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 

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 The first Go Math chapter will have us using our knowledge of place value to round numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. In this chapter we will also be reviewing how to add and subtract numbers within 1000 and how to solve two-step word problems. We will be using the CUBES strategy which we used in first grade to identify the important information in the problem. The students will be introduced to properties of addition, such as the Commutative Property that allows us to change the order of the addends. (4+6=10 or 6+ 4= 10) When we round to the nearest 10, look at the number in your ones place. When rounding to the nearest 100, look at the number in your tens place.  ** 5 or more, add one more. 4 or less, let it rest!**


ELA -  Grammar  - We will be talking about the subject and the predicate of sentences. We will complete activities that introduce us to the subject (who the sentence is about) and the predicate (what the subject is doing in the sentence). We will look at incomplete sentences ( sentence fragments), and work on adding a subject or predicate to make the sentence complete.

Comprehension Skills and Strategies-  Our weekly story is "A Fine, Fine School" by Sharon Creech. As we read this story as a whole class, with a partner, and independently, during the week, we will be talking about the various story elements (characters, setting, and plot). 

Writing - The students will begin their first unit on sentence structure and paragraph formation.  Then we will begin by looking at what makes a strong paragraph. We will be looking at various paragraphs and identifying if each one has a topic sentence, relevant supporting details, and a closing sentence. This will be a good introduction to getting us into writing our own  paragraphs.

Spelling Words-  crop. plan, thing, smell, shut, sticky, spent, lunch, pumpkin, clock, gift, class, skip, swing, next, hug, hospital, fantastic

Vocabulary Wordsprincipal, soared, strolled, worried, proud, announced, fine, and certainly.

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SOCIAL STUDIES- In our first chapter we will be talking about communities and the characteristics of three different types; urban, suburban, and rural. Urban communities are cities. Suburban communities are just like ours, outside a city. Rural communities are in more open areas such as farmlands or areas with forests. People establish different communities to meet their basic needs. Every person in a community is responsible for making their community a good place. 
        A place people where live, work and have fun!           

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RELIGION- In Chapter one we will talk about God's son Jesus and how He was sent here to show us how to live. Jesus showed us through His actions and words.

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