Welcome to Third Grade
This month in Reading Workshop, third graders will become stronger readers by increasing their stamina, volume and comprehension simultaneously. Students will learn to transfer and apply all the strategies they have been taught throughout the year across genres.
In Writing Workshop, the unit will focus on supporting 3rd graders so they can accurately and appropriately respond to short and extended response prompts that they are likely to encounter on the NYS ELA exam.
In Math, students will compare and order fractions. Students will identify equivalent fractions through the use of various manipulatives. Students will work in groups using fraction tiles, fraction bars etc. Students will explain equivalence of fractions in special cases and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. Vocabulary:
Vocabulary: equivalent, equal to (=), greater than (>), less than (<)
In Social Studies, we will work on the 8 strands of Social Studies as we read about, discuss and research Italy.
Vocabulary: opera, festival, population, empire
In Science, we will explore forces and motion. Some of the main topics include what is motion, what are forces and how do waves move. We are excited to incorporate videos from Discovery Education to enrich our understanding of the topic as well as hands on activities to reinforce important concepts.
Vocabulary: motion, force, distance, speed, gravity, weight,motion