# Math Packet

With MSTEP just a couple weeks away, May 8th to be exact. Students are receiving a subtraction and addition packet today. This packet is to help students who are still struggling with addition and subtraction and to challenge other students who know how to do it. The packet is due MONDAY.

This is the standard students need to master by the END of 3rd grade.

#### 3.NBT.A.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Also, please make sure your child is going on the MSTEP site and practicing. The students should know how to get to it from my BLOG. The link is under class links.

# Weekly Focus

**Reading:** This week we will be working on recounting the main idea of a text and provide evidence to support our answers.

**RI3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.**

**Writing:** This week we will be working on informational/explanatory text. Students will be writing about how they can keep the earth clean.

**W3.2**Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

**Math: **We will be starting Unit 9 in Math. This chapter revisits multiplication and division story problems.

**3.OA.A.3: Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.**

- 3.NBT.A.3: Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g., 9 x 80, 5 x 60)

**Science: **Hello Engineers! This week we will be focusing on how animals adapt, behave, and communicate in their environment.

**3-LS4-2**Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.**3-LS4-3**Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

**Social Studies:** This week we will be finishing up our unit on Michigan Government. We will be discussing the functions of courts and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

**C5.0.1**Identify rights (e.g., freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to own property) and responsibilities of citizenship (e.g., respecting the rights of others, voting, obeying laws).**C3.0.3**Identify the three branches of state government in Michigan and the powers of each.**C3.0.4**Explain how state courts function to resolve conflict.

# Homework

# Weekly Focus

**Reading:** This week we will be comparing and contrasting informational text using close reading strategies.

**RI3.9**Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

**Writing:** This week we will continue working on opinion writing. Students will be writing about “Should students wear uniforms?”We will be using different passages to cite evidence to support our opinion.

**W.3.1**Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with details.

**Math: **We will be focusing on partitioning shapes and locating fractions on a number line. We will also be taking our Math Test. Look for a study guide in your child’s folder.

**3.G.A.2: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.**

- 3.NF.A.2: Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

**Science: **Hello Engineers! This week we will be getting our crayfish. Students will be observing the different structures and behaviors of the crayfish. Can’t Wait!!!

**3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.**

- 3-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

**Social Studies:** This week we will identify the Three Branches of Government and the function of each branch.

**3 – C3.0.3 **Identify the three branches of state government in Michigan and the powers of each.

**3 – C3.0.4 **Explain how state courts function to resolve conflict.