Welcome new third grade parents! I will update this section of the website each week with a weekly overview. You can expected to be posted on Monday (unless I email otherwise) by 6:00 pm. You can also expect it to follow this format with this type of information.
Monday (Science) - Welcome! Please look out for: Class Dojo sign up, Welcome Letter, and Student Information sheet to come home today.
Tuesday (Technology) -
Thursday (P.E.) - Math homework (only time this week) Starting next week there will be math homework nightly.
Reading: We are learning about how people overcome challenge both near and far. We will be reading text about many different countries in this unit.
Math: We are starting the year by learning about equal groups and repeated addition as an introduction to multiplication.
Social Studies: First we will be focusing on maps that will lead us into looking at different cultures for our geography unit.
Welcome rising third grade families! This is going to be a great year.
If you have time, click around on our website to see what we will be doing this year. Most of the student websites have minimal links now because I will be adding them as the year progresses (so things stay new and fresh). For the Parent Resources Tab, most of those sites will stay the same as they cover the curriculum for the entire year. I will be uploading more on the science and social studies sites as the year progresses because Wake County has changed some of the third grade curriculum. I will also be sending home information about reading as the year progresses.
If you didn't get a copy of the welcome letter at meet the teacher or you would like another copy, click below to download it.
-Ms. Wackerman (email@example.com)
Monday (Art) - REVIEW!
Tuesday (Music) - Reading EOG
Wednesday (Reader's Theater) - Math EOG
Reading: We are reviewing this week as well as starting cursive handwriting practice.
Math: We are reviewing this week.
Social Studies: We are working on map skills this week.
Monday (Music)- Writing an Address Homework for Reading
Tuesday (Readers' Theater) - Represent the culture of Raleigh assignment in Social Studies
Wednesday (Science) -
Thursday (Media)- Tape PSA
Reading EOG: June 19th
Math EOG: June 20th
Reading: REVIEW TIME! We are review major concepts this week. Students should be practicing at home with readworks articles that is reviewed with them. These articles can count as their reading time at home as well. Students are also working on a PSA about water during our reading lessons.
Math: We are finishing up measurement this week with: length, capacity, and mass. We are looking at how to measure these things in the metric system. We are also REVIEWING like crazy! We are reviewing all the major concepts from this year. There are many resources on the website to practice particular skills. Students are completing review in class with the understanding that if they are struggling with a concept that they are working on it more at home.
Social Studies: We are focused on culture and the culture of the area.
Monday (Readers' Theater) - Finish water essay assessment in reading
Tuesday (Science) -
Wednesday (Media)- Plants Assessment (No Study Guide)
Thursday (P.E.) - Time Quiz
Track out. See you all on Friday June 8th!
Reading: This week students are looking at different PSA's and determining how and what they would like to create a PSA about for the end of the year. Students are also focused on EOG prep during our literacy block. More EOG prep material will be sent out on Friday (workday for me).
Math: We are finishing time and elapsed time this week. We will have a quiz on that on Thursday. When we return, we will cover measurement (ruler and thermometer) as well as graphs before the EOG. There will be review math material also sent out on Friday.
Science: We finished our plants posters last week, so we are just showing them off this week and finishing the unit with our assessment.
Monday (Media) - Partitioning Quiz
Tuesday (P.E.) - Start Time in Math
Thursday (Art) -
Friday- Field Day! 12:30 - 2:30
Reading: Students are currently working on a paper about the importance of one of the following: Demand for Water, Access to Water, or Water Pollution. We are also still working on grammar with regular and irregular plural nouns. Students will on EOG test prep this week as well.
Math: We are finishing up fractions on Monday with a partitioning fractions quiz. Starting on Tuesday we will start Time! We will quickly work on telling time but that is a skill they should have mastered in 2nd grade. Students will then move on to elapsed time. After that using a ruler and then graphing. We will do EOG prep for math with things like Flashback Friday and Throwback Thursday.
Science: Students finished up their research on their plant question last week. This week we are focusing on elements of an effective teaching tool in the poster they are making. They will make a rough draft of the poster in the beginning of the week and a final draft towards the end of the week.
Monday (P.E.) - Mid- Unit 2 Test
Tuesday (Art) -
Wednesday (Music) -
Thursday (Technology) -
Friday (Science) - Interim Home
Reading: We are continuing to read about people and how they have access to clean water around the world. Students should be reading a book about water or access to water at home. We are starting the writing component to this unit soon. Students will work to write about the ways that water is accessed around the world and how earth's one well plays a part in that. At the end of the module (towards the end of the year) students will be working to make a PSA about the world's access to water.
Math: We are partitioning fractions with this last unit in fractions (using shapes to represent the whole). Next, we will focus in on measurement and EOG review. In measurement, we will start with time and then move to using a ruler and temperature.
Science: This week, students will start researching questions about plants that they thought of and want to know more about. We are using the project approach currently so students are working towards teaching others what they have learned in this unit. We are still looking for gardeners or any parents who have experiences with plants to come and share with the class as a guest expert.
Monday (Music) - No internet today
Tuesday (Readers' Theater) - Unit 1 End of Unit Test
Wednesday (Science) - Guest Expert: Waste Water Treatment Plant
Thursday (Media)- Comparing Fractions Quiz
Reading: This week we are still focused on water and how there has always been about the same amount of water on earth. We've focused in on main idea and supporting details this week as well as last week. Students were asked multiple times this week to compare and contrast to texts. This is working to help them to prepare for the EOG's as well. Students were also focused on parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs).
Math: Students are wrapping up comparing fractions this week. We will move on to partitioning fractions for the rest of the week. This has students compare fractions to shapes (sounds complicated, right?!) Students are asked to think of a hexagon as a whole. With that they are asked to compare trapezoids to the hexagon. Since 2 trapezoids fit perfectly on the hexagon, one trapezoid would be 1/2 of the whole. If you would like more information on this, please don't hesitate to email me.
Science: Plants projects are ramping up! Students are picking questions they want to research this week and starting on the research phase of the project. They've come up with some great questions for this project!
Monday (Science) -
Tuesday (Media) - Guest Expert
Wednesday (Technology) - Math Equivalent Fractions Quiz
Thursday (P.E.) -
Friday (Art) -
Reading: We are studying water this module. This week we are focused on finding the main idea and supporting details along with working on grammar. There are many articles and books that students can read about water and water issues to connect this at home.
Math: This week we are wrapping up equivalent fractions and starting comparing fractions. There are many games and activities online to practice both equivalent and comparing fractions.
Science: Plants! We started sharing our past experiences today. We will have a guest expert tomorrow talking about soils. To connect this at home, take a walk and make observations about the plants you see along the way. Take observational drawings of trees, root systems, bark, leaves, and flowers. Start a nature book.
Monday (Technology)- Start module 4 (check email)
Friday (Reader's Theater)-
Reading: We are starting a new module! This module focuses on water and the social issues with water. I am emailing a list of possible books and suggestions for at home reading during this module. We will be in this module until the end of the year!
Math: During the first part of the week, we are focused on fractions as whole numbers. We will then move into our study of equivalent fractions. There are many printable games online to work on equivalent fractions.
Science: PLANTS! We are starting our plants unit! Keep an eye out for a detailed email about the unit but we did plant Wisconsin Fast Plants last week.