Week of 4/23-4/27

Science Learning Targets:  How can we classify invertebrates? How can you classify things?

Science Learning Activities: Unit 7 Science Fusion. Students will classify animals in major groups according to their characteristics and behaviors.  Students will also participate in an Earth Day activity.

Math Learning Targets: Students will continue to work on multiplication in preparation for 4th grade.

Math Learning Targets: Students will use the expanded and standard algorithm, multiply two-digit numbers and estimate products. 

IXL: H.9, H.10, H.11

Social Studies: Students will be able to identify major ways environmental influences contribute to settlement patterns and recognize the different cultures that have settled in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

ELA Learning Targets:

Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. Students will determine the main idea of a txt; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA Activities:

Students will be reading the story “The Printer” for comprehension. Students will participate in small groups during centers and also practicing on IXL, I-Station, as well as reviewing concepts from the previous unit. IXL: A.8, N.3, N.9, D.1

Social Studies: Students will be able to identify major ways environmental influences contribute to settlement patterns and recognize the different cultures that have settled in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Vocabulary

Screamed-made a loud cry or sound

Numb- unable to feel or move

Escape- to become free

Fled- ran away from something

Shuddered – shook or trembled suddenly

Image- a picture of a person or thing

Newspaper – a set of pages that contain news

Spelling

The VC/CV Pattern

Basket

Rabbit

Napkin

Letter

Invite

Bedtime

Mammal

Number

Fellow

Chapter

Follow

Problem

Chicken

Butter

Sunday

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading about Beatrice’s Goat. This is a true story about a girl named Beatrice that lives in Uganda, Africa. This story is about families that live in chronic poverty and are lacking the skills to get the most out of their land. After much research, we have found an organization that will allow us to purchase a goat and give it to a family in need.

The cost of a goat is $120. So we are asking that each student donate $2, and if you want to give more you can. The company that will be providing the goat is Heirfer International.

https://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/index.html

Our students will also be writing a short information essay about giving back to people in need. This will be a wonderful and rich learning experience for the students, and to make a difference in a family’s life forever.

Please put donations in a sealed envelope and bring to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much for your support in this project.