Grade 3

  • Students would benefit from daily academics. You can create a schedule that will work best for your family. Try to incorporate reading, writing, creativity and movement each day.  The classroom teacher will be reaching out to students to share the expectations for the week.  Here is an example of a daily schedule for May 18 - 22.


  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in.   


    Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition. (3.MD.C.7.a and c)

    a. Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.

    c. Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.

    Instructional Resource: 

    Transitioning from unit squares to area formula


    Watch the instructional video on transitioning from unit squares to area formula.  Then complete 3.MD.C.7 Practice.

    Learning Activity:

    Marnie and Connor both skip-count square units to find the area of the same rectangle. Marnie counts, “3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21.” Connor counts, “7, 14, 21.” Draw what the rectangle might look like, and then label the side lengths and find the area.

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in. 

    Community Read:

    Book cover for Fish in a Tree Watch the book trailer here. 

    We will begin reading/listening to the first chapters of the book, Fish in a Tree, starting next week. (May 26-29)


    Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. (2.RL.2/RI.2)

    Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting an opinion with reasons. (2.W.1)

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; retain and further develop language skills learned in previous grades. Sentence Structure and Meaning (2.L.1)

    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (2.L.1)

    Instructional Resource:

    Watch Melissa’s Grammar Songs on Main Idea to learn about the main idea of a passage.


    Which would you prefer for a pet, a dog or a cat?   Read the  Cats or Dogs article and identify the main idea and 3 supporting details.  Record your answers on this Main Idea Graphic Organizer 

    Learning Activity: 

    Write a persuasive letter to convince a friend or family member of your position. If you are having trouble deciding which pet is your favorite, take this quiz to learn what kind of pet best matches your personality!

Movement/Physical Education

  • At least 30 minutes of movement each day (see ideas below)

    Movement/Physical Education Choices:

    • PE Circuit: Complete one exercise from each of the 5 components of health related fitness to make a circuit. Repeat that routine 5 times.

    1.  Cardiovascular Endurance: 

    • JUMPING JACKS - Skip count by 5’s to 100
    • JOG IN PLACE - Skip count by 2’s to 50 

    2.  Muscular Strength:  

    • 10 SQUATS
    • 10 PUSH-UPS

    3.  Body Composition: 

    • NAME a food in the vegetable group.
    • HOW many minutes should kids be active every day?

    4.  Muscular Endurance: 

    • HOLD A PLANK - For 25 Mississippi’s
    • BEAR WALK - across the room/yard

    5.  Flexibility: 

    • HAMSTRING STRETCH - Touch your toes and count to 30
    • BACK STRETCH - Lie on your back and hug both knees to your chest for a 30 count


  • Science Choices - See activity below

    • Watch the video, “Plant Families-Think Garden.”  (It’s okay if you cannot watch the video.  You can still do the follow up activity.)  Think about potatoes and tomatoes. Why do they seem so different to us, even though they’re both plants from the same family? What might be similar about these two plants?

Social Studies


  • Do one activity (see ideas below)

    Art Choices:

    • Draw a still life.  Set up 3-5 of your favorite things in an interesting arrangement and draw them.
    • Create a sculpture from an empty paper towel roll.  Twist it, turn it, fold it, cut it! 
    • Learn about complementary colors.  Click on this link and Watch the video The Ballad of Red and Green Then show your knowledge of the 3 pairs of complementary colors. Use art materials like markers or crayons OR items from around the house. See examples here


  • Do one activity (see ideas below)

    Music Choices:

    • Music expresses emotion lesson 2 with Ms. Buccino
    • Watch videos and give us your feedback with this survey
    • Soundtrack of my life: Create an imaginary album that shows who you are. You can make a list of song titles, and for each song, describe the music and how that would describe aspects of your personality/life. Design an album cover too!





Social and Emotional Learning

  • Social and Emotional Learning  - See Activity below

    When you feel strong feelings, it’s hard to think clearly. Focusing attention on your body gives you clues about how you’re feeling.

    Lesson 13 Handling Accusations

    young boyt and girl with pencils at a table Go to Second practice the calm down dance with your family or practice belly breathing. 

    How to calm down poster