video Links






Humanities-Ms. Parnell


Reading Homework for the Week of March 19

For homework this week I have assigned 4 I Ready Lessons under Extra Lessons. I would like the students to complete at least 2 this week (they should take about an hour each). Students can log off and pick back up where they left off with the lesson. If your child did not finish their I Ready diagnostic on Monday, they will not have access until they finish on Tuesday. If they do not have access tonight, they can read for 30 minutes to practice their stamina.

* As always, you can message me on Class Dojo or email me at

*parnellhn@fultonschools.org if you have any questions or concerns :)

Reading Standards:

ELAGSE3RI2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

ELAGSE3RI1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RI6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

ELAGSE3RI5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic quickly and efficiently.

Writing Standards:

ELAGSE3W3 a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

ELAGSE3W3 b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

ELAGSE3W3 c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.

ELAGSE3W3 d. Provide a sense of closure.

Social Studies Standards:

SS3CG2a. Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.

SS3CG2b. Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, and communicating with public o

SS3CG a. Describe the three branches of national government: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court of the United States).

SS3CG c. State the main responsibility of each branch: executive (enforcing laws), legislative (making laws), judicial (determining if laws are fair).

I Can Statements:


· I can answer comprehension questions completely.

· I can use evidence from the text to support my answer.

· I can explain my answer.


· I can write a story including the narrative story elements (character, setting, problem, and solution).
· I can move my stories along with transitional word and phrases.
· I can include other story elements like internal and external dialogue, character motivation and reactions, and secondary characters.

Social Studies

· I can identify the three branches of government and their roles in the US Government.

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