Previous Weeks – Grade 3

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 3 Archive 2015/2016

Grade 3 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 3 Archive 2017/2018


Review and Exam Week

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

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Week 26

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be looking at the use of auxiliary verbs ( helping verbs) also we will be covering the difference between action and state verbs. If there is time we will review parts of speech. The reading text will be taken from page 192 of the course book – Half a Chick.

Spelling words: input, preset, misuse, inside, preview, incorrect, pretest, mislead, preheat, indoors, misplace, preschool,misread, mismatch, misspell.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

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Week 25

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will cover the subject verb agreement and the correct use of was, were, am, is & are. We’ll also review the use of adjectives and the reading text will be taken from page 182 of the course book – Gramps and the Fiddle Barn.

Spelling Words Week 22: ought, soft, yawn, walk long, also, thaw, lost, cause, taught, pause, straw, false, author, almost.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

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Week 24

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering the different sounds  “oo”  makes in words. We will also review the use of the third person “s” in sentences and practice using adjectives. Reading practice will be taken from the chapter entitled – How Flea Saved the River – on page 172 of the course book

Spelling words: threw, cool, foot, cook, bruise, hook, tool, brook, booth, school, choose, balloon, cartoon, afternoon,understood..

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

This week we will begin chapter 9 in the textbook: Compare Fractions. The students will learn to compare and model fractions with the same denominator, numerator, or any combination. This will be a precursor to understanding and connecting the idea of fractions and their corespondents with measurement.

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Week 23

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be reviewing the use of adverbs and adjectives. Also we are going to look at sentence structure and the correct use of the present continuous tense. For reading practice we will cover the chapter in the course book on page 162 – Sue and the Big Bad Wolf.

Spelling Words Week 20: form, wore, fourth, soar, warn, perfect, girl, burn, work, earth,bigger, finest, lonely, refill, dishone

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

This week the students will continue their exploration of fractions in the world of mathematics. They will gain an understanding of how fractions work in useful and practical ways of everyday life. Vocabulary associated with these lessons: Fraction, Unit Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Fractions in a Group to find a Whole.

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Week 22

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be looking at the correct use of the indefinite article

  i.e. a & an. Also we will cover vowel and consonant sounds.in addition we will review and practice the use of adjectives and reading the chapter on page 152, entitled, Did You Know?, from the course book.
Spelling Words Week 19: undo, redo, dislike, react, refill,uneasy, reread, unlike, remove, dishonest, unhappy, rebuild, displease, uncover, rewrite.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

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Week 21

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

Grade 3 English will learn how to spell nicer, finest, useful, bigger, really, nicest, faster, lonely, quickly, careful, smaller, playful, biggest, slowly, thankful. They will learn what adjectives are and how to properly use them in a sentence. They will also learn the correct use of ‘est’ on the end of words as well as how to use ‘more’ and ‘most’ in sentences. This week we will start the Great Barrier Reef project. Finally, they will practice their reading skills by reading “How Flea Saved the River” in their Climbing Higher book.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

This week in math we will be introducing the concept of fractions and vocabulary associated through lessons in the book along with activities and exercises as a group. Vocabulary; Equal Parts of a Whole, Equal Shares, Unit Fractions of a Whole.

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

1.      Identify subject and object pronouns.
2.       Possessive pronouns and the use of the possessive apostrophe.
3.      Reading comprehension.
4.      Identify the subject and the verb in sentences.
5.      Identifying common and proper nouns.
6.      Correcting the errors in sentences.
Creative Writing
Antonym
Page 55
Letter Scramble
Page 61
Clues
Page 61
Fill in the blanks
Pages 62 – 63, 68 – 69, 78 – 79
Rhymes
Page 67
Proof Reading
Page 64, 70, 80
Write a paragraph about what you want to be when you grow up

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

Science
Unit 4
Ecosystems and Interactions
Lesson 1, 3, 5
Unit 5
Changes to Earth’s Surface
Lesson 1, 2 and 4
page 225 – 226

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

1.   Rounding and Estimation
2.   Addition and Subtraction of 3 digit numbers
(find the sum/find the difference)
3.   Understanding Graphs
(Picture, Vertical/Horizontal Bar, and Frequency Tables)
4.   Multiplication
a.   Count Equal Groups
b.   Skip count on a number line
c.   Models with Arrays, Represent a multiplication sentence with an Array,
or Represent an Array with a multiplication sentence.
d.   Basic Times Tables
e.   Distributive and Associative Properties of Multiplication
f.     Problem Solving with Multiplication
5. Understanding Division (count back to subtract, and Count Equal Groups
Health
Unit one
Physical Health
Lesson 6 A Dip in the Pool
Lesson 7 Should Lance Accept the Offer
Lesson 8 Look at Our Posters.
Lesson 9 – 10 Give Them A Break
Lesson 11 – 12 Something To Chew on

 

Social Studies
Chapter 1 Unit 2: Democratic Principles
*     The Democratic Method
*     Democracy in the school
*     Democracy in the community
(15 questions total)

 

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Week 18

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be looking at words that use the er sound. We will also review how to identify and write sentences using  pronouns (plural, singular, subject, object, and pronoun antecedent agreement). Finally, we will practice their reading skills by reading “Did You Know?” in their Climbing Higher book.

Spelling Words: word, girl, burn, work, hurt, verse, purse, clerk, earth, perfect, first, pearl, answer, person, thirsty.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

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Week 17

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be concentrating on words with the- or- sound and continuing practicing subject, object and possessive pronouns. Also reading practice from the Climbing Higher course book.

Spelling Words Week 16:
coarse, warm, soar, wore, swarm, form, story, warn, bore, sport, glory, force, course, before, fourth.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

This week Students will begin Chapter 5 Use Multiplication Facts. They will be expected to have a knowledge and understanding of the following vocabulary; Array, Factor, Distributive Property, Communicative Property, Equation, Product, Place Value, and Pattern.

An outline of this weeks lessons wil be:

Finding Unknown Numbers

Problem Solving using Distributive Property of Multiplication

Multiplying 1 digit numbers by multiples of 10. The final lesson will be a

Chapter 5 Review Test.

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Week 16

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will continue to practice with subject and object pronouns also looking at possessive pronouns and the use of the possessive apostrophe. We will continue reading from the course book.If there is time we will practice sentence structure.

Spelling Words: Week 15: title, rattle, saddle, gnat, knight, wrench, rough, edge, police, giant, judge, hotel, seven, broken, taken.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

This week we will be covering a review of Multiplication and the vocabulary associated with the Math. The students will be introduced to Division, and its basic concepts, examples through pictures and structure, different learning styles and methods. Teacher will incorporate repetitious review of multiplication.

 

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Week 15

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering and practicing the use of possessive pronouns. i.e mine, his, hers and their. The reading text will be taken from climbing Higher page 112 – Proud of You.

Spelling Words: week 14
robin, petal, seven, solid, final, given, color, hotel, wagon, music, total, cabin, taken, pupil, broken.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

During week 13, Grade 3 Maths will maintain a strong routine in memorization of all times tables and understanding of both Distribtive, and Associative Properties of multiplication. Understanding and practice will be reflected in workbook, both during class and homework.

 

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Week 14

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be studying object and subject pronouns also reviewing common and proper nouns. Reading practice will be from page 103 of the course book.

Spelling Words :  ice, age, rice, edge, stage, giant, range, judge, ledge, police, recent, bridge, office,strange, central.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

 

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Week 13

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering words with silent letters, Pronouns and also reviewing Common nouns and Proper Nouns.

Spelling Words: gnat, knew, sign, knob, gnaw, write, knees, wrinkle, kneel, wrist, cough, known, rough, wrench, knight.

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

 

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Week 12

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering words that end in- le, and also possessive nouns, using the possessive apostrophe. As you are probably aware there is a national  holiday on Friday, so this week’s spelling test will be on Thursday.

Spelling Words: title, table, uncle, apple, cable, bubble, beetle, rattle, purple, little, middle, simple, saddle, trouble, scribble.

 

 


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

 

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

    1. Punctuation –Demonstrating the correct use of question marks and full stops.

    2. Vowels – Identifying different vowel sounds in given words.

    3. Reading Comprehension – Answering questions on a given text.

    4. Subject and Predicate – Identifying the subject and predicate in various simple sentences.

    5. Compound Sentences – Forming compound sentences from two simple sentences.

    6. Coordinating conjunctions – showing the correct use of coordinating conjunctions to make compound sentences.

    7. Common and Proper Nouns – Identifying nouns and categorizing them into proper and common nouns.

    8. Compound Words – Identifying compound words in a given text.

 


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

    Unit 1 – Investigating Questions
     • Lesson 1, 3, and 5
     • Page 47 -48

    Unit 2 – The Engineering process
     • Lesson 1 and 3
     • page 83 – 84

    Unit 3 – Plants and Animals
     • Lesson 1, 2, 4 and 6

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

    1. Rounding and Estimating​ to the nearest tens and hundreds.
    2. Adding and Subtraction ​within 1000’s, estimate the sum, also recognising break apart
    methods.
    3. Represent and Interpret​ Data through graphs.

 

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Week 9

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we are studying the consonant blends str, scr, spr. The reading focus will be- Pets Tell Us on page 82 of the course book. We will also review and practice singular and plural nouns.

Spelling words:
spray street sprint stripe screen strong spring stray scream strike spread string sprout scratch scream


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

Overview for Week

 

Multiply with 3 and 6

 

Objectives: Students to be well versed in the Multiplication Operation of 3 and 6.

 

Assessment: Evidence of a good understanding of the lesson Objectives. (Taken from student books)

 

Distributive Property

 

Objectives: Students to be able to accurately simplify a difficult Multiplication problem into a simpler form using the Distributive property

 

Assessment: Evidence of a good understanding of the lesson Objectives. (Taken from student books)

 

Multiply with 7

 

Objectives: Students to become proficient with the Multiplication Operation of 7.

 

Assessment: Evidence of a good understanding of the lesson Objectives. (Taken from student books)

 

Associative Property of Multiplication

 

Objectives: Students to learn that the Associative Property of Multiplication means that the groupings of the factors will not affect the result of the product.

 

Assessment: Evidence of a good understanding of the lesson Objectives. (Taken from student books)

 

Chapter 3 Review Test

 

Objectives: Students to test their understanding of Chapter 3 on all times tables and Vocabulary learned thus far.

 

Assessment: Evidence of a good understanding of the lesson Objectives. (Taken from student books)

 

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Week 8

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be reviewing common and proper nouns also compound words. In addition we will be introducing abbreviations and reading Champ on Patrol page 72 of Climbing Higher.

Spelling Words:
foil, loud, gown, coil, house, annoy, growl, moist, enjoy, round, spoil, mouse, clown, bounce, cowboy


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

 

In our 8TH week of the semester we will look into and understand the process living things go through during their life cycle. We will also look at how living things adapt to their environments.

Will look at how living things change over time and how they adapt as their environment changes.

Vocabulary

 

Metamorphosis

Larva

Pupa

 

We will look at examples of how animals have changed over time and talk about why they have adapted.

Let’s have a great week.

Teacher Michael

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

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Week 7

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering words with ch, tch and sh sounds. Also concept checking compound and simple sentences and doing lesson 6 from the course book – A Big Fan.

Spelling Words:
chin, itch, push, chef, when, wash, much, sharp, pitch, where, peach, child, wheat, chance, machine


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

In our 7th week of the semester we will look into and understand the process living things go through during their life cycle. We will also look at how living things adapt to their environments.

Will look at how living things change over time and that the adapt as their environment changes.

Vocabulary

 

Life cycle

Germinate

Flower

Reproduce

Cones

Pollen

Pollination

Spores

We will look at examples of how plants have changed over time and talk about why they have adapted.

We will continue building the popsicle stick bridge on Thursday and Friday .

Let’s have a great week.

Teacher Michael

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

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Week 6

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will review subject and predicate; introduce the concept of compound words.For the grammar focus we will look at the difference between common and proper nouns.

Grade 3 English Spelling Words:
pickup, cannot, outside, bedroom, upstairs, raindrop, baseball, hallway, airplane, mailbox, sunshine, homework, classroom, something, playground

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

This week is project week!

We are going to do design build and test Popsicle Stick Bridge.
We have been talking about the Design Process and now the students will use it to design and build their own bridges.

Each student will create their own bridge and at the end of the week we will test them to see who has created the strongest bridge.

Let’s have a great week.
Teacher Michael
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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

 

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Week 5

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be reviewing the grammar from previous weeks. This includes when and how to use punctuation marks and how to write a complete sentences with subjects and predicates.

Spelling: Our spelling words this week will also be a review from past weeks.
Clock, drink, team, layer, toast, stain, slow, moved, hopped, folded, waking, ladies, flies, bushes, games

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

This week we will look into Technology and how it has such a big part in our everyday lives. We will research the main effects of technology and how it has changed society.

We will take a closer look at cell phones and how they have changed so much over the last 20 years. Also we will talk about how they will continue to change and what features might change on them.

The key vocabulary we will be working with this week will be:

    • Technology

On Friday we will Have a quiz that will contribute to the student’s midterm and final grade.

Let’s have a great week.
Teacher Michael
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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Kyle Johnson

Learn to represent and interpret data using various methods. Horizontal bar graphs, scales, vertical bar graphs, tally tables, line plots, and frequency tables
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Week 4

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will continue to learn about sentence structure, specifically focusing on Subjects and Predicates. We will also continue studying our transition words (first, then, next, finally) in more detail.

Spelling: Our spelling words this week focus on plural endings, how and when to make certain words plural.
ants, toys, flies, things, boxes, games, lines, rocks, wishes, ladies, dishes, babies, bushes, glasses, puppies

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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

In our 4th week of the semester we will look at how Engineers solve problems and build things to help us in our everyday lives. We will learn about the different tools they use and how they use them.

We will look at examples of plans for famous building that the students will be able to recognise to ensure they understand the process that Engineers go through.

The key vocabulary we will be working with this week will be:

Design process

On Friday we will have a quiz that will contribute to the student’s midterm and final grade.
Let’s have a great week.
Teacher Michael
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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Constance McDaniel

 

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Week 3

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be covering long vowel sounds; identifying the complete subject and predicate of a sentence. Also reading  – Down the Hill- starting on page 32 of the student’s book.

Spelling Words Week 3:
deep
play
lean
glow
team
away
slow
trail
dream
stain
toast
speed
raise
sweet
layer

 


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

In our third week of the semester we will continue to look into how scientists investigate different questions that they come across during their experiments. We will learn about the different tools they use and how they use them.

The key vocabulary we will be working with this week will be:

Data

Evidence

Chart

Data table

Bar graph

Map

On Friday we will have a test that will contribute to the student’s midterm and final grade.

Let’s have a great week.

Teacher Michael

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Constance McDaniel

 

 

Grade 3 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 2

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

 This week we will be covering words that end in ed and ing also we’ll be looking at the difference between questions and statements. Reading comprehension (Identifying the main idea and supporting details).

Spelling Words Week 2
1.   saved
2.   moved
3.   riding
4.   waking
5.   pulled
6.   taking.
7  . hopped
8.   baking
9.    picked
10.  having
11.  letting
12.  running
13.  drawing
14.  folded
15.  shopped

 


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

This week we will look at A look at how scientists investigate different questions that that the come across during their experiments.

The key vocabulary we will be working with this week will be:

Microscope

Graduated cylinder

Temperature

On Friday we will have a pop quiz that will contribute to the student’s midterm and final grade.

Let’s have a great week.

Teacher Michael

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Constance McDaniel

 

 

Grade 3 Art
Teacher Emily Barnes

 

Hello Parents and Teachers!

I’m the new primary Art Teacher at ABS and need your help! For future creative projects in the classroom I need to make a collection of recycled items. Could you please start collecting cardboard tubes, toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, plastic bottle lids, yogurt pots, drink cartons, straws, and plastic bottles… other items you think could be used are most welcome.

NO GLASS PLEASE.

Please make sure all items are clean before dropping them off at the art room or you can give them to me at morning assembly.

Thank you so much,

Teacher Emily

 

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Week 1

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Grade 3 English
Teacher Mark Jones

This week we will be looking at sentence structure: identifying the subject and verb also understanding their function within the sentence. Additionally we will cover the association of short vowel sounds with the correct letters. Furthermore,over the next 2 weeks I intend to evaluate each students reading level and assign reading practice based on their ability. Finally we’ll review and practice the correct conjugation of the verb to be.

Week 1 Spelling Words;
this, went, jump, still, last, dust, tell, drop, shut, lamp, stop, felt, drink, clock, stand.

 


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Grade 3 Science
Teacher Michael Fitzpatrick

In our first week back we will start to look into the different processes that scientists use to conduct experiments.

Infer
observe
Experiment
Variable
Investigation
Predict
Hypothesis
Let’s have a fantastic first week
T Mike

 

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Grade 3 Math
Teacher Constance McDaniel

 

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