Welcome to Third Grade!

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    Teacher: Mrs. Jurisic



    Welcome to the 3rd grade website! Below you will find curriculum highlights for each of the subject areas in 3rd grade for the month of April.

    Mrs. Jurisic

    Math: During the month of April we will wrap up Unit 7: More Operations. We will then begin Unit 8:More Multiplication and Division 

    Our learning objectives are:

    • Locating Fractions on Number Lines
    • Justifying Fraction Comparisons
    • Fraction Number Stories
    • Measuring to the nearest 1/4 Inch
    • Solving Extended Multiplication and Division Facts
    • Identifying factors of numbers
    • Playing Fcator Bingo
    • Sharing Money
    • Exploring Number Lines, Fractions, and Area

    The following activities are for at home practice and will support concepts learned in class:

    • Review the home link activities that are sent home.
    • Practice addition and subtraction basic facts.
    • Practicing multiplication of 2's,3's,4's,5's,6's,7's, 8's, 9's and 10s


    Each week in our Reading series there will be a new concept to explore with various types of text and various skills. Each of the reading selections will answer an essential question for the week. Students will be introduced to reading comprehension skills during each selection and majority of our writing topics will stem from the reading selections. There is also a digital component, similar to the Math series, that bstudents will explore daily.
    Our learning objectives for our Unit include:
    • Identifying Main Ideas and Details
    • Taking notes and retelling
    • Writing summaries
    • Sequencing events in a selection
    • Reading fluently for accuracy, phrasing, and expression
    • Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
    • Making, Revising, and confirming predictions
    • Identifying and writing figurative language
    • Reviewing how to identify the theme of a selection
    • Rereading difficult selections to understand content
    • Determining the meanings of new words made by using prefixes and suffixes

    At home:

    • Continue to read with your child on a daily basis orally. Students should also spend time reading independently.
    • After reading orally with your child, ask them questions for comprehension. Also, ask them to sequence the events in the selection using time order words (first, then, next, after that, finally) 
    • Have your child write summaries of books they read at home using out in school format. What did the character want? But what happened? How did the character work to solve the problem? What was the resolution?.


    This month we will continue our special Eucharist book and First Eucharist activities. 

    Our learning activities include:
    • Reading, discussing, acting out, and summarizing the Scripture stories of the The Last Supper and The Road to Emmaus
    • Responding to the Parts of the Mass at church each week for a weekly assessment grade
    • Retelling the Last Supper in their own words
    • Explainng what it means to receive the Eucharist
    • Practicing how to receive Communion

    At home:

    • Practice making the Sign of the Cross
    • Encourage your child to particpate in the singing and responding at Mass
    • Read and discuss the family pages that are a part of the Eucharist book


    For each unit, students begin by listening to the new words being used in context. Then, we discuss the pronunciations and meanings of each of the words. Students are given opportunities to make personal connections to the words in order to better understand the word. There will also be practice matching the meaning, completing the sentence, identifying synonyms and antonyms of the words, and using the words in complete sentences.

    Our Unit 15 test will be on Friday, April 12th (abundant, barrier, conceive, formal, inquire, penalize, picturesque, predator, privilege, slumber)



    At home:

    • Practice spellings of words daily.
    • Have your child write words 3x each.
    • Have your child write synonyms and antonyms for words. 
    • Have your child write sentences for words.
    • Challenge your child to write a story using all of the week's words. 


     This month we are focusing on uppercase letters. Students have learned all of the lowercase letters and will begin to write words in Cursive.  The students are quite eager to begin writing in cursive and some say they have been practicing. I do ask that students not practice writing any other words or letters that we are not yet practicing in class, becuase they may be forming the letter in a way that is different than presented in our Cursive book. The students will be assessed according to the cursive letter formation within our curriculum. We will learn uppercase L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z


    This month we will continue our study of Adjectives and begin our study of Adverbs and Conjucntions. Our learning activities for the month include:
    • Identifying and using articles (A spider, an insect, the tarantula)
    • Identifying and using the demonstrative adjectives this, that, these, and those
    • Using Proper Adjectives
    • Recognizing that Nouns can be used as Adjectives
    • Identifying Adverbs
    • Using Adverbs that tell when or how often
    • Identifying and using adverbs that tell where and how
    • Identifying the negative words not and never as adverbs
    • Understanding whe to use good and well
    At home: Use the website voyagesinenglish.com to have students practice using adjectives and other parts of speech