Ms. Fowler and Mrs. Horan~ Class 301
Mrs. Mir ~ Class 302
Ms. Brown ~ Class 391
Mrs. Schlesinger ~ Class 292
Reading
We will be working on Unit 2 Module B. The big idea of this unit is for students to understand that photographs, illustrations, and captions helps us master concepts in informational texts. Students will use evidence to identify the main idea and key details of a text. They will also explore content to recognize that families, schools, and communities, differ, from place to place around the world.
We will be reading the following:

What Is a Community?

Around Our Way on Neighbor’s Day

City Homes

A Visit to Cuba
Essential Questions

How do features of text help a reader understand the main idea?

How do writers group information and illustrations to create a main idea?
Test Prep
Students in 3rd grade are reviewing test taking strategies in ELA and Math.
Students should be familiar with the following ELA Strategies:

R.A.F.F.T

F.U.N

R.E.L.A.X
Math Strategies:
Students should be about to solve and explain their thinking by using math vocabulary. We are encouraging the students to do the following when asking math questions:

Model

Create an Equation

Give a Statement

Box in their solution ( Final answer)
NYS TEST DATES
ELA March 25th and 26th
Math April 21st and 22nd
Math
In Math, we will be learning about Fraction Equivalence and Comparison. Some of the essential understanding we will discover are:

The same fractional amount can be represented by an infinite set of different but equivalent fractions.

There are a limitless number of fraction names for each point on a number line.

If two fractions have the same denominator, the fraction with the greater numerator is the greater fraction.

If two fractions have the same numerator, the fraction with the greater denominator is less that the other fraction.

Benchmark numbers such as 0, 1/2 , and 1 can be used to compare fractions.

Whole numbers can be represented by many different fraction names.
Science
Key Vocabulary
Organism root
cell nutrients
life cycle stem
metamorphosis leaf
larva seed
pupa deciduous
inherit chlorophyll
Learning Objectives
Living and Nonliving Things:
I can compare living and nonliving things.
I can look for the sequence in which living things change.
Types of Plants
I can look for details about the things plants need to live.
I can look for details about different kinds of plants.
I can look for effects of plants using water and light.
Social Studies
In Social studies, students will be introduced to various countries and communities in the world. These countries include China, Nigeria, Egypt and Peru. Throughout these units you can expect your child to be able to:

Create a travel brochure that explains key concepts concerning the country of study.

Analyze examples of informational books to gain an understanding of how this type of book is organized in order to create their own books.

Learn how to write an informative paragraph to convey information presented.

Investigate the food, clothing, homes and culture of these countries.

Explore holidays and inventions created and celebrated in these countries.

Describe how human activities alter places and regions.