Week of 4-30

Science Learning Targets:  How do living things change with seasons? What do plants need? How do plants and animals get energy?

Science Learning Activities: Unit 7 test. Unit 8: Living Things Change

Students will describe how animals and plants respond to changing seasons. Students will also recognize that plants use energy from the sun, air and water to make their own food.

Math Learning Targets: Students will work on a review of addition and subtraction strategies.  

Math Learning Targets: Students will practice the split strategy, jump strategy and the shortcut strategy.  

IXL: C.1-16, D.1-9

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 be able to describe a logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence). Students will also demonstrate the ability to determine the meaning of general academic words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

ELA Activities:

Students will be reading the story “Animal Homes” 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: B.4, D.4, T.3, Y.4

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

Hives- boxes or houses that bees live in

Architects- people who design buildings

Structures- things that are built

Contain- to hold inside

Retreats- goes back

Shallow-not deep

Shelter- something that covers or protects

Spelling

The VC/CV and VC/V Pattern

Pilot

Diner

Tiger

Favor

Lemon

Planet

Model

Shady

Robot

Tiny

Label

Cozy

Silent

Spider

Frozen

 

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.