Mrs. Whitney Williams, Ed.S
3rd Grade Math, Science, Social Studies
(662) 748- 2734
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Third Grade State Assessment Dates
Tuesday, April 16th- Reading(Third Grade Gate)
Tuesday, April 30th- 3A (Williams' homeroom)- Writing
Wednesday, May 1st- 3B (Prine's homeroom)- Writing
Wednesday, May 8th- Math- Part 1
Thursday, May 9th- Math- Part 2
Wednesday, May 15th- Third Grade MAAP Gate Retest (if needed)
As we hit the final stretch in the fourth nine weeks, it is important that stuents are present, attentive, and prepared daily as we cover and review final skills for third grade. We are also in preparation of their first state assessments in April and May.
Mad Minute for the fourth nine weeks will be DIVISION factsl!
Math- Review Comparing Fractions
Discuss Equivalent Fractions
We will have G2 asssessment on Fractions on Friday March 21st.
(Continued skill from before spring break)
Fractions on a Number Line
Each week we will review a skill previously taught to refresh student memory of the objective.
Review Skill for this week: Rounding
January 8th 2019
Welcome Back! This week we will be completing our Middle fo the Year Screeners
for iReady in each subject. Students will work on Multiplication Facts.
Reminder- 3rd Nine Weeks Mad Minutes- Multiplication
We will begin Topic 7- Meanings of Division
Math Exam- December 17th- Will be benchmark exam on all topics covered.
Science Exam- Students are completing Fossil Project in Science Lab and will write about their fossil. Graded Project
Social Studies Exam- Students will research how Christmas is celebrated in assigned country IN CLASS and create a brochure.
(Students have these in their notebooks)
To Access Math Homework:
The math website is www.pearsonrealize.com
Enter student username and password
Click on Programs, then the textbook
Click Topic (Whatever topic we are covering)
Click Lesson (Whatever Lesson we are covering)
The Homework is listed as "Reteaching" and "Practice"
To Print 3 Digit Addition Practice Sheets (Mad Minute)
In the left corner click "addition"
On the screen (about 6 rows down in the middle) click "2,3,4 Digit Worksheets 2,3,4 addends"
Number of digits Click 3 digits
Number of Addends- Click 2 addends
Number of problems- Click desired number of problems…
(we do 30 but if you are practicing nightly do 15 just to build fluency. 15 should answered in about 3 ½ min.
Click Create It!
After the sheet comes up and you print, press the “back” arrow and then click on Create It! again so that it can generate a new sheet. Do this as many times as you want to create multiple sheets to practice. :)
to the number
1st- 3rd Nine Weeks Challenge Criteria
Honor Roll (A's and B's in ALL subjects)
85% or higher on Math Mad Minutes
Meet AR Point Goal
85% or higher AR Comprehension Rate
Zero Office Referrals or Detentions
Students must meet ALL requirements in order to attend the Nine Weeks Challenge
Monday- Thursday- Uniform Options
Tops- Red, White, or Navy Blue (Must have collar)
Bottoms- Navy Blue, Khaki, Plaid
Jackets/Sweaters- Red, White, or Blue (to be worn INSIDE)
No resrtictions on Jackets for OUTSIDE USE
Shoes- Any sandal worn must have back strap.
FRIDAY DRESS POLICY…. Students may wear PLAIN jeans or shorts with a HCC or CSD shirt (aka Wolves). Please no cheerleading outfits.
3rd Grade Reading and Language Arts
April 16th is the state Reading test!!
Parents, please send earbuds for students that do not have working ones. It is very important that they be able to hear instructions for iReady!!! Thank you. We still have many students that do not have earbuds. Please send if you are able.
Reading- The Journey: Stories of Migration (2 weeks)
vocab.-survival, migrate, plenty, frightening, accidents, solid, chilly, landscape, thunderous, dramatic
Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 13
arch, authentic, clarify, declare, grant, grave, modest, opponent, valid, yearn
Spelling- cities, cried, puppis, hurried, stories, flies, parities, tried, pennies, fried, carried, babies, spied, ponies
Reading -"Two Bad Ants"- Story Structure
Vocab.- scout, narrow, glassy, surrounded, violently, underground, liquid, soggy, puzzling, unaware
Vocabulary Workshop- We will review units 7-12. We will work on these in class.
Spelling - coming, swimming, dropping, tapping, taping, invited, saving, stared, planned, changing, joking, loved, gripped, tasted
Reading- Life on Ice (We will stay on this story for 2 weeks)
Vocab.- shelter, layer, region, unexpected, constant, gliding, overheated, climate, wilderness
Lang.- Parents, help students write an informational paper(5 paragraphs) on an animal from the Arctic or Antarctica(We will do research Monday to choose their animal) . Look for the writing rubric in their homework folders to help. Introductory parag., 3 main points, and a conclusion parag.
Vocabulary Workshop- audible, consume, glide, origin, prevent, punctuate, representative, scorn, stout, woe
Please practice cursive and fluency reading. One minute and 130 words.
Vocab. -scientific, ancient, mysterious, within, emergency, immediately, fiery, horrifying, prehistoric, panicking
Spelling Words- mood, wooden, drew, smooth, blue, balloon, true, crooked, chew, tooth, hooves, cool, food, pooch
Four dictation sentences this week.
Vocab. Workshop unit 11- same words as last week. Complete the sentence on Tues.
Practice cursive!!! Letters m,n,o, f, w,v, and b are giving us some difficulty. Thanks for your help!.
Reading-"A Tree Is Growing"
Vocab. passages, spines, tropical, store, throughout, absorb, dissolve, clumps, coverings, pollen
Spelling Words- Shark, squeeze, check, quart, queen, squeak, circus, quick, flake, coldest, crack, Africa, Mexico
There will be 4 dictation sentences for spelling this week.
Vocabulary Workshop- Unit 11- Syn/Ant quiz Thurs.
approach, approve, glory, magnificent, meek, prompt, revive, tradition, watchful, wreckage
Practice, practice, practice cursive. Students are having difficulty with spacing. Please practice at home! Thank you.
PARENTS!!!! Because of science fair and short week, we will not have reading comprehension or reading vocabulary tomorrow. We will stay on this story for two weeks.
Syn/ant quiz, spelling test, Shurley English test tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25.
Reading- "The Albertosaurus Mystery"
Reading Skill- Conclusions
Vocab. buried, location, remains, clues, skeletons, evidence, fossils, prove, fierce, uncovering(Test Friday)
Spelling Words (Dictation sentences until the end of school) Spelling test Thursday
age, space, change, jawbone, jacket, giant, pencil, circle, once, large, dance, jeans, bounce, huge
Vocab. Workshop(Syn/Ant- Friday) Unit 10
actual, brink, chill, conquer, fortunate, fury, intend, pattern, vibrant, wit
Reading fluency words per minute is 130 this nine weeks. Please practice at home. Also, students need to make sure they are reading and studying for tests. (Hint: You can always search on the internet for practice quizzes.)
Class Spelling Bee Friday!!! Study the handout I gave!
Welcome back! I hope you had a fantastic break. Just a reminder, that this semester, you must write and turn everything in cursive to me.
Sentence dictation and spelling tests will be completed in both print and cursive until further notice.
Reading -" A Mr. Rubbish Mood"
Vocab.- recycle, project, dripping, carton, complicated, global, rubbish, hardly, shade, pollution. Test next Friday.
Spelling Words(Dictation will begin with this list)- air, wear, chair, stairs, bare, bear, hair, care, pear, pair, share, near, ear, beard. Test next Friday. (See edited Spelling Choice Homework handout)
Vocab. Workshop Unit 9- ability, avoid, bashful, brief, compete, consider, delightful, honor, reflex, remark. Syn./Ant. test Friday.
Language Arts exam is Monday, Dec. 17. Study Guide sent home.
Reading Exam is Tuesday, Dec. 18. Reading passages and answering questions about those passages. ReadWorks.com is a great resource.
Parties will be Thursday, Dec. 20th! Nothing will be planned on Friday!! Have a fantastic holiday!
There will be no reading story or vocabulary this week. We will be reading passages and answering questions about that passage. We are preparing for our exams next week. On our reading exam, we will read a passage and answer questions from the skills we have learned this semester.
NO SPELLING this week.
Vocabulary Workshop unit 8 is the same. Complete the Sentence on Thursday and Unit 8 test is Friday.
Shurley English Chapter 9
We are working hard on using quotation marks. Please practice at home.
Our Language exam will cover Shurley English skills
Reading- The Extra-Good Sunday
Comp. and Vocab Test Fri.
Vocab.- anxiously, degrees, tense, ingredients, recommended, remarked, festive, cross
Spelling- Test Thurs.
nurse, work, shirt, hurt, first, word, serve, curly, dirt, third, worry, turn, stir, firm
Vocab. Workshop- Unit 8- Syn/ Ant quiz Thurs.
ancient, climate, cling, custom, decay, disturb, expose, perform, remote, timid
Shurley English- Ch. 9
Helping verbs, main verb, verb phrases, interrogative sentences, natural and inverted word order, and kinds of sentences
Reading- Aero and Officer Mike
Comp. and vocab. test Fri.
Vocab. lying, loyal, partners, shift, quiver, patrol, ability, snap
Spelling- test Thursday
horse, mark, storm, market, acorn, artist, March, north, barking, stock, thorn, forest, chore, restore
Vocab. Workshop- Unit 7
Complete the Sentence-Thursday Unit test - Friday
accuse, clever, coast, delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph
No Shurley English this week. We will be working on our narrative writing pieces. Most work will be done in class, but parents are encouraged to look at writing and help edit papers. Final draft will be due Friday.
Reading- Yonder Mountain Test Friday
peak, examined, fondly, steep, rugged, pausing, mist, pleaded
Spelling -Test Thursday
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
Vocabulary Workshop- unit 7 Syn/Ant quiz Thursday
accuse clever coast delicate, explore, imitate, pierce, rare, symbol, triumph
Shurley English test Tuesday
Nov. 16 - Progress Reports
I PUT THE WRONG VOCAB. WORDS ON THE BACK OF THE NEWSLETTER. PLEASE USE THE WORDS ON HERE.
Reading- The Science Fair- Test Friday
Skills Story Structure
Vocab.- Test Friday
report presentation erupt creative educational certificate impressive charts
Spelling- Test Thursday
hole whole its it's hear here won one our hour their there fur fir
Conjunctions, Different kinds of sentences(Simple, compound subject, compound verb, joining 2 sentences to make 1 sentence), Clauses
Vocabulary Workshop will be reviewing units 1-6 this week in class.
Dress Out Day Wednesday $1
Skills - Fact and Opinion/Questioning
Vocab. -championship, power, professional, athlete, rooting, court, competitor, entire(Fri.)
Spelling Words (Test Thursday)
joy, point, voice, join, oil, coin, noise, spoil, toy, joint, boy, soil, choice, boil
Unit 6 Same as last week. Complete the Sentence (Thursday)
Unit test Friday
Shurley English- Same as last week. Fact /Opinion
Reading- Young Thomas Edison
Skills - Main Ideas and details, summary
Vocab- signal, genius, gadget, invention, laboratory, experiments, occasional-Test Fri.
Spelling Words-Test Thursday
talk, cross, awful, law, cloth, cost, crawl, chalk, also, raw, wall, lawn, always, salt
Conjunctions, compound subjects and verbs
Vocabulary Workshop - Syn/Ant. quiz Thursday
border, certain, clasp, fierce, observe, treasure, wisdom, depart, journey, superb
Kamishibai Man- Test Thursday- Cause and Effect
Reading Vocab. -Test Thursday
familiar, jerky, vacant, rickety, blurry, rude, blasted, applesauce
Spelling Words -Test Thursday
clown, round, bow, cloud, power, crown, thousand, crowd, sound, count, powder, blouse, frown, pound
Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week. Unit 5
Classifying sent. fact/opinion, true/false
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY! Fall Break!
10-8-18 HARVEST FEST TUESDAY
The Harvest Birds- Test Friday
Reading Vocab.-Test Friday
harvest, separate, ashamed, borders, advice, borrow, patch, serious
Spelling Words- Test Thursday
itch, wreck, knee, patch, wrap, knot, watch, knife, stretch, write, knew, knock, match, wrong
Vocab. Workshop- Unit 5 Syn/Ant quiz Friday.
atmosphere,brilliant, convince, endure, glance, harsh, plunge, precious, swift, unite
Shurley English- Ch. 5 pronouns Test Thursday
What Do Illustrators Do?- Test Friday
Reading Vocab. Test Friday
tools, sketches, scribbles, research, texture, imagine, illustrate, tracing
Spelling Words- Test Thursday
three, scrap, street, spring, thrill, scream, strange, throw, string, scrape, spray, threw, strong, scratch
Vocabulary Workshop- Complete the Sentence- Thursday Unit 4 test Friday
capture, coward, exclaim, gloomy, shatter, insist, passage, restless, shallow, talent
Vocabularyworkshop.com- Green level Unit 4
Shurley English- Chapter 5 Classifying sentences, Pronouns
We will be testing in IReady this week. There will be no reading vocab. or spelling this week. After completed testing on IReady, we will use a reading passage with skills already covered.
Vocab. Workshop words are the same as last week. We will have Complete the Sentence Thursday and a Unit 3 test Friday.
Prepositions and Object of the Prepositions
Ch.3 Test Wednesday
Practice Fluent Reading
Let's also speak to our students about being safe, respectful, and responsible while at school. We are stopping instruction many times to pull pins and write notes home. Thank you!
"Pop's Bridge" Test Mon.
Spelling Words(test Thurs.)
slight, mild, sight, pie, mind, tie, pilot, might, lie, tight, blind, fight, die, midnight
Reading Vocab. "Roberto Clemente"(Test Fri.)
stands, score, fans, league, slammed, pronounced, style, polish
Vocab. Workshop (unit 3 green level) Syn/ant Fri.
active, bargain, gasp, loyal, resource, sensitive, struggle, value, vary, wander
Vocabularyworkshop.com- unit words with interactive games and activities to help practice.
Don't forget to practice fluent reading! We read to understand, know when to make our voice rise or fall, and read with expression.
Spelling Words(Test Fri. because of holiday)
load, open,told, yellow, soak, shadow, foam, follow, glow, sold, window, coach, almost, throat, cold, most
Reading Vocab. "Pop's Bridge" (Test Fri.)
foggy, stretch, crew, balancing, tide, cling, excitement, disappears
Vocabulary Workshop Words(Unit 2 Test Fri.)
aim, aware, defeat, drift, mild, pause, refuse, route, ruin, solid
Shurley English chapter 2 test Thursday
Have a wonderful Labor Day!
Spelling Words(HW- Spelling Choice M-W)
spoke, mile, save, excuse, cone,invite, cube, price, erase, ripe, broke, flame, life, rule, surprise, these, those
Spelling Test Thursday
Reading Vocabulary Words
convinced, trial, guilty, pointed, honest, murmur, stand, jury
Reading Test "The Trial of Cardigan Jones" Friday
Vocabulary Workshop words are the same as last week. Study Syn./Ant. Test Tues. Complete the sentence is Thursday. Unit test on Friday.
Shurley English Test on Thursday. Ch. 1