May 9-13, 2016

Third Grade News

Contact Us

Homework Hut Ends May 11th

The last day this school year for Homework Hut will be Wednesday, May 11th.

HotSpot Tutoring Ends May 12th

The last date for after school HotSpot tutoring will be Thursday, May 12th.

Achieve 3000 Goal for May: 12 Articles

To meet this goal, students must complete all 5 components for each article and score 75% or higher on the 1st attempt of the activity component (a comprehension quiz designed to show the student's understanding of the text). As always, students are given time in class to meet their goal and are encouraged to work on Achieve 3000 at home as part of their reading homework. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher at any point this month to find out about your student's progress. We know that all of our students can meet this goal!

Proctors Needed

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:

End-of-Grade Tests - May 25th & 26th

Third Graders will take the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests for Reading Comprehesion and Mathematics in May. The reading test will be administered on Wed., May 25th, and the math test will be given on Thurs., May 26th.

iPad Turn In Day - June 3rd

All students will need to turn in their iPads, charging cords and charging blocks on June 3rd. iPads will be reissued to students at the beginning of the next school year.

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

Parents of Bus Riders: Join the GQES Remind 101 Group

Join our Remind 101 Group to get up-to-date, important, and last minute bus information sent right to your cell phone!

Simply enter this number:

Text this message:

Third Grade Student Resources

This Week's Learning Topics: May 9th - 13th, 2016

Math Topics:

Measurement and Data:

* 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.

I Can:

I can review measurement and data standards and concepts to show what I have learned.

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:

Reading Topics

Nonfiction and standards for informational texts:

* Key ideas and details

* Craft and sructure

* Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

* Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

I Can:

I can show what I have learned about nonfiction texts.

What will we review?

* Answering questions, referring explicitly to the text for the answers.

* 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.

Social Studies Topics

U.S. regions research ad project

I Can:

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.