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What`s Happening This Week(Archived)
August 6 - 10
Due Date: 8/10/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Set up Math Journal

Multiplication and the Meaning of Factors/Division as an Unknown Factor


Set up FOSS Notebook



May 7 - 11
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


*Reviewing 2 step word problems (all 4 operations)

*Skills Test on Thursday

BOTH CLASSES will take the State Writing Assessment on Wednesday while they are with Mrs. Menifield.

April 30 - May 4
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Fluency - Quiz on 9s facts Friday, May 4th

STATE TESTS: Monday for Stafford's Homeroom and Tuesday for Menifield's Homeroom


April 23 - 27
Due Date: 4/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Fluency: Learning 9s facts - quiz on Friday

Skills: Two Step Word Problems and Review for Math State Test next week

April 16 - 20
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Fluency Quiz on 9s - Friday 4/20

Skill: Two-Step Word Problems using all four operations

April 9 - 13
Due Date: 4/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Fluency Quiz on Thursday -- study all facts we've learned so far! (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10)

Skill: Finding Perimeter of Polygons and Relating Area & Perimeter

Skills Test: Wednesday, April 11th

March 26 - 30
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Fluency: 7s multiplication/division quiz on Thursday, March 29th
  • Identifying Polygons & Quadrilaterals



March 5 - 9
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Case 21 Test is Tuesday, March 6th

January 22-26
Due Date: 1/22/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade


Skills Test on Graphs (Tuesday 1/23)

4s Multiplication/Division Fluency Quiz (Tuesday 1/23)

Introducing Fractions


December 11 - 15
Due Date: 12/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade


Two-Step Word Problem Skills Test


November 27 - December 1
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade


* Skills: 2 Step Word Problems using Addition and Subtraction

* Fluency: Please study Multiplication/Division Facts with your child each night! Timed Quizzes are every Friday.

December 4 - 8
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade


* Reviewing Skills for Case 21 Math Test on Wedneseday

* Daily Grade on Two-Step Word Problems

* Fluency Quiz on Friday

* Graded Papers will come home on Wednesday...please sign and return the next day. (D/F papers and the folder itself.) 


August 7 - 11
Due Date: 8/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade


Skills - Properties of Addition and Arithmetic Patterns

Fluency - Addition/Subtraction Fluency Quiz on Friday (50 questions/timed)


Investigating "What is a Scientist?"



January 2 - 6
Due Date: 1/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • "4s" Multiplication/Division Facts -- Quiz on Friday
  • Graphs/Graphing -- Picture Graphs, Bar Graphs
  • Reading/Understanding Graphs
  • Drawing Graphs to Represent Data

November 7 - 11
Due Date: 11/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Learning "6s" multipication facts
  • Quiz Friday on x/÷ facts (50 problems/5 minutes)
  • Skill: Understanding & Measuring Area

October 24 - 28
Due Date: 10/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Fluency Quiz on Friday covering X/÷ Facts (0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s) - timed 5 min/50 questions
  • Calculating Elapsed Time to the Minute
  • Measurement: Volume and Mass


October 3 - 7
Due Date: 10/3/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Multiplication Fluency Quiz on Friday (0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s facts) 25 problems/5 min.
  • Multiplication/Division Skills Test -- Part 1 Wednesday, Part 2 Thursday
  • Review Study Guide with your child

Sept. 26 - Sept. 30
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Skills Test Tuesday - Understanding Multiplication & Division (please sign Study Guide & return)
  • Begin working on Multiplication/Division Word Problems
  • Review Multiplication Facts - 0s, 1s, 2s, 10s
  • New Multiplication Fact - 5s
  • Fluency Quiz on Friday (25 problems/5 min.)

Week of August 29 - September 2
Due Date: 8/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Reviewing skills: 2 digit addition/subtraction w/regrouping, word problems, rounding, and missing addends.
  • Rounding Quiz on Wednesday.
  • Skills Assessment 1 on Friday.
  • Fact Fluency Quiz on Friday (50 problems/5 min.)


  • Scientific Method


  • Please send a 3 oz bar of Ivory or Palmolive Soap for your child to use in Art Class. They will be sculpting with soap this 9 weeks.

Week of August 22 - 26
Due Date: 8/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Rounding to Tens and Hundreds
  • Fluency Quiz on Add/Sub Facts (0-20) on Friday (50 problems/5 minutes)


  • Scientific Method
  • Gummy Bear Experiment (observing/charting data/concluding)


  • Please send in a 3 oz bar of Ivory soap or a 3.2 oz bar of Palmolive soap for use in Art Activity Class (students will be sculpting with soap this 9 weeks) ...due by September 1st


Week of August 15 - 19
Due Date: 8/15/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade


  • Add within 1,000 using various strategies
  • Addition/Subtraction with regrouping daily grade  (Wednesday)
  • Explore Number Patterns
  • Fact Fluency Quiz on Friday (50 problems/5 minutes)


  • Exploring Scientific Method


August 8-12
Due Date: 8/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade



  • "Do the Math" screener
  • Identify & Explain addition patterns
  • Add within 1,000 using various strategies
  • addition/subtraction fluency quizzes begin this Friday (50 problems/5 min.)


  • Learning about the Scientific Method

September 21 - 25
Due Date: 9/21/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Spelling: close, seem, along, particle, something, bought, element, lady, atom, graph, enough, laughed, property, decimal, paragraph, photograph

Math: Multiplication Properties; Multiplying with Multiples of 10; Division

Multiplication Facts: 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s - Quiz Friday

Language Arts: Text Features, Affixes, Main Idea/Details, Compound and Complex Sentences

Word of the Day: Quiz Tuesday


March 23 - 27
Due Date: 3/27/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: correct, hugged, funny, happy, puppy, common, collect, bottles, different, lesson, error, evidence, conclusion, opinion, certain, likely

MATH: Measurement

READING/LANGUAGE: Using Shades of Meaning in writing; Poetry


February 2 - 6
Due Date: 2/6/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Case 21 Testing this week.....we will have no new skills in any subject area, only reviewing past skills. There will be no spelling words or new multiplication facts.





January 26 - 30
Due Date: 1/26/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: whole, part, numerator, denominator, half, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths,

MATH: Fractions - Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Set, On a Number Line; Multiplication/Division facts - new fact "8s"

LANGUAGE ARTS: Affixes; Possessive Nouns; Writing about Inventors/Inventions using conventions of grammar


January 20 - 24
Due Date: 1/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Spelling: far, fare, fair, scare, stare, share, wear, repair, stairs, compare, glare, prepare, beware, dare, real, almost

Math: Fractions; Multiplication Facts

Language Arts: Reading Comprehension; Affixes -Prefix/Suffixes; Friendly Letters; Using Commas

Science: Types of Clouds


Week of January 5 - 9
Due Date: 1/5/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: south, sir, without, second, birds, loose, choose, shook, understood, balloon, looked, predict, pattern, season, pentagon, hexagon

MATH: Multiplication Facts (4s); Two-Step Word Problems

LANGUAGE ARTS: Point of View; Types of Sentences - Identifying & Writing; Reading Comp/Cold Read

SCIENCE: Types of Clouds


Week of December 8-12
Due Date: 12/8/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: sleep, carry, north, once, book, crawl, laundry, author, taught, pause, dawn, extinct, resemble, disappear, favor, favorite

MATH: Finding Area

LANGUAGE ARTS: Predicting, Summarizing, Using Simple, Compound & Complex Sentences, Using Conjunctions

SOCIAL STUDIES: Christmas Around the World

Week of November 17 - 21
Due Date: 11/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: turkey, Thanksgiving, Pilgrim, Native American, family, harvest, thankful, apple pie, pumpkin pie, corn, squash, applesauce, cranberries, potatoes, gravy, November, napkin, autumn, parade

MATH: Mass and Volume

LANGUAGE ARTS:  Summarization of Mentor Text; Mentor Text for Mental Pictures; Cold Read; writing activities; Simple Sentences

SOCIAL STUDIES: Traditions of Thanksgiving

Week of November 10 - 14
Due Date: 11/10/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: wild, cross, picked, held, night, walk, royal, annoy, voice, choice, noise, destroy, grassland, forest, wetland, relationship

MATH: Elapsed Time; Measurement; Reviewing Facts 0,1,2,3,5,6 and 10

LANGUAGE ARTS: Visualizing; Summarizing; Making Connections; Identifying & Writing the Typles of Sentences

SOCIAL STUDIES: Continents & Oceans


Feb, 24 - 28
Due Date: 2/24/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: winter, cactus, always, market, lasso, cowboy, welcome, cellar, garden, logic, basket, until, change, continuity , reasonable, estimation

MATH: Equivalent Fractions and Comparing Fractions; Quiz re-take & Skills Test this week; Multiplication Facts Fluency test on Friday

READING: Putting Words into Categories; Naming Categories; Parts of a Book

ENGLISH: Rainbow Writing - brainstorm, web, write, edit, share

SOCIAL STUDIES: Cardinal/Intermediate Directions; Longitude & Latitude


January 27 - 31
Due Date: 1/30/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: half, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, poured, morning, worn, above, sometimes, mountains, part, whole, group, circle, equal

MATH: Fractions; Multiplication Fluency Test every Friday

READING: Review for Test -- Text Structures, Point of View, Opinion, Affixes 

ENGLISH: Review for Test -- Compound Subj/Predicate, Compound Sentences, Double Negatives

SOCIAL STUDIES: U.S. State Poster Project -- Due Monday, Feb. 3rd (assigned Jan. 15th)

January 20 - 24
Due Date: 1/24/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade


MATH:  New Skill: Fractions; Review/Test: Multi-Step Word Problems; Multiplication Fact Fluency Quiz on Friday -- STUDY FACTS!!!

READING: Text Structures and Reading Comprehension (Cold Read test)

ENGLISH: New Skill: Double Negatives; Review: Compound Subjects/Predicates, Compound Sentences; Conjunctions

SOCIAL STUDIES: U.S.A. Poster Project (assigned on 1/15 due on 2/3) ...check your child's Daily Folder  


January 6 - 10
Due Date: 1/10/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: stop, hear, without, second, late, loose, choose, shook, understood, balloon, looked, predictable, pattern, season, pentagon, hexagon

MATH:  Measuring Area; Multiplication Fluency quiz on facts 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 -- 75 problems in 5 minutes

READING: Point of View

ENGLISH: Using Coordinating Conjunctions; Composing Sentences with Compound Subjects and Compound Predicates; Composing Compound Sentences


November 25 -26
Due Date: 11/26/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING:  No words because of short week.

MATH:  Reviewing 2-Step Word Problems/No Multiplication Quiz

READING:  Compound Words/Fact and Opinion

LANGUAGE: Compound Subjects/Compound Predicates

November 18-22
Due Date: 11/22/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: turkey, Thanksgiving, Pilgrim, Native American, family, harvest, thankful, apple pie, pumpkin pie, corn, squash, applesauce, cranberries, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, November, napkin, autumn, parade, cornucopia

MATH: 2-Step Word Problems

READING: Predicting, Point of View, Comparing and Contrasting

ENGLISH: Using Quotation Marks; Reviewing: Adjectives/Plural Nouns

SCIENCE: Animal Adaptations (quiz postponed until this week)




November 4 - 8
Due Date: 11/4/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: car, white, walk, royal, choice, noise, mile, night, destroy, annoy, voice, forest, grassland, wetland, relationship, function

MATH: Missing Variables

READING: Comparing/Contrasting; Vivid Language

ENGLISH: Commas; Parts of a Friendly Letter; Adjectives

SCIENCE: Vertebrates/Invertebrates; Animal Adaptations 

October 28 - November 1
Due Date: 10/28/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: important, until, children, side, feet, giraffe, huge, ginger, engine, badge, stage, ocean, desert, tundra, equation, operation

MATH: Multiplication Properties (Commutative, Associative, Distributive, Identity and Zero Property); Missing Variables; continue studying multiplication facts: 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s and 10s -- 3s and 6s are new this 9 weeks

**** Weekly Multiplication quizzes are now 50 problems in 5 minutes!! Please study facts at home each night!! ****

READING: Visualization Strategy and Summarizing; Vivid Language 

ENGLISH: Adjectives; Using Commas; Parts of a Friendly Letter

SCIENCE: Vertebrates/Invertebrates and Animal Adaptations

October 21 - 25
Due Date: 10/21/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: together, got, group, often, run, fence, space, price, office, police, pencil, adapt, survive, behavior, whole, part

MATH: Division Test on Monday (study guide sent home last Thursday); new facts for fluency quiz: 3s & 6s along with 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s; new skill: Properties of Multiplication

ENGLISH: Review Plural Nouns/Quiz on Plural Nouns Tuesday; new skills: using commas in addresses and friendly letters; adjectives

READING: Review Figurative Language; Continue Main Idea/Details and Summarizing

October 7th - 11th
Due Date: 10/7/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: life, always, those, both, paper, pushed, sharp, shock, crash, showed, shape, shadows, reflection, mirror, fraction, determine

MATH: division strategies (equal groups, repeated subtraction, arrays, pictures, number lines, word problems); fact fluency quiz on 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s & 10s

READING: Main Idea & Details; Compare/Contrast; Summarizing; Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor & Personification)

ENGLISH: Prefixes & Suffixes; Plural Nouns


Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
Due Date: 9/30/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: next, hard, open, example, begin, chance, match, watch, batch, chew, speech, source, direction, travel, model, demonstrate

MATH: Continue learning 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s x/÷ facts; continue Multiplication Strategies (repeated addition/#lines, equal groups, arrays, word probs.) and begin  Division Strategies (equal groups, repeated subtraction/#lines, arrays & area models, word probs.); Inverse Operation

READING: Skills -Text Features; Main Idea/Supporting Idea; Compare/Contrast

ENGLISH: Skills - Prefix/Suffix; Adverbs; Regular & Irregular Nouns

SCIENCE: assign Sea Animal project

September 16th - 20th
Due Date: 9/15/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING:  saw, left, don't, few, while, known, write, knock, wrong, knot, wrinkle, solid, liquid, gas, product, quotient

MATH: Patterns; Multiplication Strategies; Multiplication/Division Fact Fluency quiz on Friday (25 questions/5 minutes)

READING: Inferencing; Story Elements; Syllabication; Trickster Tales - traits/elements

ENGLISH:  Pronoun Antecedent/Possessive Pronouns; Irregular Verbs

SOCIAL STUDIES: Finish Timelines/Cultures

September 9th-13th
Due Date: 9/7/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

SPELLING: light, thought, head, under, story, burst, stripe, just, street, distance, least, evaporate, melt, object, estimate, plural (Test Friday)

MATH: Bar Graphs & Pictographs; Word Problems; Reviewing Skills for Unit 1/Assessment 1 on Friday; Fact Fluency test on Friday 

READING: Making Inferences; Story Elements; Cold Read on Wednesday; Unit 1/Assessment 1 on Friday

ENGLISH: Reviewing: Nouns/Pronouns/Verbs/Subject-Verb Agreement for Unit 1/Assessment 1 on Thursday

SOCIAL STUDIES: Finish Timelines