Third Grade
  • 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.


    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 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.

    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 unknown-factor 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 one-digit numbers.

    3.OA.D.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.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.


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    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.
    • 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.  
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