Third Grade News October 28- Nov. 1, 2013 Things to Know! • Please sign agendas daily • Students are to read nightly for 30 minutes. Record books read on a reading log with time and parent initials each day. Any reading assignment can be counted toward the 30 minutes. • Practice weekly Spelling words- http://spellingcity.com/sbrickey • Practice math skills we are learning on IXL.com • Remember to send in Box Tops! • We are working on the 5 and 6 multiplication facts this week. Please make sure your child is studying multiplication tables well enough to take timed tests at no more than 3 seconds per fact or answer 50 facts in 2-1/2 minutes. • Visit my teacher’s page to access educational links to practice skills we are learning across the curriculum Dates to Remember! October 30- PARS Testing October 31- 0-6 Timed multiplication test Chapter 2 Social Studies Test November 2- C. T. Walker Fall Festival Book Fair “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller Skills for the Week: Reading: Craft and Structure ELACCRL3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. ELACC3RL5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections. Grammar: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking ELACC3L2d-Form/use possessive and plural nouns ELACC3L1b: Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns. Writing: Text Types and Purposes 3W2a: Introduce a topic and group related info/include illustrations when useful Math: Multiplication and Division MCC3.OA.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5=40, one knows 40 : 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers. MCC3.NBT.3 Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (e.g. 9 x 80, 5 x 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. MCC3.NBT.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. Social Studies: Natural Resources SS3E1 Students will describe the four types of productive resources.