## Weekly Objectives

Reading- I can determine the central idea and supporting details of nonfiction texts.

Writing- I can compose an expository composition.

Math-I can identify the difference between multiplication and division word problems. I can use strategies to solve multi-step word problems in multiplication and division.

Science-I can identify the importance of conservation of our natural resources. I can come up with ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Social Studies- I can identify traits of an everyday hero.

## Homework/Tests

Reading- Read each day for at least 20 minutes. We are studying nonfiction right now, so reading any type of nonfiction text would be great!

Vocabulary Unit 7 Quiz on Thursday

We are starting a new program called Lexia Core 5. Students can log in through Clever and practice at home. The activities are specially curated for each student in order to address his or her personal needs, and students need to spend at least 40 minutes a week on the program between school and home.

Writing- Spelling Quiz on Friday!

Math-Practice Multiplication Facts 3x a week for 10 minutes!

Math Quiz Friday, January 22nd.

We will review all week to be prepared for our quiz.

Science- Unit 8 Formation of Soil and Natural Resources Assessment will be on January 27th. Study guide to begin reviewing concepts:

Social Studies- None

## Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child, so he or she will have something to drink throughout the day and can refill it as needed. We don't have access to our regular water fountains due to Covid.

## Vocabulary Website to Practice at Home

Click on the green book. We are working on unit 7.

## MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE AT HOME: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

A big piece of 3rd grade math is to master multiplication facts up to X9. This will help them succeed in both 3rd and 4th grade. This is a huge goal, but can easily be achieved with practice at school and at home.

Have your child set a schedule to practice 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes a day for mastery.

They can also focus on a few facts a month to break the goal into chunks. Here is an example schedule:

December: 0, 1, 2, and 3

January: 5 and 10

February: 4 and 6

March: 7 and 8

April: 9

May: All Facts Fluently

Below are some ways to practice at home:

• Your child can sign on to xtramath.org at home and practice.
• Old-fashioned flash cards (send your child's teacher an email if you need some)
• Create chants and rhymes to help memorize (example-https://www.lewispalmer.org/cms/lib/CO01900635/Centricity/Domain/874/MultiplicationRhymes.docx.pdf)
• Play Multiplication War at-home (directions-https://www.multiplication.com/our-blog/jen-wieber/multiplication-war-card-game-0)
• Listen to Multiplication Songs (example-https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWphMREEQDrjzT4i4YKwkG93UUsM_X3Hp

Here is a website that has songs, apps, and hands-on tools for at-home practice as well:

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