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3rd Grade Class News

Week of April 13th

on April 12, 2015

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Spring Break. 

**Science – We will begin to study Matter.

**Math:  We will finish Division.  We will continue to work on Multiplication Facts.  We will review Fractions.

**Language Arts:  We will continue to work on writing a paragraph.  We will review Author’s Purpose – Persuade, Inform, Entertain.  We will read poetry for understanding.  We will finish Synonyms and Antonyms.  We will have a spiral review test on Synonyms, Antonyms and Homophones.  We will review identifying the Main Idea  and Supporting Details while reading.

**We will continue to work on reading fluently and using comprehension strategies such as finding the main idea, details, prediction, fact and opinion and inference.  We will continue to learn about comparing and contrasting elements of literature.  We will begin to learn about Cause and Effect.

Multiplication Facts Ice cream party

We will continue to work on our Multiplication Facts.  We will have our Multiplication Ice Cream Party on Friday, May 1st.


Weekly Reading Logs:  This week, we will have a new selection to read and fill out each day.  On Day 4, please fill out the back of the sheet.  This is a change.*  Please return the Reading Folder Daily.


Vocabulary Words for the week:

Commutative       Inverse

Partition          Poem

Poet              Poetry

Relate            Strategy

Purpose           Persuade

Entertain          Inform


Weekly Testing:

This week, we will have the following tests and quizzes:

***Monday – Synonyms and Antonyms Graded Classwork

***Tuesday – Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones Test

***Wednesday – Quiz on Author’s Purpose

***Wednesday – Writing Prompt Taken Up For Grade

***Thursday – Test on Author’s Purpose

***Thursday – Matter Test

***Friday – Vocabulary Test

***Friday – Reading Comprehension Test

***Friday – Division Test





Important Dates:

April 24th – Father/Daughter Dance

April 24th – Byrd 3rd Grade Hosts Arbor Day for all 3 elementary schools

May 1st – MAP testing ends

May 7th & 8th – Third Grade Reading SOL test

May 14th & 15th – Third Grade Math SOL test

May 25th – Memorial Day – Student Holiday

May 26th – Field Day

May 27th – Awards Assembly

May 28th – Westview Pool Party

May 29th – Last Day of School

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