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Welcome to Third Grade!

We will learn so many exciting new things this year in third grade, and I am so honored to join you on this journey. I know we will have a great year, and if at any point you need to contact me, email will be the best option.





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**All transportation changes must be made in writing.


Graded paper folders will be sent home every Wednesday.  Graded papers must be signed and returned by Friday.


Homework will be sent home daily. Please sign the homework log once homework has been complete.


** Please make sure your child eats breakfast and remind your child to pack a snack and water each day.



Important Dates:


Oct.2-Stomp Out Bullying(Wear Blue)

Oct.4-Honoring Walk to School Day-During Activity

Oct.5-Wear Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct.9-Shool Holiday

Oct.11-Make-Up Pictures

Oct. 12-Report Cards

Oct. 13-1st nine weeks Team celebration

Oct.23-27- Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Dress-Up


Oct.23-Wear RED


Oct. 24-Dress for Success


Oct.25-Wear ORANGE


Oct.26-Wear Your Favorite Sports Team


Oct.27-Wear You DC JAG SWAG



English Language Arts: 


Unit 3: Making Inferences: Fiction


*Explore narrative text structure through discussions of character, setting, and problem


*Make inferences to understand characters and character change


*Make connections




Standards Covered

Students will:

*ask and answer questions to show understanding

*find answers to specific questions within stories they are reading

* remember and retell stories, look for the moral of the story and explain the moral from details in the story

*describe characters in the story and explain how their actions affect the story

*describe how new parts of fiction build on the parts that have already happened

*tell the difference between what they think and what the author or characters might think in a story





Unit: Personal Narrative Weeks 1 & 2

 *Write about single, interesting events or topicsfrom the students' own lives

 *Use sensory details

 *Use temporal words

 *Explore strong opening sentences and endings that draw a story's events to a close


 Standards Covered

 Students will:

 *Write to share their opinion and give reasons to support that opinion

 *Write their opinion piece in an organized way that introduces my opinion and list reasons

 *Use linking words to connect their opinion to their reasons

 *Write a conclusion to the ending piece

 *Write organized stories with lots of details

 *stay focused and organized in the different types of writing

 *plan, revise, and publish writing


Speaking and Listening Standards


Students will......

*participate in different types of discussions and with different people

*build on others' ideas and express their own ideas clearly

*come to discussions prepared to share their ideas based on what is being studied

*follow agreed upon rules for discussion and carry out their role

*ask and answer questions to help them understand discussions, stay on topic and contribute to others' ideas and remarks

*think about what is discussed and explain any new thinking they have

*identify the reasons or evidence that a speaker gives to support his/her points





cold read TBA



Vocabulary Quiz:


Dear Parent or Guardian,
Below are the words that your child is learning in the  Making Meaning
vocabulary lessons. Please post the list in your home where everyone can see it
and look for ways to include the words in conversations with your child. Try these
activities to give your child more practice:
•Tell each other real or imagined stories that include the words.
•Talk about the words when you hear them used or see them in storybooks, on
signs and posters, or elsewhere.
•Use the words to play games such as “I’m Thinking of a Word,” in which you give
each other clues about a word and then try to guess the word.
•Invite your child to write stories or poems in which they use the words, or have
them create drawings or picture cards that illustrate the words’ meanings.
Encourage your child to share other interesting words he or she encounters, and
discuss interesting words you hear. Above all, have fun with words.

Week 15 Words


Flimsy- thin and weak.


Long- want something very much.


Gruff- unpleasant or rude, unfriendly or mean.


Persist- keep doing something, even though it is difficult


Strain- pull or push hard


Adjust- move or change something slightly to improve it or make it fit more comfortably




Focus Skill:   

telling time to the minute, elapsed time







For the 1st weeks we will be working on mastering our (0,1,2,5,10). Your child will be given  25 problems and will be expected to complete the 30 problems within a  5 minute time frame. For the moment we will be giving only the multiplication portion of the test on Fridays. Your child will be allotted minutes to complete the multiplication section of the test. 


 *If your child has mastered 0's,1's,2's,5's,and 10's, begin working on3's and 6's for 2nd 9 Weeks! :) They will have 50 problems to complete in 5 minutes.


3rd 9 Weeks we will add 4's and 8's with 75 problems to complete in 5 minutes.

4th 9 weeks we will add 7's and 9's with 100 problems to complete in 5 minutes. WE CAN DO THIS!!!