Grade 3

Daily Schedule

General Schedule 

Math

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  groupssetsrows, 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 factordividend, and divisor .

Reading/Writing

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.

Spelling

Students will be using the Words Their Way word study program.

Science

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.

Social Studies

In 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 thinking.

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

Contact

Mr. Bert Delpierre | Mrs. Christina Gorski McDermott | Mr. Sean Rotter

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