3-2 Mrs. A. Arguiarro

   
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 Welcome to 3rd Grade   

   
       

Third grade is a wonderful, exciting year filled with daily challenges and adventures across all subjects. Students in Class 3-2 are challenged to achieve new knowledge and skills every day, always mindful that God is present in the classroom and in them. Students make connections through God in their schoolwork and every day life. The Math Curriculum builds on concepts of addition and subtraction, while introducing new concepts of multiplication and division, geometry and fractions.The English Language Arts Curriculum focuses on Spelling, Grammar, Reading and Writing skills. The Social Studies and Science Curriculum focuses on facts, research, and hands on learning. In Religion, students are guided to a deeper understanding of their faith and how to deepen their faith as they grow.‚Äč


 Each child will be responsible for writing their own homework assignments down each day. Please check and sign your child's homework notebook each night to make sure they have completed the correct pages. 

Please sign and return ALL TESTS.

We do not have Snack in 3rd grade and will not be having birthday celebrations in the classrooms.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me anytime at 
aarguiarro5547@staidanschool.org


As the weather changes please make sure your children are dressed properly for the cooler weather.  We walk every day to the Upper School for lunch and recess. We will be outdoors for recess if the temperature is above freezing.

In the event of a delayed opening, all third grade students must bring lunch and drinks to school.  We will not be going to the Upper School for lunch.

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Math-  Chapter 4 will continue to teach us about multiplication. Students will focus on memorizing their math multiplication facts in lessons that are tailored to facts that are multiples of one another. For example, there will be a lesson for multiplying by 2 and 4, 3 and 6, & 5 and 10. We will continue to count equal groups, use repeated addition, skip count on a number line, model with arrays, and use the commutative property (1 x 2 = 2 x 1) to help us to solve unknown facts. We are going to be introduced to a multiplication chart as well, which we can use to discover patterns and solve unknown facts.
*Multiplication timed informal assessments will continue everyday of this chapter. As your child masters a times table, he or she moves up the next number's facts. Please be sure that you are practicing these facts with your child at home daily. 



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English language Arts- 
Phonics- Contractions
I'd, he's, haven't, doesn't, let's, there's, wouldn't, what's, she's, aren't, hasn't, couldn't, he'd, they're, can't, isn't, we're, and weren't

Grammar
This week we will be talking about subject-verb agreement. A verb tells about an action that is happening now in the present tense. Verbs in the present tense have two forms. The correct form to use depends on the subject of the sentence. Except for I, add -s to the verb when the noun in the subject is singular. Do not ass -s to the verb when the noun in the subject is plural. Some verbs end with -es instead of -s. Add -es to verbs that end with s, sh, ch, or x when they are used with a singular noun in the subject. Do not add -es when the noun in the subject is plural. Some verbs end with a consonant and y. Change the y to I, add -es when you use this kind of verb with a singular noun. The verb search adds -es. 

Comprehension 
This week we will be reading "Yonder Mountain." As we read and reread this story as a whole class, with a partner, and independently we will be looking closely at what the characters do and what they say. We will be comparing and contrasting all three of the main characters using story details.

Writing
We have been discussing what makes a good opinion piece.  Children will be able to introduce their subject, to state their opinion, supply at least three reasons for their opinion that will convince their reader, and a strong concluding statement retelling their opinion. The students will start writing our first opinion piece - Why they would be a good choice to be one of Santa's elves.

Vocabulary Words
fondly - in a loving or caring way
mist - a fine stay or light fog
peak - the top of a mountain or hill
rugged - rough and uneven
pausing - stopping briefly
steep - having a sharp slope
examined - looked at closely
pleaded - begged or requested urgently

                 

    
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RELIGION- The students will be learning about Jesus' ancestors. We will be reading a story every day and hanging an ornament on our classroom Jesse Tree.  We will also be learning about the significance behind each of the parts of the Advent wreath.  The children will also be completing their individual acts of kindness and record acts of kindness their classmates complete. 

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  HEALTH- 
We will be learning about nutrition. The children will be able to use the My Food Plate diagram to make healthy choices. The children will be able to identify the 5 food groups by there color on the My Plate Diagram.  They will also be able to identify different types of foods in the groups.

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   SCIENCE-   Students will explore the stages of life cycles and make comparisons between organisms. They will see that all life cycles follow the same pattern. We will study how offspring inherit traits that make them similar to their parents. Students will research and provide evidence to show that traits can vary in a group of similar organisms. Students will see that the environment can influence the characteristics of living things. 

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SOCIAL STUDIES-  The children will learn about how Our Environment influences how people live and how people adapt according to changes in their environment for their survival.  The children will be able to identify the seven continents, the five oceans, and the five regions of the United States. In the classroom we will be making models of the regions and then taking quizzes to memorize where these are located on a map. With our map study of each region, we will be focusing on what each is known for. For example, the mid-west region is known for mining and the Southwest region is known for their homes made of adobe. We will also be focusing on concepts such as land forms, elevation maps, weather, climate, vegetation, ecosystems, agricultural regions, industrial regions, renewable resources, nonrenewable resources, conservation, erosion, recycling, irrigation, modification, and adaptation. 

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