# May 9th – 13th

Important Date:

May 10th- 3rd Grade Math STARR Test

STAAR Testing Days: Only send room temperature water.  Please do not send snacks.  Snacks will be provided.

Upcoming Important Dates:

May 16th- 3rd Grade Awards – 9am

May 17th – Early Release at 11:30am

May 18th Early Release at 11:30am and Last Day of School for students!

# STAAR testing snacks

#### Parents, please do not send snacks for STAAR testing days, May 10, 11, and 12, as our PTO is furnishing snacks for all students on testing days. Students may bring one bottle of room-temperature water on testing days. Again, Thank You, PTO, for taking care of our students on these important days. # May 2nd – 5th

Important Date:

May 10th- 3rd Grade Math STARR Test

May 16th- 3rd Grade Awards – 9am

Math Learning Goals:

3.2A- compose and decompose numbers up to 100,000 as a sum of so many ten thousands, so many thousands, so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones using objects, pictorial models, and numbers, including expanded notation as appropriate;

3.2D- compare and order whole numbers up to 100,000 and represent comparisons using the symbols >, <, or =.

3.4A- solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction;

3.4K- solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts.

3.3H- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models.

3.6A- classify and sort two- and three-dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes, based on attributes using formal geometric language;

3.6C- determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row;

3.7B- determine the perimeter of a polygon or a missing length when given perimeter and remaining side lengths in problems;

3.8A- summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals;

Math Homework:

• Math homework due May 5th. This is the last homework due for the school year.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.10A explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment;

# April 25 – 29

Important Date:

April 26th- 3rd Grade Field Day

May 10th- 3rd Grade Math STARR Test

May 16th- 3rd Grade Awards – 9am

Math Learning Goals:

3.7D(S)- determine when it is appropriate to use measurements of liquid volume (capacity) or weight

3.7E(S)- determine liquid volume (capacity) or weight using appropriate units and tools

3.9A(S) – Explain the connection between human capital/labor and income

3.9B(S) – Describe the relationship between the availability or scarcity of resources and how that impacts cost

3.9C(S)-identify the costs and benefits of planned and unplanned spending decisions

3.9D(S) – explain that credit is used when wants or needs exceed the ability to pay and that it is the borrower’s responsibility to pay it back to the lender, usually with interest

3.9E(S)-list reasons to save and explain the benefit of a savings plan, including for college

3.9F(S)-identify decisions involving income, spending, saving, credit, and charitable giving

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, April 29th. It will be due the following Thursday, May 5th.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.10A explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment; and

3.10 B Investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes and their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and ladybugs

# April 11 – 15

Important Date:

Thursday, April 14th Easter Party 9:45 (Students can be checked out after party)

Friday, April 15th Student Holiday

Monday, April 18th Student Holiday

Tuesday, April 26th – Third grade field day

Math Learning Goals:

3.8A (R) Summarize a data set with multiple categories using a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, bar graph with scaled intervals

3.8B (S) Solve one and two- step problems using categorical data represented with a frequency table, dot plot, pictograph, or bar graph with scaled intervals

3.7C(S)- determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes using pictorial models or tools such as a 15-minute event plus a 30-minute event equals 45 minutes

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, April 14th. It will be due the following Thursday, April 21st.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.9B –  identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from a pond or bees from a field; and

# April 4th – 8th

Important Date:

April 5th – PTO Paint Event for Intermediate 3:30 (must have signed up for this)

April 4th – 8th – Elementary Book Fair

April 15th – Good Friday Holiday

April 18th – Easter Holiday

Math Learning Goals:

3.6C(R)- determine the area of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row

3.6D(S)- decompose composite figures formed by rectangles into non-overlapping rectangles to determine the area of the original figure using the additive property of area

3.7B(R)- determine the perimeter of a polygon or a missing length when given perimeter and remaining side lengths in problems

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, April 8th. It will be due the following Thursday, April 14th.
• Please study your multiplication facts (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10).  We will have a Mad Minute on Thursday, April 7th. Students will have one minute to solve 30 multiplication facts. This is not for a grade. We will set goals each week to improve fact fluency.

Science Learning Goals:

3.9A – observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem;

# March 28th – April 1st

Important Dates:

Monday, March 28th – PTO meeting at 6:30pm

Thursday, March 31st – Spring pictures

Math Learning Goals:

3.6C(R)- determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row

3.6D(S)- decompose composite figures formed by rectangles into non-overlapping rectangles to determine the area of the original figure using the additive property of area

3.7B(R)- determine the perimeter of a polygon or a missing length when given perimeter and remaining side lengths in problems

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, April 1st. It will be due the following Thursday, April 7th.
• Please study your multiplication facts (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) . We will have a Mad Minute on Thursday, March 31st. Students will have one minute to solve 30 multiplication facts. This is not for a grade. We will set goals each week to improve fact fluency.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.9A –  observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem;

# March 21st – 25th

Math Learning Goals:

3.6A(R)- classify and sort two- and three- dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes based on attributes using formal geometric language

3.6B(S)- use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, March 25th. It will be due the following Thursday, March 31st.
• Please study your multiplication facts (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) . We will have a Mad Minute on Thursday, March 24th. Students will have one minute to solve 30 multiplication facts. This is not for a grade. We will set goals each week to improve fact fluency.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.9A – observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities of plants and animals within an ecosystem;

3.9C – (C) describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts where some organisms thrive and others perish or move to new locations.

# March 7 – 11

Important Date:

March 8th- Math Benchmark

March 14th-18th- Spring Break

Math Learning Goals:

3.6A(R)- classify and sort two- and three- dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes based on attributes using formal geometric language

3.6B(S)- use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories

Math Homework:

• There will be NO HOMEWORK SENT HOME THIS WEEK.
• Please study your multiplication facts (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) . We will have a Mad Minute on Thursday, March 10th. Students will have one minute to solve 30 multiplication facts. This is not for a grade. We will set goals each week to improve fact fluency.

Science Learning Goals:

TEKS: SCIENCE

3.10B –  investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles

# Feb. 28th – March 4th

Important Dates:

Friday, March 4th – ARF!  performance for parents at 9:30am

Friday, March 4th – End of nine weeks

Math Learning Goals:

3.3F(R)- represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines

3.3G(S)- explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of the same size whole for an area model

3.3H(R)- compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models

3.6E(S)- decompose two congruent two-dimensional figures into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape

Math Homework:

• Math Homework will be passed out on Friday, March 4th. It will be due the following Thursday, March 10th.
• Please study your multiplication facts (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) . We will have a Mad Minute on Thursday, March 3rd. Students will have one minute to solve 30 multiplication facts. This is not for a grade. We will set goals each week to improve fact fluency.

Science Learning Goals:

3.10B –  investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles.