December 11

# Weekly Focus

Reading: This week we will be working using illustrations AND text to help us understand information we gain from reading!

• RI 3.7 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g. maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur)

Writing: We are continuing to write on informative/explanatory text. The students are going to research and write about Made in Michigan Products.

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

Math: This week we begin to look at multiplication and division facts with unknown numbers.

•  3.OA.A.4: Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.

Science: We will continue to learn about and explore balanced and unbalanced forces.

• 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of
balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

Social Studies: This week we begin to look at economic growth in Michigan!

• E1.0.3 Analyze how Michigan’s location and natural resources influenced its economic development.
December 5

# Social Studies Test

Students were given their Social studies study guide today. Please help them study at home. Test will be Thursday.

December 4

# Book Fair

The Book Fair will take place ALL week during lunch time ONLY.  If you would like your child to purchase a book you will need to send in money for them to take at lunchtime (12:00-12:30).

December 4

# Weekly Focus!

Reading: This week we will be working on point of view in the text.

• RI 3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Writing: We are continuing to write on informative/explanatory text. The students are researching and writing about an animal.

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

Math: This week we will learn how to solve word problems using multiplication and division.

•  3.OA.A.2: Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.
• 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.

Science: This week will are starting our new science unit. We will be learning about balanced and unbalanced forces.

• 3-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of
balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
• 3-PS2-2 Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide
evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

Social Studies: This week we will be taking our test on Michigan History. Students will receive a study guide on Wednesday and test will be on Friday.

November 28

Students were given a science study guide today. Please help them start studying for the test. The test will be on the computer on Thursday.

November 26

# Weekly Focus

Reading: This week we will be working on describing the relationship of events using cause and effect and sequence.

•  RI3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Writing: We are learning how to write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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

Math: This week we will learn how to find the product and quotient using models.

• 3.OA.A.1: Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 x 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.
• 3.OA.A.2: Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8.

Science: This week students will receive their Science study guide and will have a Thursday.

Social Studies: We continue our study on Michigan. This week we will focus on how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.

•  H3.0.5: Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.
•  H3.0.6: Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between American Indians and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.
November 21

# Thanksgiving Break!

Please make sure your child is reading daily for 30 minutes and practicing their math facts using their flash cards.

November 20

# Important Dates and Weekly Focus!

Tuesday, November 20th Math Test Unit 3

Wednesday, November 21st -Friday, November 23rd– NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Reading: This week we will be working on reading literature and point of view.

•  RL 3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Writing: We are going to continue on our opinion writing unit. Students will share an opinion and then use sources to provide support for their opinion. This week we will write about a turkey in disguise, students will form an opinion on what they think they turkey should disguise his/herself as.

• W3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Math: This week we continue to work on area, as well as dive into perimeter.

•  3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
• 3.MD.8 Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas of with the same area and different perimeters.

Science: We continue our investigations on weather related hazards.

• 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

Social Studies: We continue our study on Michigan. This week we will focus on how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.

•  H3.0.5: Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.
•  H3.0.6: Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between American Indians and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.