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 
aarguiarro5547@staidanschool.org


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

Our third Go Math chapter will introduce us to the concept of multiplication. Students will learn how we can use multiplication to find how many in all. We will learn how to count equal groups, how to relate addition and multiplication, skip count on a number line, model with arrays, and how to use the commutative property (1 x 2 = 2 x 1). We will start learning our times tables for x0 and x1. The identity property of multiplication states that each number multiplied by 1 gives you that number. The zero property of multiplication states that each number multiplied by 0 gives you 0. "Mad Math" timed math assessments will begin this chapter. Please be sure that you are practicing these facts with your child at home daily. 



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ELA

Phonics
itch, wreck, knee, patch, wrap, knot, watch, knife, stretch, write, knew, knock, match, wrong, know, catch, wrinkle, knuckle.

Grammar
This week we will be talking about commas in a series. A series is a list of three or more words used in a sentence. Use commas to separate three or more nouns included in a series. Commas tell readers when to pause. Use a comma to separate each part of an address (Name, address, city, state).

Comprehension Skills and Strategies
This week we will be reading "The Harvest Birds" by Blanca Guadalupe Lopez Morales. As we read and reread this story as a whole class, with a partner, and independently we will be making inferences and drawing conclusions about things that the author has left unsaid. What did the townspeople truly think of Juan? 

Writing
We have finished looking at what makes a strong paragraph. We know that a well organized paragraph needs a topic sentence, relevant details, and a closing sentence. We will be spending the next month practicing written paragraphs with November themed writing activities about the things that we are thankful for in our lives. We will also be learning about opinion pieces & writing arguments for what is the best part of the Thanksgiving Dinner. We will start writing to our pen pals as well!

Vocabulary Words
serious - not playful or silly; not joking
patch - a small piece of land
borrow - to use something that someone else owns and return it later
advice - ideas or suggestions about what someone should do
ashamed - feeling guilty, sorry, or embarrassed
borders - the edges of a place
separate - divide into groups
harvest - the ripe crops that are gathered 


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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. The children will also learn map skills. They will be introduced to various types of maps and how to read them. 
                  
                 

    
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RELIGION- In Chapter two we will talk about Jesus and how He tells us how much God loves us, teaches us about the Kingdom of God, and teaches us about the gift of faith.

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  HEALTH-
 We will be learning about nutrition. The children will be able to use the My Food Plate diagram to make healthy choices. 

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   SCIENCE
 
Students will explore the stages of life cycles and make comparisons between organisms. They will see that all life cycles follow the same pattern. We will study how offspring inherit traits that make them similar to their parents. Students will research and provide evidence to show that traits can vary in a group of similar organisms. Students will see that the environment can influence the characteristics of living things. 

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