3rd Grade

  • December 2019

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019

    Animal Classification

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    Animal Classification

    Throughout the month of December, Third Grade students will learn about vertebrates and invertebrates, why scientists classify animals into groups, and the characteristics by which they make these classifications. Throughout this unit, a fictional narrator named, Rattenborough, will guide students through the factual information. Students will be given the opportunity to develop scientific skills as they engage in Webcam observations; creating a researcher’s journal to keep their notes.

     

    Lessons will include, but are not limited to:

    • Engagement in structured inquiry discussions and exercises
    • Observing for inquiry and responding through reading and writing
    • Discussing and writing about their observations and thinking; asking questions such as “How do you know?” and “Why do you think so?”
    • Making reasonable statements based on what they already know and the evidence they can observe through guided instruction
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  • Destiny - Your School Library Catalog System

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019

    Dig Into Reading

    Destiny is your school’s library catalog system. You can use Destiny to search for books, both print and digital, available in your school’s library collection.  You may also search the collections of other schools in the district and request an interlibrary loan.  Visit your school library media specialist for more information about interlibrary loan or assistance with using Destiny.  Get started with Destiny today and find a new book to check out from your school library tomorrow!

     

    How to access Destiny from home…

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  • myON Connections

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019

    myOn Connections

    myON is an online resource providing over 6,000 books for students. A variety of reading levels, genres, and topics are available allowing students to choose books “just right” for them. The program supports students in their reading with optional features such as audio recordings of each book and highlighting the text so students can track their reading along with the recording. With such an extensive library, students will expand their knowledge and vocabulary as they read books that interest THEM!

     

    The Life Cycle of Mammals
    The Life Cycle of Mammals
    Animals That Live in Groups
    Animals That Live in Groups
    The Life Cycle of Amphibians
    The Life Cycle of Amphibians
    Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom
    Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom
    How the Leopard Got His Spots
    How the Leopard Got His Spots
    Invertebrates
    Invertebrates

     

    How to access myOn from home - watch video - view/print user's guide

     

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  • Continue the Conversation

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019
    • Before School Conversation – Students are learning about the science of animal classification in school. Ask your child to share how and why scientists classify animals.

     

    • After School Conversation – Students are reading about animals and their classifications in school. Ask your child to identify examples of vertebrates (animals with a backbone) and invertebrates (animals without a backbone). Explain additional characteristics of animals mentioned.

     

    • Dinner Conversation – Students are developing scientific skills in class. Based on what your child is eating for dinner, ask him/her to classify themselves as a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore. Explain why.

     

    • Bedtime Conversation – Students are learning about why scientists classify animals into groups and the characteristics of those classification groups.  Using key details and vocabulary from class, ask your child to describe characteristics of living things.

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  • Beyond the Bell

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019

    Family Engagement - 3rd GradeEngage and collaborate in your child’s learning beyond the boundaries of the school day. Each month we will share standards-based extension activities supporting your child’s learning. If you would like a printed copy of the linked resources below, please contact your child’s teacher.

     

    December 2019 - 3rd Grade Experiences Beyond the Bell
    Experiences Beyond the Bell

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  • Spotlight on the Florida Standards

    Posted by KIM NEWPORT on 12/1/2019
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Winter Reading Challenge 2019

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