3rd Grade Weekly Update

“This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” (Mark 14:23-24)

Religion: Unit Review

Math: Chapter 12 Fractions

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 27 “The Power of Magnets”

Target Skill- Cause and Effect

Grammar- Contractions

Phonics- Double Consonants

Review Vocabulary- research, tools, familiar, gadget, invention, experiment, electric, power, prove, improve

Spelling- jelly, bottom, pillow, happen, butter, lesson, cherry, sudden, arrow, dollar, hello, rabbit, letter, button, funny, better, stubborn, mirror

Social Studies: Unit 4 Review and Assessment

Science: Invisible Forces: Mystery 5 “How can you unlock a door using a magnet” Magnets, Forces and Engineering

Activity: Invent a Magnetic Lock

Important Dates

5/29 Monday: Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

5/30 Wednesday: Mass

5/31 Thursday: P.E.

6/1 Friday: NOON DISMISSAL

 

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“when they saw Him, they worshipped, but they doubted.” (Matthew 28:17)

Religion: Unit Review

Math: Chapter 12 Fractions

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 27 “The Power of Magnets”

Target Skill- Cause and Effect

Grammar- Contractions

Phonics- Double Consonants

Review Vocabulary- research, tools, familiar, gadget, invention, experiment, electric, power, prove, improve

Spelling- jelly, bottom, pillow, happen, butter, lesson, cherry, sudden, arrow, dollar, hello, rabbit, letter, button, funny, better, stubborn, mirror

Social Studies: Unit 4, Community Government: Lesson 8-3 “National Government”

Science: Invisible Forces: Mystery 3 “How Can You Go Faster Down a Slide?” Balance of Forces, Friction

Activity: The Great Slide Challenge

Important Dates

5/21 Monday: P.E.

5/23 Wednesday: Mass

5/24 Thursday: Field Trip to Legoland

5/25 Friday: 2:00pm Rosary

5/27 Sunday: School Mass 10:30 am

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“because you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:27)

Religion: Chapter 26 “The Kingdom of God Continues to Grow”

Math: Chapter 12 Fractions

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 27 “The Power of Magnets”

Target Skill- Cause and Effect

Grammar- Contractions

Phonics- Double Consonants

Review Vocabulary- research, tools, familiar, gadget, invention, experiment, electric, power, prove, improve

Spelling- jelly, bottom, pillow, happen, butter, lesson, cherry, sudden, arrow, dollar, hello, rabbit, letter, button, funny, better, stubborn, mirror

Social Studies: Unit 4, Community Government: Lesson 8-2 “State Government”

Science: Invisible Forces: Mystery 2 “What Makes Bridges So Strong?” Balance of Forces, Engineering

Activity: Paper Bridge Engineering

Important Dates

5/14 Monday: P.E.

Please send 20-30 pennies to school with your child. We will be using them for a science activity on engineering.

5/15 Wednesday: Mass

5/17 Thursday: P.E

5/18 Friday: 2:00pm Rosary

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“By this my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (John 15:8)

Religion: Chapter 25 “We are God’s Holy People”

Math: Lesson 11-3 One Digit Quotients with Remainders, 11-5 Two Digit Quotients, 11-6 Two Digit Quotients with Remainders

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 25 “Mountains: Surviving on Mt. Everest”

Target Skill- Text and Graphic Features

Grammar- Words that Compare

Phonics- Suffix -less, -ness, -able

Target Vocabulary- approached, section, avalanches, increases, equipment, tanks, slopes, altitude, succeed, halt

Spelling- painless, sickness, sadness, helpless, thankless, kindness, hopeless, darkness, fearless, thickness, careless, goodness, spotless, softness, useful, weakly, breathless, eagerness

Social Studies: Unit 4, Community Government: Lesson 7-2 “Local Government”

Science: Space

-Seasons

Important Dates

4/23 Monday: P.E.

4/25 Wednesday: Mass

4/26 Thursday: P.E

Field Trip to Palomar Planetarium- students must wear regular uniforms. Upon our return they may change into their PE uniform or Disney attire for Spirit Week. If they choose to wear Disney attire they must still wear PE appropriate shoes.

4/27 Friday: Progress Reports Due (please log into grade link, print, sign and return)

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.” (John 10:17)

Religion: Chapter 24 “The Church is Worldwide”

Math: Lesson 10-6 More Multiplying with Regrouping, 10-7 Multiply Three Digits, 10-8 Regroup in Multiplication, 10-9 Regroup Twice in Multiplication

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 24 “Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves”

Target Skill- Author’s Purpose

Grammar- Complex Sentences

Phonics- Prefixes un-, pre-, re-, bi-

Target Vocabulary- voyage, lava, rippled, arrival, guided, twisted, aboard, anchor, spotted, bay

Spelling- unfold, rejoin, untie, reheat, unfair, unclear, repaid, rewrite, unhurt, recheck, unlucky, unwrap, reuse, unsure, reread, unsafe, unbuckle, unknown

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 6-2 “World Connection: Brazil”

Skillbuilder: Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Science: Space

-Outer Planets

-Moon Phases

Important Dates

4/16 Monday: P.E.

Word Fair Project DUE 8:00am

World Fair Project Presentation for Parents at 1:30pm

4/18 Wednesday: Mass

NOON DISMISSAL (Science training for teachers)

4/19 Thursday: P.E

Team Day

3rd Grade Weekly Newsletter

“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You are witnesses of these things.'” (Luke 24:48)

Religion: Chapter 27 “Easter”

Math: Lesson 10-1 Multiplication Patterns, 10-2 Estimate Products, 10-3 Multiply Two Digits, 10-4 Multiply with Models, 10-5 Multiply with Regrouping

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 23 “Oliver K. Woodman”

Target Skill- Sequence of Events

Grammar- Possessive Nouns and Pronouns

Phonics- Suffixes -ful, -y, -ous, -ly, -er

Target Vocabulary- sincere, managed, loaded, loveliest, conversations, inspired, reunion, currently, pleasure, terror

Spelling- singer, loudly, joyful, teacher, fighter, closely, powerful, farmer, quickly, careful, friendly, speaker, wonderful, truly, hopeful, safely, listener, calmly

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 6-1 “Coming to America”

Skillbuilder: Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Science: Space

-Stars, Galaxies, and Constellations

-Inner Planets

Important Dates

4/9 Monday: P.E.

4/11 Wednesday: Mass, Music

4/12 Thursday: P.E.

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint Jesus.” (Mark 16:1)

Religion: Chapter 21 “Holy Week and the Easter Triduum”

Math: Lesson 8-10 Gram, Kilogram, Lesson 8-14 Quarter Hour, Lesson 8-15 Minutes

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 22 “The Journey: Stories of Migration”

Target Skill- Compare and Contrast

Grammar- Making Comparisons

Phonics- spelling changes -s, -es, -ed, -ing

Target Vocabulary- migrate, survival, plenty, frightening, accidents, solid, chilly, landscape, thunderous, dramatic

Spelling- cities, cried, puppies, hurried, stories, flies, parties, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies, pretty, very, countries, libraries

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 6-2 “Brazil”

Skillbuilder: Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Science: The Solar System

Important Dates

3/26 Monday: P.E.

3/28 Wednesday: Music

3/29 Thursday: NOON DISMISSAL

Washing of the Feet 9am, Living Station of the Cross 9:30am. Parents are encouraged to attend this beautiful event with their children. Students may go home with parents directly after Stations of the Cross.

3/30 Friday: EASTER BREAK, no school

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 
(Jeremiah 31)

Religion: Chapter 23 “The Church Respects All People”

Math: Lesson 8-1 Quarter Inch, Half Inch, Inch, Lesson 8-2 Foot, Yard, Lesson 8-3 Mile, Lesson 8-4 Customary Units of Capacity, Lesson 8-5 Ounce, Pound, Lesson 8-10 Gram, Kilogram, Lesson 8-14 Quarter Hour, Lesson 8-15 Minutes

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 22 “The Journey: Stories of Migration”

Target Skill- Compare and Contrast

Grammar- Making Comparisons

Phonics- spelling changes -s, -es, -ed, -ing

Target Vocabulary- migrate, survival, plenty, frightening, accidents, solid, chilly, landscape, thunderous, dramatic

Spelling- cities, cried, puppies, hurried, stories, flies, parties, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies, pretty, very, countries, libraries

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 6-1 “Coming to America”

Skillbuilder: Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Science: “How Can You Keep a House fro Blowing Away in a Windstorm?” Natural Hazards, Engineering

Activity- Design a Windproof House

Important Dates

3/19 Monday: P.E.

3/21 Wednesday: Music

Lesson 22 Spelling Test, Reading Test

3/22 Thursday: P.E.

Chapter 23 Religion Test

3/23 Friday: Stations of the Cross

 

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name.'” (John 12:27-28)

Religion: Chapter 23 “The Church Respects All People”

Math: Lesson 7-4 Circle Graphs, 7-5 Line Plots, 7-6 Line Graphs, 7-7 Median and Mean

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 21 “Sarah Plain and Tall”

Target Skill- Story Structure

Grammar- Adverbs that Compare

Phonics- base words and -ed, -ing ending

Target Vocabulary- prairie, slick, fetch, clattered, sniff, rough, batted, thumped, buzzing, rustle

Spelling- coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, stared, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted, making, stopped, freezing, scared

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 6-1 “Coming to America”

Skillbuilder: Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Science: “Why Are Some Places Always So Hot?” Climate, Geography, and Local Weather Patterns

Activity- Climate Decoder

Important Dates

3/12 Monday: P.E.

3/13 Tuesday: Return yellow report card envelope signed. Please keep all contents.

3/214 Wednesday: Music

3/15 Thursday: P.E.

3/16 Friday: NO SCHOOL (teachers at professional development)

3rd Grade Weekly Update

“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.'” (John 2:19)

Religion: Chapter 19 “We Pray for Healing and Eternal Life”

Math: Lesson 6-14 Apply Facts, Lesson 6-15/16, Lessons 6-1 through 6-16 Check Your Progress and Review

Reading/Language Arts: Lesson 19 “Two Bear Cubs”

Target Skill- Story Structure

Grammar- More Irregular Verbs

Phonics- Vowel sounds in spoon and wood

Target Vocabulary- scolding, greedily, ignores, hesitation, burden, glancing, base, console, drowsy, heroic

Spelling- mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, cooked chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch, blew, foot, loose, jewel

Social Studies: Unit 3, People Move from Place to Place: Lesson 5-2 “Moving West”

Skillbuilder: Read a Line Graph

Science: “Why Are Some Places Always So Hot?” Climate, Geography, and Local Weather Patterns

Activity- Climate Decoder

Important Dates

2/26 Monday: P.E.

2/28 Wednesday: Music

3/1 Thursday: P.E.

Math Test on Chapter 6 “Multiplication and Division Facts”

3/2 Friday: Religion Test, Spelling Test, Reading Test