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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In chapter ten of our Go Math! textbook, we will be discussing how we can tell time and use measurement to describe the size of something. Our first five lessons will focus on time; how we can tell time to the nearest minute using an analog and digital clock, how we can tell whether to use A.M. or P.M. time, how we can measure elapsed time, how to find the starting time and ending time when you know elapsed time, and how we can draw a diagram to help us solve problems with time. The last four lessons will focus on measuring length, liquid volume, and mass. We will learn how we can measure length to the nearest half or fourth inch and use measurement data to create a line plot. We will be estimating and measuring liquid volume in liters and mass in grams and kilograms. Our final lesson will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing to solve problems involving liquid volume and masses. 


English language Arts 
Suffixes ful, ly, and er
singer, loudly, joyful, teacher, fighter, closely, powerful, farmer, quickly, careful, friendly, speaker, wonderful, truly, hopeful, safely, listener, calmly.


This week we will be talking about possessive nouns. A singular possessive noun
shows how a person, animal, place, or thing has or owns something. Add an apostrophe and s to form a singular possessive noun. To form a plural possessive noun, add an apostrophe to the end of the plural nouns that end in s. Add an apostrophe and s to the end of plural nouns that do not end in s. 

Comprehension Skills and Strategies
This week we will be reading "The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman" by Darcy Pattison. As we read and reread this story as a whole class, with a partner, and independently we will be discussing the sequence of events or the order in which things happen in the story. Clues such as dates, time of day, and signal words can help you determine the sequence. We will be using a graphic organizer to see how each event builds on earlier parts of the story. 

We will be completing our research papers. Creating covers for them.

Vocabulary Words
conversations- talks with someone
currently- as of now
loaded- piled
loveliest- most beautiful, most delightful
inspired- caused someone to act, think, or feel a certain way
managed- succeeded
pleasure- enjoyment
sincere- honest, truthful
terror- great fear
reunion- coming together again


Yellow Cosmos Flower in Green Cross Wooden Decor  


Chapter 8
 The students will learn about the four marks of the Church, which are its special characteristics. We will talk about how Jesus chose the Apostles to lead the Church, how the pope and the bishops are the successors of the Apostles, how the Church is one and holy, and how the Church is catholic and apostolic. Catholics demonstrate a oneness that welcomes diversity and works for unity with other Christians. The Church shows holiness by reaching out to sinners who need God's mercy and compassion in their lives. The Church is catholic when we share its Gospel with the whole world. The Church is apostolic because we believe the pope and bishops are successors of the Apostles. 

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We will be starting our unit on the body systems. Children will be learning about the Digestive, Nervous, Skeletal, Circulatory, Respiratory, and Muscular systems. The children will be drawing models of each system and then complete a group project where they will create life size body systems.

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In our last science chapter for the year, we will be talking about fossils! Students will take a deep dive into fossils by exploring the different types of fossils and how fossils form. Students will relate fossil data to past environments and connect the fossil record to the geologic time scale. Students will investigate climate change and learn how scientists argue on the basis of fossil evidence. 

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In Chapter 3, we will be focusing on Native American tribes and their homes. We will be reading and answering questions about wigwams, longhouses, and wattle and daub houses. We will be discussing the advantages of each of these homes, discussing the climates that suit each of the homes. The children will be building some of their own.  We will continue on to the about the Age of Exploration and how this effected the Native American tribes living in North America. We will research why European explorers wanted to come to the Americas, what tools they needed for exploration, the names of different explorers and their findings, and who sponsored each of these voyages. Our chapter will conclude with a discussion about two early European settlements; Jamestown and Roanoke. 

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