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Title: Mrs. Lisa BrubakerMr. Ken Caudle


Welcome to Third Grade
  • Mrs. Lisa Brubaker Mr. Ken Caudle
  • Ms. Virginia Davis Mrs. Cindy Resendes
  • Mrs. Connie Ngo Mrs. Maria Glazener

  • Follow school, classroom, and bus rules!
  • Have supplies ready each morning.
  • Independence is recommended.
  • Start Morning Work quickly.
  • Homework completed Monday-Thursday and is
    returned the next day.
  • Long range projects studying for tests require
  • Take Home Tuesday folder send back signed on
  • Calling home for left items is not encouraged.
  • Bring Library books back in a timely manner.
  • Wear sneakers on PE day.
  • Working cooperatively with classmates
  • promotes learning.

  • Common Core Essential Standards provide the
    foundation for our instruction.
  • System-wide Pacing Guide used to plan what is
    taught each Quarter.
  • Students will be asked to explain their math
    thinking often!
  • 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice will be
    used to facilitate students mathematical
    thinking as they problem solve in math.

Math Units
  • 1st Quarter
  • Unit 1 - Applying Place Value to Addition and
  • Unit 2 - Exploring Perimeter
  • Unit 3 - Developing an Understanding of Fractions
  • Unit 4 - Exploring Multiplication
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Unit 5 - Using Addition and Subtraction
  • Unit 6 - Telling Time and Problem Solving
  • Unit 7 - Reason with Shapes
  • Unit 8 - Develop Multiplication Strategies

Math Topics
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Unit 9 - Solve Problems with Mass and Volume
  • Unit 10 - Measure Perimeter and Area
  • Unit 11 - Explore Division Relate to
  • Unit 12 - Compare Fractions/Models
  • 4th Quarter
  • Unit 13 - Multiply and Divide and Problem Solve
  • Unit 14 - Data with Fractional Amounts
  • Unit 15 - Investigate Linear and Area Measurement
  • Unit 16 - Fluency in Problem Solving

  • Parent Support With Math
  • Have your child explain his/her math thinking.
  • Review homework.
  • Use flashcard drill to become fluent with facts.
  • Encourage double-checking of all math work.
  • Use math vocabulary.
  • Use the calculator.
  • Use problem-solving strategies.
  • Use on-line math games for practice in all math

Common Core ELA Standards
  • Focus on both reading of literature and
    informational reading.
  • Expectations are for students to dig deep into
    what they read comprehension and vocabulary
    work will have more rigor.

Reading Pacing Guide
  • Unit 1 Main Idea and Supporting Details/Context
  • Unit 2 Sequence, Cause Effect, Compare and
  • Unit 3- Character Analysis and Research
  • Unit 4 Central Message and Point of View
  • Unit 5 Character Comparison/Cause Effect
  • Unit 6 Point of View

Reading Comprehension Skills
  • Sequence -Drawing Conclusions
  • Authors Purpose -Cause and Effect
  • Character -Context Clues
  • Setting -Visualizing
  • Plot -Generalizing
  • Fact and Opinion -Steps in a
  • Main idea/supporting details
  • Summarizing
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Predicting
  • Graphic Sources
  • Text Structure

3rd Grade Readers
  • Move from picture to chapter books.
  • Read fiction, nonfiction, informational
    materials, all genres.
  • Comprehend and analyze what is read.
  • Read for longer periods of time.

DIBELS - Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early
Literacy SkillsTRC Text Reading and
  • Dibels assessments provide insight into your
    childs reading fluency levels and comprehension
    levels. Look for a Home Connect Letter once we
    have completed the Beginning of Year assessments
    for information for you to support your childs
    reading progress.
  • Third graders will be assessed with the Beginning
    of Year Dibels assessments starting in September.

Third Grade Writing Skills
  • Create written texts using correct
    capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure,
    and organization.
  • Create a good paragraph with a topic and closing
    sentence, as well as lots of elaboration and
  • Correct use of grammar and its elements
  • Use strategies for spelling.
  • Learn to edit and revise
  • Quarter 1 Narrative Story
  • Quarter 2 Argument/Opinion
  • Quarter 3 Information/Explanatory
  • Quarter 4 Year End Review
  • Ongoing focus on written responses to reading
  • using details from the text to support the
  • response. This will be done across the content
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Social Studies-New Essential Standards in Place
Unit 1 5 themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions Absolute and relative location How people adapt to different environments Comparison of various regions Maps and globes Unit 2 Local Government Development of local government Structure How it serves citizens 3 Branches How citizens participate in the community Unit 3 History of local and regional communities Key local historic events Analyze the impact made by local historic figures Ideas that were significant in the development of local communities Unit 4 Change over time for events, people, places Ideas that led to the development of communities How historical events affect a community Historical evidence of community change over time.
Social Studies continued
Unit 5 Analyze the impact made by diverse historical figures in local communities Compare language, foods, and traditions of various groups in the local community Exemplify how various groups show artistic expression in the local community Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share (food, clothes, art, etc.) Unit 6 Explain how locations of regions and natural resources affect economic development Explain why people become entrepreneurs Give examples of entrepreneurship in regions of our state Exemplify how citizens adapt, change, and protect the natural environment Content Reading Informational reading with our social studies topics is important to each childs comprehension progress. Projects and Tests The 3rd grade teachers provide project information ahead of time. Major social studies tests will be announced and a study guide provided along with in-class review.
ScienceNew Essential Standards in Place
1st Quarter Function of plant structures roots, stems, leaves, flowers. How environment affects plant growth and survival. Stages of life cycle of a plant. Properties of sand, clay, and humus that support plant survival. 2nd Quarter Patterns in the earth/moon/sun system. Shadows as caused by Earths movement. Earths freshwater and saltwater features oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, and glaciers. Land features volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, etc. 3rd Quarter Structure and properties of matter as they undergo change. Solids, liquids, gases. Changes due to heat. Transfer of energy from one object to another. Motion and factors that affect motion. 4th Quarter Human body systems for protection, movement, and support. Functions of the skeletal and muscular system. Skins role in protection and health.
A 93-100
B 85-92
C 84-77
D 70-76
F 69 Below
  • The revised 3-5 report cards also are tied in
    with Power School,
  • the online student information tool. This allows
    parents to view their
  • childs progress in class assignments and
    participation. Please use this resource!
  • Further info on how parents access this will be
    coming in October.
  • Your child will receive grades in Reading, ELA,
    Math, Science, Social Studies.

Quarter Tests and End of Grade
  • Quarter Tests - a reading and math quarter test
    will be given to all 3rd graders to determine if
    the standards for the quarter were mastered.
    These tests are created by our Central Office
    Assessment teams.
  • 1st Quarter Testing Dates
  • Reading Monday, Oct. 27th
  • Math Tuesday, Oct. 28th
  • End of Grade testing dates will occur in the last
    10 days of school.
  • End of Grade tests are developed by DPI.

If your child is a 3rd Grader
  • Your child will be assessed in reading at the
  • middle and end of the year.
  • Those assessments will give information to the
    teacher about the instructional needs of your
  • Your child will take the North Carolina End of
    Grade Test at the end of third grade.

Additional Info
  • Field Trips and Programs have been scheduled.
    Notice went home to parents in THT today.
  • We encourage use of the Online Pay System. Trips
    will be listed under Third Grade.
  • On out of county field trips we strongly
    recommend a Notarized Parent Permission form
    completed with medical emergency info and
  • Getting Field Trip Permission Forms and Fees back
    quickly is a great help!
  • Parent ROADMAP for ELA and MATH went home in THT

  • Grade Parent will be needed to help with
    afternoon activities. Your childs afternoon
    teacher will be communicate with you when the
    time comes.
  • Questions?
  • Please send an email to your childs specific

W h a t c a n I d o t o h e l p m y c h i l
d ? ? Find some time for reading every day. ? Be
sure to read books that your child enjoys. If you
have selected a book, and then find you are not
interested in it, stop reading it and
select another one. ? Even 15 minutes a day will
make a big difference in your childs
achievement and enjoyment of reading. ? Take
books with you and your child everywhere you
go. ? Support your childs reading experience by
talking about the books and helping them
understand and interpret what they read. ? In
addition to reading books, children can practice
their reading skills by engaging in many
different online reading experiences. ?
Encouraging your child to continue flexing his or
her reading muscles is the single most important
thing you can do to help develop
literacy learning. ? Make reading together fun!
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