Teacher: Ms. Williamson
Room #: 110

Important News
Dear Parents and Students, 
I hope you are enjoying this time home with your families, and staying healthy. I have missed seeing all of your faces each day. I know that these times are hard, but I want to assure you if you need anything during this time I am here. I hope that each of you has continued to work on, and improve your reading and math skills through our online programs, such as, Dreambox, Epic and RazKids. I am able to monitor students time on the programs, as well as their progress. I will be assigning new Dreambox standards weekly to make sure students can continue to grow in math.
This will be the only work students are expected to be working on during these next two weeks. I have been collaborating with the other Third Grade Teachers on some fun project based assignments students can do while they are home. These activities are still in the works, but I will make sure to post on this webpage when they are ready.  I will also be communicating through Class DOJO during this time, in case you may have any questions or concerns. 
Best Regards,
Ms. Williamson

Weekly Overview
Monday: Language Arts and Art
Tuesday: Math and Library
Wednesday: Science and Science
Thursday: Social Studies and Spanish
Friday: P.E. and Music

Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-3:30pm.

Objectives for the 2019-2020 School Year

Math: Addition/ Subtraction, Place Value, Money, Fractions, Comparing, Rounding, Multiplication/Division, Measurement, Geometry, Probability, Graphing, Patterns, Functions & Algebra. 
Science: Scientific Process, Simple Machines, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/ Space, Earth Patterns, Cycles & Change, Natural Resources, Fossil Fuels & Energy.
Social Studies: Ancient Rome, Greece, Mali, Egypt and China. Geography, Economics, Civics, Government, and Famous Americans.
Reading: Word Analysis, Reading Strategies (main idea, facts/ details, cause and effect, inference, drawing conclusions, comparing/contrasting, sequencing, and context clues). Fiction, Non-Fiction, Fairy Tales, Myths, Folktales, Legends &Fables.
Writing: Cursive, Descriptive Paragraphs, Stories, Letters, Simple Explanations & Short Reports (across all content areas), Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, and Grammar. 

Current Curriculum 

Inquiry Unit 5:  How the World Works (Mar. 2, 2019 – April 17, 2020

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

The Central Idea:  Technology plays a role in the evolution of society.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Contributions of Ancient Civilizations (function)
  • We still use simple machines today (connected)
  • Simple machines used by Ancient Civilizations (form)

Profiles and Attitudes:  Risk-Takers, Cooperation, Creativity

Units 4A Exploring Informational Text
Students will know:

K1 Reading a variety of text independently for increasingly longer periods of time helps to build stamina and comprehension.

K2 Discussing and sharing thoughts on text with others will help with understanding.

K3 A reader’s notebook is a tool to help support comprehension of text.

K4 Using the content and structure of sentences, paragraphs, and reading selections helps readers to determine the meaning of unfamiliar or unknown words.

K5 Asking questions before, during, and after reading helps to clarify understanding and increase comprehension.

K6 Identifying and evaluating information while reading helps to determine what is important in the text.

K7 The primary purpose of informational text is to inform the reader.

K8 Summarizing the main idea of a paragraph or text with supporting details helps to develop better understanding of the paragraph (text).

K9 Identifying word parts (e.g. affixes:  Apply knowledge of affixes, e.g., prefixes such as ex-, dis-, un-, re-, mis-, non-, pre-; suffixes such as -ly, -ful, -less, -able, -tion, -ness, and –ment to decode words and roots) as well as synonyms and antonyms helps to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

K10 Different word reference resources are used in different contexts to support the meaning of unknown words.

K11 Text features help the reader to predict and categorize information when reading.

Unit 4B Research Writing

3.8 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, descriptive, opinion, and expository.
3.9 The student will edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and Standard English.

3.10 The student will demonstrate comprehension of information resources to research a topic and complete a research product.

Unit 8:  Geometry
Unit 9: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction 2

Virginia Standards of Learning Students will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to:

3.11 Identify and draw representations of points, line segments, rays, angles, and lines.

3.11 EKS Describe endpoints and vertices as they relate to lines, line segments, rays, and angles. 3.12a Define polygon.

 3.12b Identify and name polygons with 10 or fewer sides.

 3.12c Combine and subdivide polygons with three or four sides and name the resulting polygon(s).

3.13 Identify and describe congruent and non-congruent plane figures.

 3.16 Identify, describe, create, and extend patterns found in objects, pictures, numbers, and tables.

Force, Motion, and Energy (Includes Simple Machines)

SOL 3.2 The student will investigate and understand that the direction and size of force affects the motion of an object. Key ideas include

a) multiple forces may act on an object;
b) the net force on an object determines how an object moves
c) simple machines increase or change the direction of a force; and
d) simple and compound machines have many applications.

Social Studies
Ancient Civilizations

Greece, China, Mali, Rome

History Learning Outcomes
3.2 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.

  • 3.3 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, government (direct and representative democracy), and sports.
  • 3.4 The student will describe the oral tradition (storytelling), government (kings), and economic development (trade) of the early West African empire of Mali.

Geography Learning Outcomes

  • 3.5 The student will develop map skills and an understanding of change over time by locating major ancient world cultures on world maps
  • 3.7 The student will describe how people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment.     

Daily Schedule 

9:00 - 9:15 Morning Work 
 9:20-10:05 ENCORE
 10:10-12:45 Inquiry 1
 12:49-1:18 Lunch
 1:20-3:00 Inquiry 2
3:00-3:35 CHARM 

Encore Schedule
Day 1: Music
Day 2: P.E.
Day 3: Science
Day 4: Art and Spanish
Day 5:Library
Day 6:P.E.