May 9-13, 2016
Third Grade News
Achieve 3000 Goal for May: 12 Articles
Rowan-Salisbury Schools is in need of wonderful community members who will volunteer to serve as classroom “Proctors” during our upcoming test administration to students. Your time and willingness to help are invaluable to our district!
Dates: Testing will take place from May 25 – June 8, 2016
Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.rss.k12.nc.us/news/proctors-needed-upcoming-testing
Give 5 Read 5
GQES is once again participating in The Give 5 Read 5 Program. It is our hope that all students be able to go home for the summer with 5 books to read. A flyer about this program was sent home in weekly communication folders last Thursday. Please consider participating! We know that many of our third graders have made great growth in reading this year, so many of the books they own might be too easy. Learn more about the state-wide campaign at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/give5read5/.
Third Grade Student Resources
This Week's Learning Topics: May 9th - 13th, 2016
* Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
* Represent and interpret data.
* Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
* Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
What will we learn?
This week students will continue reviewing for their End-of-Grade Mathematics Test. We will review ideas of grams, kilograms, measurement word problems, graphing (bar and picture), questioning, elapsed time, quarter inch, line plots, and area/perimeter -- using released EOG questions. To view the 3rd Grade Released EOG, please click on this link:
I can show what I have learned about nonfiction texts.
What will we review?
* Determining the main idea; recounting the key details and explaining how they support the main idea.
* Describing the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures.
* Determining the meaning of academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
* Using text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate relevant information.
* Distinguishing students' own point of view from that of the author of a text.
* Using information gained from illustrations and words to demonstrate understanding.
* Describing the connection between particular sentences and paragraphs (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
* Comparing and contrasting the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
I can explore the elements that define regions from community to world.
What will we learn?
Students will select and research a region of the United States. Then they will use technology to create a product that displays their knowledge about their chosen region, including its landforms, culture, resources, etc.