Q3W8 2/25-3/1

Sea Life Orlando Field Trip

We are sending home field trip permissions slips this week. Please turn in your child’s form and money by Thursday, February 28th.

Science Learning Targets:  

We will begin our unit on classifying plants.

SC.3.L.15.2: Classify flowering and nonflowering plants into major groups such as those that produce seeds, or those like ferns and mosses that produce spores, according to their physical characteristics.

Science Learning Activities: Students will learn about how plants respond to light, gravity, and heat. Students will conduct research through reading passages about plant responses. They will hypothesize about what will happen to plants when they are given no light, turned over, or results of different temperatures on a plant. They will also make observations of these plants and the effects the stimuli will have. Students will classify plants as either flowering or nonflowering.

Science Vocabulary:

Dormancy: when plants growth stops or slows down in order to stay alive

Germination: when a seed begins to grow

Wilting: the drooping and shriveling up of s plant, usually due to lack of water or heat

Science Vocabulary:

function: purpose

roots: part of the plant that soaks up the nutrients and water from the soil, holds the plant in the ground

stem: part of the plant that brings the water and nutrients to the rest of the plant, holds the plant up

leaves: part of the plant that makes the food

photosynthesis: the process which a plant makes its own food

seeds: the part of the plant that is responsible for reproduction of the plant

Math Learning Targets:

Students will be able to describe and classify polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals by their attributes.

Math Learning Activities:

Students will complete My Math chapter 13 and take an assessment. Then, we will begin our unit on classifying and describing polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals from My Math chapter 14. Students will participate in practice activities and work in small groups.  

IXL: CC4, CC1, CC6, DD3

ELA Activities: Students will participate in small groups during centers and also practicing on Iready and Istation.

ELA Learning Targets:

LAFS.3.Rl.2.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences paragraphs in a text…

3.RL.2.8: Describe how paragraphs in a text are connected by comparisons.

3.L.3.4b: Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word.

Comprehension: My Very Own Room

Writing Targets

3.W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

IXL: C.3, C.4, CC.2, Y.1

Social Studies: SS.G.2.1 Label the countries and commonwealths in North America (Canada, United States, Mexico) and in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica).


















Separate- to set apart or keep apart

Determination- a firm purpose

Storage- a place for keeping things for future use

Crate- a box made of pieces of wood

Exact- very accurate

Ruined- damaged greatly or destroyed

Luckiest- having the best luck


Native- originally living or growing in a place

Shouldn’t- contraction of should not

Research- careful study or investigation in order to learn facts

Sprout- to begin to grow

Clumps- groups or clusters, as of dirt or plants