Marking Period 2 Weeks 1 - 7 focuses on multiplication and division within 100. Throughout instruction of multiplication and division, students should understand and be able to use the terms
groups, sets, rows, and columns as related words representing the concept of equal groups. Grade 3 students are responsible for the terms
product and quotient, but not the terms factor, dividend, and divisor
In weeks 1-2, students examine the structure of poetry
and how events unfold in narrative poetry. They discuss how poets convey point
of view or theme and engage the reader using literal and nonliteral language.
In weeks 3-4, students draw on knowledge of story structure to analyze plays.
They learn how playwrights communicate a central message by capturing the voice
of the characters being portrayed and how this portrayal helps the audience
understand the message. Language/Vocabulary:
Engage in collaborative discussions; determine main ideas and details of a
text; ask and answer questions about information from a speaker; determine
meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words/phrases; understand word
relationships and meanings; use spatial and temporal words in conversation.In weeks 5-9, students ask and answer questions about how ideas develop and connect in informational text. Students explain how text, text features, online features, and search tools clarify information relevant to a topic and use knowledge gained from illustrations and the words to demonstrate understanding of a text. They identify the relationships between scientific concepts and steps in procedures. They make connections between ideas to identify text structure used to describe the scientific concepts of heating and cooling.
Students will be using the Words Their Way word study program.
In Marking Period 2 students investigate actions and processes that
cause physical changes to the observable properties of materials and develop
their understanding of these concepts in the Measurement Topic of Physical
Sciences. In weeks 1–5, students investigate how various processes such as
separating, mixing, dissolving, heating, and cooling change the properties of
materials and relate to conservation of matter. As students identify and
describe changes to the observable properties of materials, they develop an
understanding of how tools, materials, and processes are used to carry out
tasks in the Measurement Topic of Engineering and Technology. During weeks 5–8
students investigate the processes of heating and cooling and the impact of
temperature change on materials. Students also explore the influence of human
wants or needs on heating and cooling technology.
Marking Period 2, students expand their understanding of geography by comparing
places and regions around the world. In weeks 2-4, students learn about the
role of basic infrastructure in developing and expanding cities through the
exploration of natural/physical and human-made features, as well as, population
distribution in Montgomery County, Maryland, the United States, North America,
and the world. The critical thinking skill of evaluation is developed as
students select and justify their choices of the Seven Wonders of Montgomery
County, Maryland, the United States, North America, and the world. In weeks 5-7
students’ study focuses on comparing geographic characteristics of places and
regions on the continent of Africa. Students have the opportunity to
participate in a research project that explores how people modify and adapt to
the environment. In week 8, students gather information and describe how
geographic characteristics have changed in cities in Africa and how these
changes have affected daily life. In week 9, students conclude the marking
period by determining why people make decisions about protecting the
environment. Throughout the marking period, students are encouraged to use the
academic success skill of metacognition to monitor, adjust, and explain their
Common Sense Education
Periodically, students will be engaged in the Common Sense Education Curriculum during media classes with Miss Kleponis. This curriculum focuses on digital citizenship, empowering students "to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online." Each lesson comes with a Family Tip Sheet. Please feel free to download the tip sheet for use at home.
Lesson 1: Rings of Responsibility