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:

May 14th-18th - BOGO Book Fair

May 16th - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

May 17th-Student Led Conferences 4:00-4:30 (Make sure to sign up)

May 18th - Field Day

May 23rd - 5th Grade Lunch

May 24th - 5th Grade Final Walk/Awards/Celebration

May 24th - Last Day of School

May Birthdays





Student Led-Conferences

Dear Families,

We will be conducting conferences differently this time around, and it already is a hit with your children. Conferences will be held May 17th. We will be conducting "Student Led Conferences". This format encourages all parents and guardians to attend and participate. We want this to be a moment of time for your child to really shine! Please try and find alternate care for siblings during the conference time. The purpose of this conference is to reflect on your child's growth and learning this year. During the 30-minute conference period on May 17th, your child will take an active role by showing you work samples.

There are many learning experiences and benefits for your child that accompany this format including the following: active participation in the learning process, increased self-confidence, development of leadership skills, organization, responsibility for their learning, communication and critical thinking skills.

Benefits for you as a family: a longer conference time to gather information about your child's academic and social progress this year, the joy of seeing your child present information they have been working on. There will be 5-6 families in the room at the same time. Each family will choose a table and your child will begin their presentation, just to your family. Having other families in the room, aside from being more efficient, still allows for each child to be more at ease and also duplicates the sense of community we feel every day by being with our learning friends.

We will rotate into each conference to discuss strengths and goals for your child, and to support your child with their presentation. We are very pleased to be offering this format to you this spring. Please use the link below to sign up for one of the three time blocks. Notice the conference are 30 minutes. You and your child may finish the conference in 20 minutes or extend to 30. If you have additional questions after this conference please feel free to set up another time for us to meet. We look forward to seeing you soon.


What to do this summer? READ!!!!

Want to help your child find some #aWESome books to read over the summer??

Our Wildcat Staff has recommended some AMAZING books that your students will LOVE!

Click HERE for the list of books!

Please remember that one of the most important things you child can continue to do over the summer is READ READ READ!!! Our students have worked SO hard this year to improve and grow as a reader and we don’t want to lose that momentum during the summer.

We hope these books will help our students continue to fall in love with new characters, enjoy some books that are oldies but goodies and continue to strengthen their reading skills!


Homework for 5/14-5/8

NO PAPER HOMEWORK! Please do I-Ready Math and Reading at Home!

STEM-Ms. Correa

ICE CREAM FACT PARTY: On May 18th we will be hosting a party for the students that have mastered their math facts. We are practicing each day in class! Please make sure to study facts 1-9 at home as well.

Science: We are beginning our HEAT unit. The students will be investigating the negative effects of burning, electricity, and the sun! They will end this UNIT by creating a solution or device that minimizes the harmful effects of heat!

Ex: Wildfires, Solar Panels, Coral Bleaching , Sun Burn, Heat Exhaustion, Etc.

Humanities-Ms. Parnell

Reading Homework

Reading Standards:

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

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

ELAGSE3RI3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

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

ELAGSE3RI7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Social Studies Standards:

­ SS3E1 Define and give examples of the four types of productive resources.

SS3E2 Explain that governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy (schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military) and pay for these through taxes.

SS3E3 Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain the benefits of voluntary exchange.

SS3E3a. Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.

SS3E3b. Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.

SS3E3c. Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries.

SS3E3d. Explain that most countries create their own currency for use as money.

SS3E4 Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

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.

Learning Targets:


· I can work with my group to develop and complete a research plan with multiple sources.

· I can synthesis information.

· I can use the lingo of experts.


· I can read Fairy Tales and create my own adaptation.

· I can include story elements that most Fairy Tales have.

· I can use a rubric to self-assess my work.

Social Studies

· I can define and illustrate economic vocabulary words.

· I can participate in discussion with my group about the meaning and examples of economic vocabulary words.

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