## Curriculum Information

# Language Arts

During the year we will be learning about different genres in Language including poetry, fantasy and myths. Our curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards:

https://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/

Here are websites that will give you more information and fun things for your children to do in these area.

Here are some fun poetry sites for kids:

https://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html

Here is a link that talks about how to choose Fantasy Books for your children:

https://www.ehow.com/how_6642_choose-fantasy-books.html

Here is a link to more information about the Greek gods if your students wishes to find out more.

https://www.mythweb.com/gods/index.html

# Math

We are starting a new math curriculum call Eureka Math this year.

Our math is based on the Common Core State standards. Here is a link:

https://www.corestandards.org/Math/

We use the Math Work shop format and switch classes by grade level. We supplement with Everyday Math curriculum and individualized math computer programs. We supplement with Montessori materials when possible and teach it in a Montessori way. Below is more information about helpful websites.

It is very important for all students to memorize their math facts. 3rd graders should have all their addition and subtraction facts memorized at the beginning of the year, and all multiplication facts 0-10 memorized by the end of the year. They should be able to say them quickly.

Practice Clock for Practicing Time and playing games. – Is in the Kids Fun section on the right side of the website or type the address below.

https://time-for-time.com/swf/myclox.sw

## 3rd Grade Math Overview

### Operations and Algebraic Thinking

- Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
- Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
- Multiply and divide within 100.
- Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

### Number and Operations in Base Ten

- Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

### Number and Operations—Fractions

- Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

### Measurement and Data

- Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
- Represent and interpret data.
- Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
- Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

### Geometry

- Reason with shapes and their attributes.

### Mathematical Practices

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

**3rd Grade Units**

### Unit 1 covers the following standards:

3.MD.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

3.MD.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.

### Unit 2 covers the following standards:

3.OA.8 Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

3.OA.9 Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

3.NBT.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.

### Unit 3 covers the following standards:

3.MD.6 Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

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 or with the same area and different perimeters.

Link to Math Unit 3 assignments- Unit 3 Math assignments

### Unit 4 Covers the following standards:

# **Science**

We are using Mystery Science for our science lessons. If you would like to review the curriculum or your student misses a lesson and you need to catch up at home, here is the link to the lessons. Please only do Mystery Science at home if you have missed the lesson. If student do lesson ahead of the class then they will know the “mystery” before everyone else.

https://mysteryscience.com/flowers/life-cycle-traits-heredity

**Third Grade Next Generation Science Standards Overview**

The performance expectations in third grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: “What is typical weather in different parts of the world and during different times of the year? How can the impact of weather-related hazards be reduced? How do organisms vary in their traits? How are plants, animals, and environments of the past similar or different from current plants, animals, and environments? What happens to organisms when their environment changes? How do equal and unequal forces on an object affect the object? How can magnets be used?” Third grade performance expectations include PS2, LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, ESS2, and ESS3 Disciplinary Core Ideas from the NRC Framework. Students are able to organize and use data to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. By applying their understanding of weather-related hazards, students are able to make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of such hazards. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences of organisms’ life cycles. An understanding that organisms have different inherited traits, and that the environment can also affect the traits that an organism develops, is acquired by students at this level. In addition, students are able to construct an explanation using evidence for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Students are expected to develop an understanding of types of organisms that lived long ago and also about the nature of their environments. Third graders are expected to develop an understanding of the idea that when the environment changes some organisms survive and reproduce, some move to new locations, some move into the transformed environment, and some die. Students are able to determine the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object and the cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other. They are then able to apply their understanding of magnetic interactions to define a simple design problem that can be solved with magnets. The crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; interdependence of science, engineering, and technology; and influence of engineering, technology, and science on society and the natural world are called out as organizing concepts for these disciplinary core ideas. In the third grade performance expectations, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in asking questions and defining problems; developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Students are expected to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas.

# Social Studies

**Student Books can be found on Google Classroom on the left side of the Stream tab in the Class Drive Folder.**

We are using Atlas Rubicon for our social studies lessons. If you would like to review the curriculum or your student misses a lesson and you need to catch up at home, here is the link to the lessons.

**Michigan Studies – Grade Three – Overview**

**History**

**Geography**

**Civics and Government**

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