
January: What is Grade 3 is studying?
ELA: Unit of Study: Culture and China
Essential Question: How does culture affect the way people live and work in China?
 Students will read nonfiction text and fiction stories to answer the question: What is culture?
 Students will read nonfiction text and fiction stories to learn about the geography, culture and natural resources affect the way people live and work in China.
Big Idea:
Students understand that factors such as culture impact where and how people live.
Students understand that readers use a variety of strategies and skills to understand complex text.
Resources:
China: People and Culture
Writing: Informative Writing
 Students will use the writing process and 6+1 Traits of Writing to share their research on culture including cultural recipes.
 Students will use the writing process and 6+1 Traits of Writing to share their research on topics related to the culture of China.
Go Math!:
Chapter 4: Students will learn strategies for solving multiplication facts.
 Use arrays to model products and factors
 Model multiplication with factors or 1 and 0
 Use the Associative, Distributive, and Commutative Properties of Multiplication
 Use various multiplication strategies to multiply with factors 2 – 10
 Solve multiplication problems by using the strategy make a table and draw a diagram
Chapter 6: Students will explore and understand division.
 Solve division problems by using the strategy act it out
 Use models to explore the meaning or partitive and quotative division
 Model division by using equal groups, bar models, and arrays
 Use repeated subtraction and a number line to relate subtraction and division
 Understand multiplication and division as inverse operations
Common Core Learning Standards:
3.OA.A.2  Interpret wholenumber 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.
3.OA.B.5  Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)
3.OA.B.6  Understand division as an unknownfactor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.
3.OA.C.7  Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit numbers.
3.OA.D.8  Solve twostep 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.D.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.

Grade 3 Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
 Remember, you are there to support your child's learning, but homework needs to be completed by your child.
 Remember to sign your child's homework every day!
Grade 3 Homework is as follows:
Reading Log: Students should be reading at home for 30 minutes a night. Please have them record their book on the reading log. Parents should initial each night. Reading logs are collected and replaced when they are full.
 Coming soon  students will be expected to write reading responses based on the books they are reading for homework. The specific assignments should stay in their homework folders.
Math: Students will receive daily math homework from the Go Math Student Edition.
 Every day your child should be studying their multiplication facts by using Reflex math.