Third Grade Buzzzz...

Happenings in Mrs. Paluch's Class!

January 11, 2016

Curriculum Information

ELA- (English/Language Arts)

Unit 2 Module A

We are reading the chapter book, The Year of Miss Agnes.

Reading Essential Question: How do readers use evidence from texts to understand what they read?

Writing Essential Question: How do writers include character dialogue and actions to affect the events in a story?

Focus This Week:

  • Learn how a character's actions contribute to the sequence of events.
  • Analyze character relationships and how characters are affected by culture and traditions.
  • Understand that a central message is conveyed through key details.
  • Explain how illustrations convey mood.

Foundational Skills: Consonant Blends- cl, st, mp and nd. Ex., clap, best, jump and bend


  • Discuss ways to introduce a narrator and characters.
  • Kids will make a character sketch of a character in their narrative.
  • Organize an event sequence for our narrative.
  • Write events using temporal words and phrases.
  • Write dialogue to develop experiences and to show character responses.


  • Form Superlative Adverbs- used to compare 3 or more people, places or things. Ex., Bobby talks the loudest at the game.
  • Adverbs Function in a Sentence- they often show location or time. Ex., The cat walked downstairs.


Lessons this week:

  • Writing Equations- Ex., 4 x 3 + 2= y
  • Solve 2-Step Word Problems
  • Problem Solving-Logical Reasoning
  • On Thursday we will review Chapter 9 and take the test on Friday

This Week's Homework

Monday 1/11- 9.7

Tuesday 1/12- 9.8

Wednesday 1/13- 9.9

Math Antics - Order Of Operations


Kids are busy researching body organs! They will work on their posters this week.

Social Studies

Looking out West

  • We will discuss the Proclamation of 1763. We will gain background knowledge of this time period which will get us ready to learn about Daniel Boone.
  • The British tried to limit settlement in the western land beyond the Appalachian mountains. Daniel Boone led a group of settlers across the Appalachians to open western land for further settlement.

Important Dates

  • Jan. 11-12- Order Papa Johns Pizza! Prairie Point gets 20% of sales
  • Jan. 14- 2nd Quarter Grades Available online after 4:00
  • Jan. 18- No School Martin Luther King Day
  • Jan. 19- STAR Test- Reading
  • Jan. 21- STAR Test- Math
  • Jan. 22- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8:15. RSVP by Jan. 19