Welcome to Third Grade!
Happy Fall! We are very excited to begin The Nutcracker Project! We will be working with a teaching artist from Lincoln Center to choreograph dances in 6 workshops. They will be using the music and themes from The Nutcracker Ballet. Miss Allison will be coming to visit for the next six weeks on Wednesdays.
Please ask your child about their workshops.
Class 3-317 Szalkowski/Cercone
Mon. - Art
Tues. - Science/Recess
Wed. - Music
Thurs. - Phys. Ed./Recess
Fri. - Computers
Class 3-312 O'Connor
Mon. - Music
Tues. - Science
Wed. - Phys. Ed.
Thurs. - Computers/Recess
Fri. - Art/Recess
Class 3-318 Avarez
Mon. - Computer/Recess
Tues. - Science
Wed. - Art
Thurs. - Music/Recess
Fri. - Phys. Ed.
Class 3-312 Velasquez
Mon. - Phys. Ed./Computers
Tues. - Music/Recess
Wed. - Computers
Thurs. - Science/Recess
Fri. - STEM
Class 3-309 Ruiz
Mon. - Phys. Ed.
Tues. - Computers/Recess
Wed. - Science
Thurs. - Art/Recess
Fri. - STEM
We are working on multiplication in
Go Math. In Chapters 3 and 4, we will be learning multiplication strategies and patterns on the multiplication table. STUDENTS MUST MEMORIZE THE MULTIPLICATION TABLES 0-10. Please practice them with your child over the next few months.
Dates to Remember
November 5 - Election Day
(no school for students)
November 11 - Veteran's Day
Parent Teacher Conferences Dismissal at 11:30
December 3 - Field Trip
The Nutcracker Ballet
@ Lincoln Center
Suggested Third Grade Reading List
Choose from the lists of series books below.
Magic Tree House
Magic Tree House
Homework is given every day. Please look in your child's agenda for the assignments. Also, please initial once the hw is completed. If your child is missing any assignments, the missing assignment will be written on the monthly calendar in the front of the agenda. Students are responsible for making up the work and showing their teacher.
Note our school wide grading system...
95-100 is considered a 4
80-94 is considered a 3
65-79 is considered a 2
1-64 is considered a 1
3rd Grade Benchmarks
- Students should be reading at a level N independently and be able to answer basic comprehension questions, CER (Claim Evidence, Reasoning-with one piece of text evidence).
- Students must be able to form an idea about a character and be able to support their idea with evidence from the text.
- Students must be able to form an opinion about a character and support that opinion with evidence from the text.
- Students must log their independent reading in their Reading Logs daily.
- Students must be able to score 65% or higher on reading comprehension tests.
- Students must be able to write a five sentence paragraph with a main idea (topic) sentence, three detailed sentences and a closing sentence that summarizes the main idea.
- Students must include capital letters for beginning sentences and proper nouns and use proper punctuation. Paragraphs must begin with an indent.
- Students must know all sight words up to third grade level.
- Students must be able to write a personal narrative, using three paragraphs to show beginning middle and end.
- Students must be able to add and subtract basic facts mentally without manipulatives.
- Students must do column addition/subtraction with regrouping.
- Students must tell time to the minute.
- Students must round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred.
- Students must identify key words signaling addition and subtraction
- Students must be able to read and write a number up to the thousands place.
- Students should begin memorizing times tables 0-5 and 10 and be able to draw arrays.
- Students must be able to read and interpret data using graphs and tables.
- Students must be able to score a 65% or higher on all math assessments.
- Academic and Personal Behaviors
- Students must be able to complete the morning routine in 15 minutes.
- Students must be prepared with materials such as sharpened pencils, correct books and previous night's homework.
- Homework must be monitored by an adult, but completed by a child.
- Students must be responsible for packing and unpacking their backpacks at school and at home.
- Students must be able to follow three step instructions, orally.
- Students must complete assignments and daily tasks in a timely manner.
- Students must be focused and ask questions at appropriate times.