__WEEK OF APRIL 1-5, 2013__

__WEEK OF APRIL 1-5, 2013__

__MATH__

**What We've Done:**

**What We've Done:**

*fractions

*comparing fractions with like numerators & unlike denominators

*comparing fractions with like denominators & unlike numerators

*using a number line to compare fractions

*using benchmarks on a number line to compare fractions

*comparing fractions with like numerators & unlike denominators

*comparing fractions with like denominators & unlike numerators

*using a number line to compare fractions

*using benchmarks on a number line to compare fractions

__?s To Ask:__

__?s To Ask:__

*Can you compare this fraction 1/3 ___ 2/3?

*Can you compare this fraction 2/8 ___3/4?

*Is this fraction closer to 0 or 1? 5/6? 2/7?

*Why is it a good idea to use benchmarks when comparing fractions?

*Can you compare this fraction 2/8 ___3/4?

*Is this fraction closer to 0 or 1? 5/6? 2/7?

*Why is it a good idea to use benchmarks when comparing fractions?

__SCIENCE:__

__SCIENCE:__

**What We've Done**:

**What We've Done**

*read

*talked about windmills versus wind turbines

**discussed the Engineering Design Process*__Leif Catches the Wind__

*talked about windmills versus wind turbines

__?s To Ask:__

__?s To Ask:__

*What was the problem in

(Hint: Aunt Irene Prefers Chocolate Ice Cream)

*What is the difference between a windmill and a wind turbine?

__*What are the steps in the Engineering Design Process__*"Leif Catches the Wind?"*

(Hint: Aunt Irene Prefers Chocolate Ice Cream)

*What is the difference between a windmill and a wind turbine?

**WEEK OF MAR 25-29, 2013**

**WEEK OF MAR 25-29, 2013**

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**WEEK OF MAR 4-8, 2013**

**WEEK OF MAR 4-8, 2013**

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

**WHAT WE DID:**

**WHAT WE DID:**

*made water cycle bracelets (beads represented the stages & components in the water cycle) Ask a 3rd grader to tell you more!

*started talking about wind

*discussed & experimented with types of materials that would and would not "catch the wind"

*started talking about wind

*discussed & experimented with types of materials that would and would not "catch the wind"

**?s TO ASK:**

**?s TO ASK:**

*What types of materials would you want to use to catch wind?

*Tell me about your water cycle bracelet...

*Tell me about your water cycle bracelet...

**WEEK OF FEB. 25-MAR. 1, 2013**

**WEEK OF FEB. 25-MAR. 1, 2013**

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* shared covered wagons that the kids made for the social studies challenge last week

* discussed what kinds of animals pioneers would see during their travels out west.

* reviewed what we had learned before February Vacation, and has second Westward Movement quiz

* discussed what kinds of animals pioneers would see during their travels out west.

* reviewed what we had learned before February Vacation, and has second Westward Movement quiz

__?'S TO ASK:__

* what did your classmates make their covered wagon out of?

* what kinds of animals did pioneers see during their journey? what was your favorite animal?

* what kinds of animals did pioneers see during their journey? what was your favorite animal?

__THIRD GRADERS:__1. Remember to continue practicing your multiplication facts.

We are now moving into division and you need to know how to multiply in order to divide quickly.

2. It is time to replenish many of your school supplies. Let an adult know at home

if you are running low (out of) pencils, colored pencils, blue pens, writing journal, etc.)

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

*** wrapped up our study of weather**

__What We Did:__

**?'s To Ask:**

**?'s To Ask:**

*What was your favorite part of the weather unit?

*What happened during the "cup of snow" experiement?

*What happened during the "cup of snow" experiement?

## WEEK OF FEB. 11-FEB. 15, 2013

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__Offer expires 2/28__

## Happy Valentine's Day!

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* discussed how pioneers would make fires without any wood

* talked about what would happen when pioneers came across friendly and not so friendly Native Americans

* discussed chores pioneer children would have, and compared/contrasted the chores to today's chores

* talked about how pioneer kids learned and how school was very different for them compared to now

* played pioneer games

* made whipeed butter the way pioneers made butter while traveling

* talked about what would happen when pioneers came across friendly and not so friendly Native Americans

* discussed chores pioneer children would have, and compared/contrasted the chores to today's chores

* talked about how pioneer kids learned and how school was very different for them compared to now

* played pioneer games

* made whipeed butter the way pioneers made butter while traveling

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what chores did children have?

* how did pioneers make a fire with no wood?

* what did all pioneers want from Native Americans when they traded?

* what kinds of games did pioneer children play? did you have fun playing the games?

* how did you make the butter?

* how did kids learn during the trip? who would teach them?

* how did pioneers make a fire with no wood?

* what did all pioneers want from Native Americans when they traded?

* what kinds of games did pioneer children play? did you have fun playing the games?

* how did you make the butter?

* how did kids learn during the trip? who would teach them?

__MATH:__

__What we've done:__

* Worked on multi-step multiplication word problems.

* Found possible number of combinations.

* Finished up our multiplication unit!

* Did a unit review and took the test.

* Division starts after break!

__?'s to ask:__

* How many outfit combinations can be made with 4 pairs of pants and 6 different shirts?

* Can a number multiplied by 2 end in an odd number and why?

* How can knowing 2x8=16 help you to figure out 4x8?

__SCIENCE:__

__SCIENCE:__

__What We've Done:__

*worked with celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales

*made mini-water cycle baggies

*watched Magic School Bus video on the water cycle

*created water cycle timelines

*made mini-water cycle baggies

*watched Magic School Bus video on the water cycle

*created water cycle timelines

__?s To Ask:__

*How would I figure out the Fahrenheit temperature if it was 25 degrees celsius?

*What are the 4 major stages in the water cycle?

*What is happening with your cup of melted snow? What were you testing?

*What are the 4 major stages in the water cycle?

*What is happening with your cup of melted snow? What were you testing?

__WEEK OF JAN. 28-Feb. 1, 2013__

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

__WHAT WE DID:__

*cup of snow experiment

*reviewed the states of water

*talked more in depth about evaporation

*quiz on clouds

*reviewed the states of water

*talked more in depth about evaporation

*quiz on clouds

__?s TO ASK:__

*What are the 4 types of clouds that you need to know in third grade?

*Which type of cloud is the highest?

*What state was the water when it melted?

*Which takes up more space, liquid water, or solid water? (Hint: think of the cup of

snow experiment)

*Which type of cloud is the highest?

*What state was the water when it melted?

*Which takes up more space, liquid water, or solid water? (Hint: think of the cup of

snow experiment)

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* discussed problems pioneers faced while traveling west

* talked about where pioneers would sleep at night and what they would hear during the night

* discussed what pioneer clothing looked like and why

* talked about what pioneers would eat during their trip

* talked about where pioneers would sleep at night and what they would hear during the night

* discussed what pioneer clothing looked like and why

* talked about what pioneers would eat during their trip

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what were some problems pioneers faced during their trip?

* what was the BIGGEST problem? why?

* where would pioneers sleep at night?

* if you were a pioneer, where would you sleep?

* what did boys clothing look like?

* what did girls clothing look like?

* what did everyone need to wear to protect their heads and eyes from the sun?

* what did pioneers eat during their travels?

* how did they dry out the buffalo meet? who taught them how to dry out the meat?

* what was the BIGGEST problem? why?

* where would pioneers sleep at night?

* if you were a pioneer, where would you sleep?

* what did boys clothing look like?

* what did girls clothing look like?

* what did everyone need to wear to protect their heads and eyes from the sun?

* what did pioneers eat during their travels?

* how did they dry out the buffalo meet? who taught them how to dry out the meat?

**MATH:**

**MATH:**

**Parents: Please make sure your 3rd grader is studying his/her math facts every night. The only way to truly master these facts is by digging in and practicing them until they are permanent. Basic facts are the foundation for all other math skills. If your 3rd grader is having trouble in math...ask him/her...Are you studying your facts everynight?**

__What We Did:__

*continued solving problems using math facts

*used the associative (grouping) property to solve multiplicaiton problems involving 3

factors

*used the associative (grouping) property to solve multiplicaiton problems involving 3

factors

__?s To Ask:__

*Are you studying your facts every night?

*Which facts are you studying for your weekly timed test next Thursday?

*How would you use the associative property to solve this problem? 2x5x7

*Which facts are you studying for your weekly timed test next Thursday?

*How would you use the associative property to solve this problem? 2x5x7

__WEEK OF JAN. 21-25TH, 2013__

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

__WHAT WE DID:__

*worked more with clouds

*made cloud formation posters

*added cloud reference sheets to the backs of our posters

*made cloud formation posters

*added cloud reference sheets to the backs of our posters

__?s TO ASK:__

*What are the four main types of clouds? (review)

*Which cloud is the storm cloud?

*Where are clouds formed?

*What are clouds made of? (review)

*Which cloud is the storm cloud?

*Where are clouds formed?

*What are clouds made of? (review)

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* talked about how pioneers would cross rivers in a covered wagon

* discussed how long the trip would be in total. Compared the time it took pioneers to travel 2,000 miles west to how long it would take us today in car and airplane

* talked about how long pioneers would travel per day

* continued to work on pioneer journals

* discussed how long the trip would be in total. Compared the time it took pioneers to travel 2,000 miles west to how long it would take us today in car and airplane

* talked about how long pioneers would travel per day

* continued to work on pioneer journals

__?'s TO ASK:__

* how did pioneers cross rivers in their covered wagons?

* how long did it take pioneers to reach Oregon?

* how many miles did pioneers travel in one day with no problems?

* how many miles did pioneers travel in a muddy/rainy day?

* what was a scow?

* how long did it take pioneers to reach Oregon?

* how many miles did pioneers travel in one day with no problems?

* how many miles did pioneers travel in a muddy/rainy day?

* what was a scow?

**WEEK OF JAN. 14-18, 2013**

**WEEK OF JAN. 14-18, 2013**

__MATH:__

## WHAT WE DID:

*Worked with multiplication word problems and basic facts

*Worked with problems using 5, 10, and 3 as factors

*Timed test on Thursday (keep practicing)

*Worked with problems using 5, 10, and 3 as factors

*Timed test on Thursday (keep practicing)

__?s TO ASK:__

*Take time to quiz your 3 grader on their math facts: 0-10: eventually 0-12

*Next week, Which facts are you being "time tested" on? Students are tested

on the facts until they miss 0. So not all of the students are on the same facts

each week.

*Are you going on Math Magician regularly?

*Any 3rd grader who has not received a certificate for (+) or (-) facts, should

get on Xtra Math each day (even weekends????)

*Can you solve this problem? If Ann has 9 boxes of cookies and each box has

6 cookies in it. How many total cookies does Ann have? What would the

array look like?

*Next week, Which facts are you being "time tested" on? Students are tested

on the facts until they miss 0. So not all of the students are on the same facts

each week.

*Are you going on Math Magician regularly?

*Any 3rd grader who has not received a certificate for (+) or (-) facts, should

get on Xtra Math each day (even weekends????)

*Can you solve this problem? If Ann has 9 boxes of cookies and each box has

6 cookies in it. How many total cookies does Ann have? What would the

array look like?

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* talked about what pioneers would pack in their covered wagons

* discussed when the best time was to start traveling west

* created a class book on, what would you bring in your covered wagon

* introduced the kids to pioneer journals- they will be pretending they are pioneer kids and write about their experiences traveling west

* discussed when the best time was to start traveling west

* created a class book on, what would you bring in your covered wagon

* introduced the kids to pioneer journals- they will be pretending they are pioneer kids and write about their experiences traveling west

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what would you bring in your covered wagon?

* when was the best time to travel? why then?

* what would happen if you left too early? too late?

* when was the best time to travel? why then?

* what would happen if you left too early? too late?

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

__WHAT WE DID:__

* weather quiz

* 4 main types of clouds

* cloud video

__?'s To Ask:__

*What is a jet stream?

*Who do call someone who studies weather?

*What are the 4 main types of clouds?

*Which type of cloud is the highest? Lowest?

*Who do call someone who studies weather?

*What are the 4 main types of clouds?

*Which type of cloud is the highest? Lowest?

__WEEK OF JAN. 7-11TH, 2013__

__SCIENCE:__

__SCIENCE:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

*worked on weather PowerPoint sheets

*weather vs. climate

*worked on weather dictionaries

*weather vs. climate

*worked on weather dictionaries

__?'s To Ask:__

*What type of information is going into your weather PowerPoint?

*What is the difference between weather and climate?

*What are at least 5 weather terms in your weather dictionary? Define them.

*What is the difference between weather and climate?

*What are at least 5 weather terms in your weather dictionary? Define them.

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* began new unit: Westward Movement

* discussed why people moved west

* talked about what a covered wagon was

* discussed different people who went out west

* talked about who would lead the wagon trains

* began social studies challenges!

* discussed why people moved west

* talked about what a covered wagon was

* discussed different people who went out west

* talked about who would lead the wagon trains

* began social studies challenges!

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what was a canvas?

* what did a trail guide do?

* what are the 5 present day states that made up Oregon Territory?

* who was the famous doctor who lead the first big wagon train?

* what was a wagon train?

* how did pioneers set up their wagons at night? why?

* what did a trail guide do?

* what are the 5 present day states that made up Oregon Territory?

* who was the famous doctor who lead the first big wagon train?

* what was a wagon train?

* how did pioneers set up their wagons at night? why?

__WEEK OF JAN. 1-4TH, 2013__

__MATH:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* Standard 3.NBT.3 multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range of 10-90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations

* this week third graders learned that basic multiplication facts and place-value patterns can be used to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10. Example: 2 x 4= 8 so 20 x 4= 80

* Standard 3.OA.3 use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays and measurement quantities

* Standard 3. OA. 8 solve 2 step word problems using the four operations.

* third graders also used addition, subtraction and multiplication to solve 2 step word problems involving equal groups, arrays and measurement.

* this week third graders learned that basic multiplication facts and place-value patterns can be used to find products when one factor is a multiple of 10. Example: 2 x 4= 8 so 20 x 4= 80

* Standard 3.OA.3 use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays and measurement quantities

* Standard 3. OA. 8 solve 2 step word problems using the four operations.

* third graders also used addition, subtraction and multiplication to solve 2 step word problems involving equal groups, arrays and measurement.

__?'s TO ASK:__

* SOLVE THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS:

2 x 40= 5 x 70= 90 x 6=

what are the basic facts in these number sentences?

* SOLVE THE FOLLOWING WORD PROBLEMS:

* Steve bought 3 packs of crayons. Each pack has 8 crayons. There are 25 kids in his class. Steve wants to give each student a crayon. Does he have enough crayons for each classmate? Why or why not?

* Jen is selling lemonade for . 50 cents each cup. Jen wants to buy a new board game for $10 dollars. If she sells 25 cups of lemonade, will she have enough money to buy a new game? Why or why not?

2 x 40= 5 x 70= 90 x 6=

what are the basic facts in these number sentences?

* SOLVE THE FOLLOWING WORD PROBLEMS:

* Steve bought 3 packs of crayons. Each pack has 8 crayons. There are 25 kids in his class. Steve wants to give each student a crayon. Does he have enough crayons for each classmate? Why or why not?

* Jen is selling lemonade for . 50 cents each cup. Jen wants to buy a new board game for $10 dollars. If she sells 25 cups of lemonade, will she have enough money to buy a new game? Why or why not?

__SOCIAL STUDIES: __

__WHAT WE DID:__

* discussed The Declaration of Independence

* talked about who wrote The Declaration of Independence and some of the men who signed it

* discussed the Lewis and Clark expedition

* talked about the Louisiana Purchase and how that land double our country

* talked about who wrote The Declaration of Independence and some of the men who signed it

* discussed the Lewis and Clark expedition

* talked about the Louisiana Purchase and how that land double our country

__?'S TO ASK:__

* who wrote The Declaration of Independence?

* who signed The Declaration of Independence?

* who wrote the famous pamphlet called

* who helped Lewis and Clark during their expedition?

* how much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?

* who signed The Declaration of Independence?

* who wrote the famous pamphlet called

__Common Sense__?* who helped Lewis and Clark during their expedition?

* how much did the Louisiana Purchase cost?

__WEEK OF DEC. 10-14TH, 2012__

__WEATHER__

__WEATHER__

__WHAT WE DID:__

*started our weather unit

*began completing our weather journal

*watched a meteorologist video

*started talking about weather tools

*began completing our weather journal

*watched a meteorologist video

*started talking about weather tools

__?s TO ASK:__

*What is a meteorologist?

*What is the difference between a meteorologist and a weather reporter?

*What are some weather tools?

*What is the difference between a meteorologist and a weather reporter?

*What are some weather tools?

__MATH:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* We have been introducing multiplication to the students through identifying patterns.

* We started with teaching X2 and X5 patterns. Whenever 2 is a factor, the product must be even. Whenever 5 is a factor, the product must have a 5 or a 0 in the ones place.

* Introduced the Zero Property of Multiplication and the Identity Property of Multiplication.

* Zero Property of Multiplication - whenever 0 is a factor your answer will ALWAYS be a 0!

* Identity (One) Property of Multiplication - any number times 1 equals that number

* X 10 patterns.....any time 10 is a factor, the product will have a 0 in the ones place.

__QUESTIONS TO ASK:__

__QUESTIONS TO ASK:__

* Could the product to 2 X 19 = 39? Why or Why not?

* Could the product to 5 X 100 = 500? Why or Why not?

* 500 X 0 ____ 505 X 1

* 651 X 1 = a ; What is a equal to?

* 1,345 X 0 = b ; What is b equal to?

* Could the product to 5 X 100 = 500? Why or Why not?

* 500 X 0 ____ 505 X 1

* 651 X 1 = a ; What is a equal to?

* 1,345 X 0 = b ; What is b equal to?

__GRAMMAR:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

*We have completed our work with subject and predicate. The students have been working hard on sentences and the different parts of the sentence. They have been focusing on the subject being the "who" or the noun in the sentence. The predicate is the telling part. The simple predicate would be the main verb.

*We are now working on the schwa sound in Fundations. This is a difficult "rule". This is where a vowel does NOT make the expected sound! Unit 5 is on Edline and the test will be next Thursday, Dec. 20th.

__SOCIAL STUDIES: __

__WHAT WE DID:__

* discussed what happened at the Boston Massacre

* talked about why colonists were upset about paying taxes to England

* discussed what a colony was

* talked about the Boston Tea Party

* discussed the Stamp Act

* watched an episode of Liberty Kids- a series that is about the American Revolution

* talked about why colonists were upset about paying taxes to England

* discussed what a colony was

* talked about the Boston Tea Party

* discussed the Stamp Act

* watched an episode of Liberty Kids- a series that is about the American Revolution

__?'s TO ASK:__

* why were colonists upset about paying taxes to England?

* what happened during the Boston Massacre?

* who did colonists dress up as during the Boston Tea Party?

* what happened during the Boston Massacre?

* who did colonists dress up as during the Boston Tea Party?

__WEEK OF NOV. 26-30TH, 2012__

__MATH:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* Continued work on 3.oA.5, using strategies to multiply such as drawing an array, using repeated addition, use of the Commutative Property.

* Wrote a multiplication stories to match a given multiplication sentence.

* Began 3.oA.6, recognizing division as an unknown-factor problem.

__QUESTIONS TO ASK:__

* Tell a multiplication story for 4x2.

* Solve 5x3 using repeated addtion.

* Draw an array for 4x7. How would the array for 7x4 look different?

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

**WHAT WE DID:**

**WHAT WE DID:**

* discussed jobs people had in colonial times

* each child chose their favorite colonial job that interested them the most

* the kids created colonial shop signs of their own

* had our final colonial vocabulary quiz on Friday

* we will be begin discussing the 13 colonies and American Revolution in the month of December...stay tuned!

* each child chose their favorite colonial job that interested them the most

* the kids created colonial shop signs of their own

* had our final colonial vocabulary quiz on Friday

* we will be begin discussing the 13 colonies and American Revolution in the month of December...stay tuned!

**?'s TO ASK:**

**?'s TO ASK:**

* what were some jobs people had in colonial times?

* what two jobs did a blacksmith have?

* what two jobs did a barber have?

* who was the famous silversmith from Boston?

* what was different from how shoes were made in colonial times to now?

* what shop sign did you create? share at home your shop's name and catchy slogan!

* what two jobs did a blacksmith have?

* what two jobs did a barber have?

* who was the famous silversmith from Boston?

* what was different from how shoes were made in colonial times to now?

* what shop sign did you create? share at home your shop's name and catchy slogan!

__WEEK OF NOV. 19-23RD, 2012__

**We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for joining our colonial day celebration. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!**

**Happy Thanksgiving,**

**Ms. Gerrin, Ms. Nagle, Mrs. Stevens and Mrs. Encarnacao**

__WEEK OF NOV. 12-16TH, 2012__

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

**WHAT WE DID:**

**WHAT WE DID:**

*science vocabulary

*played Zip Around the Room with science vocabulary

*vocabulary assessment

*completed plant journals

*wrapping up our bee packets

*played Zip Around the Room with science vocabulary

*vocabulary assessment

*completed plant journals

*wrapping up our bee packets

**?s TO ASK:**

**?s TO ASK:**

*What is Zip Around the Room?

*How do you think you did on your science vocabulary assessment

*Is your bee packet almost finished?

*Are you using good effort in science class?

*How do you think you did on your science vocabulary assessment

*Is your bee packet almost finished?

*Are you using good effort in science class?

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

WHAT WE DID:

WHAT WE DID:

* made samplers

* discussed how people would travel in colonial times

* talked about how people would get the news

* discussed how people would travel in colonial times

* talked about how people would get the news

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what was a pod?

* what was a pung?

* what was the best way to travel in colonial times?

* who gave people the news?

* what was a pung?

* what was the best way to travel in colonial times?

* who gave people the news?

__MATH:__

WHAT WE DID:

WHAT WE DID:

* finished standard 2.OA.8 Solves two-step word problems using addition and subtraction

* discussed letters representing variables in number sentences, while the letter stands for the unknown quantity

* began new standard 3.OA.1 interprets product of whole numbers, e.g.; interprets 5x7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each

* explained how multiplication is like repeated addition

* discussed letters representing variables in number sentences, while the letter stands for the unknown quantity

* began new standard 3.OA.1 interprets product of whole numbers, e.g.; interprets 5x7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each

* explained how multiplication is like repeated addition

__?'S TO ASK:__

* what is a factor in a multiplication number model?

* what is the product in a multiplication number model?

* how are addition and multiplication similar? how are they different?

* can you multiply unequal groups together? why?

* what is the product in a multiplication number model?

* how are addition and multiplication similar? how are they different?

* can you multiply unequal groups together? why?

__WEEK OF NOV. 5-9th, 2012__

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

**What We've Done:**

**What We've Done:**

*vocabulary review

*learned symbols for plant vocabulary words

*vocabulary quiz

*plant journal wrap up

*bee packets

*learned symbols for plant vocabulary words

*vocabulary quiz

*plant journal wrap up

*bee packets

**?s To Ask:**

**?s To Ask:**

*What do you call "a baby plant in a seed?"

*What is the function/purpose of a sepal?

*Which leaves are heart-shaped?

*What is the purpose of leaves on a plant?

*Are you finished with your bee packet yet?

*What is the function/purpose of a sepal?

*Which leaves are heart-shaped?

*What is the purpose of leaves on a plant?

*Are you finished with your bee packet yet?

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

__WHAT WE DID:__

* finished keeping room displays

* discussed what chores boys and girls had

* talked about what kind of games boys and girls enjoyed in colonial times

* discussed times when colonists had parties and celebrations

__?'S TO ASK:__

* what kind of games did boys enjoy?

* what kind of games did girls enjoy?

* when did people in colonial times have celebrations?

* what kind of games did girls enjoy?

* when did people in colonial times have celebrations?

__MATH:__

*Introduced and practiced using the following charts/diagrams to assist us with solving single and multi-step word problems involving addition and subtraction:

quantity/quantity/difference

start/change/end

total/part/part/part/part

*Introduced using a variable in an equation that is not a question mark.

For example, 7 + 8 = m; m = 15

15 + c = 22; c = 7

*We also administered timed addition/subtraction tests. Students should be able to easily complete 20 problems in one minute. Please continue to have your child use xtramath.org. The students who are on it regularly are seeing great success!

quantity/quantity/difference

start/change/end

total/part/part/part/part

*Introduced using a variable in an equation that is not a question mark.

For example, 7 + 8 = m; m = 15

15 + c = 22; c = 7

*We also administered timed addition/subtraction tests. Students should be able to easily complete 20 problems in one minute. Please continue to have your child use xtramath.org. The students who are on it regularly are seeing great success!

__?s to Ask....__

*Have your student write a word problem that would include three addends.

*Ask your child to define an

*Ask your child to define an

*addend.*

*Have your child write a word problem/number story that would use the quantity/quantity/difference diagram.

*Have your child write a word problem/number story that would use a start/change/end diagram using the words withdraw or deposit.*Have your child write a word problem/number story that would use the quantity/quantity/difference diagram.

*Have your child write a word problem/number story that would use a start/change/end diagram using the words withdraw or deposit.

**GRAMMAR/SPELLING:**

**GRAMMAR/SPELLING:**

*We completed our work with action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

*An assessment was given and will go home corrected next week

*Unit 3 spelling test was administered

*Next week we will move on to adjectives and a mini-spelling list will be given to be learned by Tuesday, Nov. 20th

*An assessment was given and will go home corrected next week

*Unit 3 spelling test was administered

*Next week we will move on to adjectives and a mini-spelling list will be given to be learned by Tuesday, Nov. 20th

__WEEK OF OCT. 29-NOV 2, 2012__

__MATH:__

__MATH:__

* We began to explore number stories that are solved using either one or two steps.

* The students have been introduced to the RICK's-C method of solving problems.

* We have been and will continue next week to introduce various diagrams to assist in solving number stories by identifying what the student knows from the problem, what they need to find out, and then determining what operation (s) will be used to solve it.

* We used the total/part/part diagram this week.

* The students have been introduced to the RICK's-C method of solving problems.

* We have been and will continue next week to introduce various diagrams to assist in solving number stories by identifying what the student knows from the problem, what they need to find out, and then determining what operation (s) will be used to solve it.

* We used the total/part/part diagram this week.

**?s to Ask:**

**?s to Ask:**

* What are the four basic operations?

* Solve the following number stories. Write the number model. Find the answer including units and SHOW YOUR WORK!

There were 389 turtle eggs. 145 hatched. How many did NOT hatch?

Mrs. E scored 108 points. Ms. Gerrin scored 292 points. Altogether the three teachers scored 521 points. How many did Mrs. Stevens score

* Where is your child with xtramath.org??? Are they still on addition? How many times per week are they studying? Many students are on their way to multiplication....please get the students on there more if they aren't on subtraction yet.

* Solve the following number stories. Write the number model. Find the answer including units and SHOW YOUR WORK!

There were 389 turtle eggs. 145 hatched. How many did NOT hatch?

Mrs. E scored 108 points. Ms. Gerrin scored 292 points. Altogether the three teachers scored 521 points. How many did Mrs. Stevens score

* Where is your child with xtramath.org??? Are they still on addition? How many times per week are they studying? Many students are on their way to multiplication....please get the students on there more if they aren't on subtraction yet.

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

* We explored action verbs and practiced changing action verbs to more vivid verbs.

* For example...instead of

* Introduced and practiced linking and helping verbs.

* For example...instead of

*The boy ran down the street. The boy bolted out the front door and dashed down the street to his friend's house.*

*Unit 3 spelling test is on Thursday, November 8th. The rule was vowel-consonant-silent e rule*

* Introduced and practiced linking and helping verbs.

__?s to Ask:__

* Identify any verbs in the sentences below. Explain to a family member whether they are an action, linking, or helping verb.

Mrs. Stevens was out of breath after running boot camp.

Mrs. E sang and danced on the stage.

Ms. Gerrin and Ms. Nagle are co-teaching this year.

* List five words that are multisyllabic and follow the vowel-consonant-silent e rule

Mrs. Stevens was out of breath after running boot camp.

Mrs. E sang and danced on the stage.

Ms. Gerrin and Ms. Nagle are co-teaching this year.

* List five words that are multisyllabic and follow the vowel-consonant-silent e rule

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

*started vocabulary books

*learned signs (hand motions) to go along with each learned vocabulary word

*started reviewing bees and plant information

*learned signs (hand motions) to go along with each learned vocabulary word

*started reviewing bees and plant information

__?s To Ask:__

*What is the definition and sign for these science vocabulary words: seed leaves, true

leaves, seedling

*What is the difference between an embryo and a seedling?

leaves, seedling

*What is the difference between an embryo and a seedling?

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

__WHAT WE DID:__* finished comparing and contrasting homes of today to colonial homes in the 1600's

* assigned partners to create a colonial keeping room diagram

* enrichment program: map maker came to third grade on Friday to create maps of Reading and discuss different types of maps

**?'s TO ASK:**

**?'s TO ASK:**

* what items are you going to add to your keeping room diagram?

* what was something you learned from the map maker?

* what was your favorite part of map making?

* what was something you learned from the map maker?

* what was your favorite part of map making?

__WEEK OF OCT. 22-26, 2012__

__WEEK OF OCT. 22-26, 2012__

__Math:__

__What We Did:__

*Wrapped up our addition and subtraction standard NBT.2.

*Learned the 'counting up' method and 'trade first' method for multi digit subtraction problems.

*Took the NBT.2 post-assessment and the pre-assessment for the new unit on Word Problems which we will begin Monday.

__What to Ask:__

* Find the sum of 782 - 349 using the traditional (trade first) method.

* Find the sum of 86 - 23 using the counting up method.

* Review question: Round 357 to the nearest 10 and nearest 100.

**SCIENCE:**

**SCIENCE:**

__What We Did:__

*honeybee review & quiz

*watched video on honeybees

*learned the "Bee Song"

*bee packet to check progress of bee knowledge

*watched video on honeybees

*learned the "Bee Song"

*bee packet to check progress of bee knowledge

__?'s To Ask:__

*What is the "Bee Song?" Can you share it with me?

*What is a proboscis?

*How does a bee smell?

*What are the three types of honeybees?

*About how many honeybees are in a colony?

*What is royal jelly?

*What is a proboscis?

*How does a bee smell?

*What are the three types of honeybees?

*About how many honeybees are in a colony?

*What is royal jelly?

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

**WHAT WE DID:*** discussed what colonial people did on Sundays

* talked about laws that colonial people had to follow

* discussed who created these laws

* talked about what would happen if you broke a law

* discussed what a colonial home looked like

* compared/contrasted colonial homes to houses today

**?'s TO ASK:**

**?'s TO ASK:**

* where did people have to go on Sundays?

* what were some laws people had to follow in colonial times that we do not have to follow anymore?

* what happened to people who broke these laws?

* how many rooms did a colonial house have?

* what is a settle?

* who was the only person in the family who could sit down in a chair?

* did you find any similarities with your house and a colonial house?

* what was something different about your house today compared to a colonial house?

* what were some laws people had to follow in colonial times that we do not have to follow anymore?

* what happened to people who broke these laws?

* how many rooms did a colonial house have?

* what is a settle?

* who was the only person in the family who could sit down in a chair?

* did you find any similarities with your house and a colonial house?

* what was something different about your house today compared to a colonial house?

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING__:

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING__

***Introduced Unit 3 Spelling Words**

__WHAT WE DID:__

*New rule is vowel-consonant-silent e

*Started exploring with verbs. Each class created a large list of vivid verbs.

*Students worked with verbs to create vivid sentences about Halloween and fall.

__?s to ASK:__

__?s to ASK:__

*List five multisyllablic words that end in with a vowel-consonant-silent e syllable.

*List at least 10 vivid verbs that tell about Halloween. (or fall)

*How could you change ran to a more vivid verb?

*How could you change scared to make it a more vivid verb?

*List at least 10 vivid verbs that tell about Halloween. (or fall)

*How could you change ran to a more vivid verb?

*How could you change scared to make it a more vivid verb?

**WEEK OF OCT 15-19, 2012**

**WEEK OF OCT 15-19, 2012**

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__*Took our spelling assessment for Unit 2__

**WHAT WE DID:**

*Practiced sorting nouns by adding -s or -es

__?s TO ASK:__

__?s TO ASK:__

*What is a 1-1-1 word?

*Give two examples of 1-1-1 words and then add a vowel suffix.

*When do we add -es to the end of a noun to make it plural instead of -s?

*Give two examples of 1-1-1 words and then add a vowel suffix.

*When do we add -es to the end of a noun to make it plural instead of -s?

__MATH:__

__MATH:__

***Completed the NBT.1 standard on rounding. Assessments went home.**

__WHAT WE DID:__*Began to work on the NBT.2 standard which is focusing on fluently being able to add and subtract using various algorithms.

*Reviewed the traditional method of adding multi-digit numbers. (trade first)

*Reviewed the counting up method of subtracting

*Reviewed the trade-first algorithm (traditional) for subtraction of multi-digit numbers

**QUESTIONS TO ASK:**

**QUESTIONS TO ASK:**

***Find the following sums: 78 + 89=**

345 + 875 =

5,678 + 3,456 =

*Find the following differences: 82 - 29 =

450 - 138 =

5,621 - 1,933 =

345 + 875 =

5,678 + 3,456 =

*Find the following differences: 82 - 29 =

450 - 138 =

5,621 - 1,933 =

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

**SOCIAL STUDIES:**

__WHAT WE DID:__

* discussed what happened to colonists when they got sick

* talked about different medicines and remedies people used in colonial days

* discussed doctors in colonial times

__QUESTIONS TO ASK:__

__QUESTIONS TO ASK:__

* were there doctors in colonial days?

* what were some remedies that colonists used, that we do not use anymore?

* what are some similar remedies that they used that we still use today?

* what were some remedies that colonists used, that we do not use anymore?

* what are some similar remedies that they used that we still use today?

**WEEK OF OCT 8-12, 2012**

**WEEK OF OCT 8-12, 2012**

**MATH:**

**MATH:**

__What We Did:__

*Continued working on rounding #'s to the 10's and 100's

*Continued working with place value: reading and writing #'s through the 10,000's

*Each classroom continues to tier math to best meet the needs of each student

*Math lessons include whole group instruction, mental math exercises, small group

review and enrichment, and independent work according to student need

*Continued working with place value: reading and writing #'s through the 10,000's

*Each classroom continues to tier math to best meet the needs of each student

*Math lessons include whole group instruction, mental math exercises, small group

review and enrichment, and independent work according to student need

__?'s To Ask:__

*Can you round these #'s to the nearest 10?: 78 93 340 588

*Can you round the same #'s to the nearest 100?

*Can you write three thousand twenty five using digits?

*How do you say this number? 17,018

*Can you round the same #'s to the nearest 100?

*Can you write three thousand twenty five using digits?

*How do you say this number? 17,018

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__What We Did:__

*We reviewed and practiced spelling words that follow the 1-1-1 rule. When words have one closed syllable, one vowel, and one consonant after the vowel, if you need to add a vowel suffix you must double the consonant before adding the vowel suffix.

*Introduction to singular and plural nouns. Focused on adding -s or -es to make a noun plural.

__?s to Ask:__

*When would you add -es to the end of a noun, instead of -s to make it plural?

* Make the following nouns plural instead of singular:

cat, monkey, bus, fox, kiss, dish, bench, watch, rug, plate

* Make the following nouns plural instead of singular:

cat, monkey, bus, fox, kiss, dish, bench, watch, rug, plate

**SCIENCE**

**SCIENCE**

__What We Did:__

*measured plants and documented on growth graph

*observed flower buds developing on our Brassica plants

*cross-pollinated

*Show What You Know (check in on Brassica plant facts)

*observed flower buds developing on our Brassica plants

*cross-pollinated

*Show What You Know (check in on Brassica plant facts)

__?'s To Ask:__

*How tall is your Brassica plant?

*What are some of the parts of your Brassica plant?

*Does your Brassica have flower buds?

*(review) Why do we cross-pollinate?

*(review) Why did we thin and transplant?

*What are some of the parts of your Brassica plant?

*Does your Brassica have flower buds?

*(review) Why do we cross-pollinate?

*(review) Why did we thin and transplant?

__SOCIAL STUDIES: __

__WHAT WE DID:__

* revisited vocabulary from last week (Dame School, hornbook, trencher and pudding)

* practiced "mastering" the hornbook like colonial children needed to in Dame School

* discussed the differences between the Wampanoag Native Americans and the 17th Century Puritans

* learned how to speak like a pilgrim in order to be prepared for our field trip to Plimoth Plantation

* watched a video clip about Plimoth Plantation, which prepared the kids on the sites they would be visiting

* went to Plimoth Plantation to experience what life was like in colonial times

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what was the differences between how Wampanoag Native Americans lived and the puritans?

* how did the pilgrims say: hi, how are you?

* how did they say: goodbye? congratulations?

* what was your favorite part of Plimoth Plantation?

* what was something new you learned at Plimoth Plantation?

* how did the pilgrims say: hi, how are you?

* how did they say: goodbye? congratulations?

* what was your favorite part of Plimoth Plantation?

* what was something new you learned at Plimoth Plantation?

**WEEK OF OCT 1-5, 2012**

**WEEK OF OCT 1-5, 2012**

__SOCIAL STUDIES__:

__What we did:__

* discussed what school was like in colonial times

* talked about what would happen if a child misbehaved in school

* discussed how long kids would go to school for

* talked about what a typical day in the life of a colonial child would look like and how it is different than school now!

* created colonial hornbooks and practiced writing colonial letters

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what was the first school called that everyone went to?

* who went to school longer, boys or girls?

* what is a hornbook?

* what were some of the punishments that children received if they misbehaved?

* what did boys have to bring to school with them everyday? what happened to them if they forgot?

* who went to school longer, boys or girls?

* what is a hornbook?

* what were some of the punishments that children received if they misbehaved?

* what did boys have to bring to school with them everyday? what happened to them if they forgot?

__MATH:__

__What we did:__

* This week we started our second standard which focuses on teaching place value to be able to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. (NBT.1)

* The kids were taught in both whole group and small groups

* We first focused on place value up to the ten-thousands place

* Then, we began rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000!

* During Team Time, the kids created tangrams using various shapes. They were able to manipulate these shapes into any picture of their choice.

* We will continue to focus on standard NBT.1 next week. We will use these skills and apply them to rounding using money. Stay tuned...!

__?'s TO ASK:__

* Round each number to the nearest ten: 78, 54, 346, 791, 6,549

* Round each number to the nearest hundred: 124, 463, 785, 1,367, 4,862

* Round each number to the nearest thousand: 1,654, 7,843, 95,238

* Can you play Number Top-It? Wanna play?

* Round each number to the nearest hundred: 124, 463, 785, 1,367, 4,862

* Round each number to the nearest thousand: 1,654, 7,843, 95,238

* Can you play Number Top-It? Wanna play?

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

- Introduced the spelling rule for Unit 2. This unit focuses on adding suffixes (vowel and consonant).
- 1-1-1 rule...when a word has 1 closed syllable, 1 vowel, and 1 consonant following the vowel, when adding a VOWEL suffix you must double the consonant and then add the suffix. For example: hop.....hopping
- Administered a pre-test and gave the students their spelling words. They are on Edline. The test will be on Thursday, October 18th.

__?s TO ASK:__

__?s TO ASK:__

- Write the word skip, run, jump, hit, and walk. Which words are 1-1-1 words?
- Add the suffix -ed to the 1-1-1 words....remember to double the consonant before adding the suffix!
- *****The grammar skill will be continuing on nouns but focusing on singular and plural nouns.

__SCIENCE:__

__What We Did:__

1. learned parts of flowers

2. discussed vocabulary such as: anthers, stigma, ovary, fertilization,

reproduction (to make another/copy), cross pollination

3. discussed how new seeds are produced

4. cross-pollinated our Brassica plants

2. discussed vocabulary such as: anthers, stigma, ovary, fertilization,

reproduction (to make another/copy), cross pollination

3. discussed how new seeds are produced

4. cross-pollinated our Brassica plants

__?s To Ask:__

* Which parts of flowers are "the girls?"

* Which parts of flowers are "the boys?"

* What is fertilization?

* Where does fertilization occur?

* What is cross-pollination?

* How did we cross pollinate in science class? How does this process happen

in the real world?

* Which parts of flowers are "the boys?"

* What is fertilization?

* Where does fertilization occur?

* What is cross-pollination?

* How did we cross pollinate in science class? How does this process happen

in the real world?

**WEEK OF SEPT 24-28, 2012**

**WEEK OF SEPT 24-28, 2012**

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

* discussed what kinds of clothes people wore in colonial times

* talked about what years we will be learning about (1620-1730).

* discussed what kinds of food people ate

* talked about different table manners kids had during colonial times

* what are some kinds of food people ate?

* how were table manners different in colonial times to now?

* talked about what years we will be learning about (1620-1730).

* discussed what kinds of food people ate

* talked about different table manners kids had during colonial times

__?'s TO ASK:__

* how did people get clothes in colonial times?* what are some kinds of food people ate?

* how were table manners different in colonial times to now?

**MATH:**

**MATH:**

* Each class spent the week finishing up our work with the standard relating to arithmetic patterns (3.OA.9).

* Most students spent a significant amount of time working in small groups with teachers focusing on addition and subtraction patterns.

* Some students were exposed to patterns with multiplication and division.

* We practiced seeing patterns in "what's my rule", in/out boxes, frames and arrows, linear patterns, and patterns in hundreds charts.

* Next week we will be starting our second standard of focus with is teaching place value to be able to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. (NBT.1)

* Students were given a pre-assessment today to evaluate what the students need for instruction.

* Most students spent a significant amount of time working in small groups with teachers focusing on addition and subtraction patterns.

* Some students were exposed to patterns with multiplication and division.

* We practiced seeing patterns in "what's my rule", in/out boxes, frames and arrows, linear patterns, and patterns in hundreds charts.

* Next week we will be starting our second standard of focus with is teaching place value to be able to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. (NBT.1)

* Students were given a pre-assessment today to evaluate what the students need for instruction.

__?'s TO ASK:__

__?'s TO ASK:__

* Can your child solve in/out boxes with both addtion and subtraction rules?

* Practice counting by 3s, 6s, 7s, 8s, ..... from all different starting points.

* Be sure to be on xtramath.org as often as you can, especially if your child is having difficulty. Drill and practice are the best ways to master and memorize these facts.

* Practice counting by 3s, 6s, 7s, 8s, ..... from all different starting points.

* Be sure to be on xtramath.org as often as you can, especially if your child is having difficulty. Drill and practice are the best ways to master and memorize these facts.

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

__GRAMMAR/SPELLING:__

- * Administered the Unit 1 Spelling Test. (Sorry that this ended up being on Thursday instead of Friday! With the author visit on Friday and Parker Tavern on Tuesday, I wasn't going to see the kids until Thursday next week.)

* Completed our work with common and proper nouns. An assessment was administered and will be returned

next week.

**?'s TO ASK:**

**?'s TO ASK:**

In the following sentences, what are the nouns? Are they proper or common?

The angry man stomped down the hallway to his office.

Mr. Jones had to go to Stop and Shop to get some more milk.

The angry man stomped down the hallway to his office.

Mr. Jones had to go to Stop and Shop to get some more milk.

__SCIENCE:__

__SCIENCE:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

- thinned and transplanted our Brassica seedlings
- labeled developing parts of our plants
- began completing our Brassica growth graph

**?'s TO ASK:**

**?'s TO ASK:**

- What does thinning and transplanting (of plants) mean?
- What are some of the NEW parts that have developed on your plant?
- How many cm tall is your plant?
- Tell me about seed leaves and true leaves.

**WEEK OF Sept 18-21, 2012**

**WEEK OF Sept 18-21, 2012**

__SPELLING/GRAMMAR:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

- Continued to work on common and proper nouns
- Introduced first spelling list
- We reviewed closed and not closed syllables.
- Reviewed words that end with the digraph -ch and the trigraph -tch

__?s TO ASK:__

How many syllables in your name?

Divide and mark the syllables in the word baseball, catnip, basketball.

Which syllables are closed? How did you know?

__SOCIAL STUDIES:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

* drew pictures of favorite places in Reading

* created Photo Stories about Reading Now

* discussed what Reading was like in the 1600's

* focused on history of Reading, education, jobs and intereseting information

* compared/contrasted Reading then to Reading now

__?'s TO ASK:__

* what kinds of jobs did people have in the 1600's?

* what was Reading called before it became its own town?

* what year did Reading become its own town?

* what was a teacher called in the 1600's?

* where did everyone have to go on Sundays?

* what was one chore a boy had?

* what was one chore a girl had?

**MATH:**

**MATH:**

__WHAT WE DID:__*fact extensions

*number patterns

*in and out rule

*function rule

*math stations

*addition top it

**?'s to ASK:**

**?'s to ASK:**

*If 7 + 6 = 13 then 27 + 6 = ____ Why?

*If my function rule is +5 and I go in as 20, what do I come out as? ______

*Tell me about your math stations. (small group work)

*How do you play Addition Top It? Wanna play?

*Reminder! Get on Xtra Math regularly (especially on the days it is assigned). Refer to assignment books for specific due dates. All 3rd graders need to be mastering + and - so we can move on to x.

*If my function rule is +5 and I go in as 20, what do I come out as? ______

*Tell me about your math stations. (small group work)

*How do you play Addition Top It? Wanna play?

*Reminder! Get on Xtra Math regularly (especially on the days it is assigned). Refer to assignment books for specific due dates. All 3rd graders need to be mastering + and - so we can move on to x.

**SCIENCE**

**SCIENCE**

__WHAT WE DID:__

__WHAT WE DID:__

*bean Seed experiment

*planted Brassica seeds

*observed Brassica seedlings

*watched plant life cycle video

*P-L-A-N-T-S flipbooks

*planted Brassica seeds

*observed Brassica seedlings

*watched plant life cycle video

*P-L-A-N-T-S flipbooks

__?'s to ASK:__

__?'s to ASK:__

*What are some of the parts inside the lima bean seed called?

*Explain to me some of the steps you followed to plant your Brassica seeds?

*What are some of the "parts" you observed on your seedling?

*What is a P-L-A-N-T-S flipbook?

*Explain to me some of the steps you followed to plant your Brassica seeds?

*What are some of the "parts" you observed on your seedling?

*What is a P-L-A-N-T-S flipbook?

__WEEK OF Sept 10-14, 2012__

__WEEK OF Sept 10-14, 2012__

## WELCOME to 3rd GRADE!

The third grade team is looking forward to a great year!! We are already off-and-running with our new Common Core Standards. Please support us at home by reminding your 3rd grader(s) to come to school ready to learn. Inappropriate behavior should be left outside the classroom. Our focus should be on curriculum and learning not redirecting behavior. School is work! We want to make it as fun, challenging, and rewarding as possible.