Milestone Testing

Upon returning from the spring break vacation (April 2-6), we will begin the Georgia Milestone End of Grade assessment. Testing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. daily. Please help by ensuring that not only has your child gone to bed early each evening to get enough rest, but that they also eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school each day.

Our kiddos have been working extremely hard all year long, and we know that they are more than prepared to do an amazing job.

See below for the complete testing schedule.

Tuesday, April 10                ELA Section 1

Wednesday, April 11           ELA Section 2

Thursday, April 12              ELA Section 3

Friday, April 13                   Make-Up Day

Monday, April 16                 Math Section 1

Tuesday, April 17                 Math Section 2

Wednesday, April 18         Make-Up Day

**Please note that during the two full weeks of testing (April 9-20) our lunch time has been moved to 10:50**

Week of March 26

Reading:

We will be reviewing:

ELAGSE3RI1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RI2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

ELAGSE3RI3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Craft and Structure

ELAGSE3RI4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

ELAGSE3RI5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic quickly and efficiently.

ELAGSE3RI6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Grammar:

ELAGSE3L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. *
  2. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  3. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.*
  4. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Word Work:

Test on Thursday, March 29th

  1. they
  2. their
  3. you’re
  4. which
  5. because
  6. were
  7. example
  8. too
  9. friend
  10. thought
  11. another

Math:

MGSE3.MD.1 Time to the nearest minute

MGSE3.MD.1 Elapsed time

MGSE3.MD.2 Liquid volume and mass

MGSE3.OA.8 Solve 2 step word problems

 

Social Studies:

SS3CG2 Explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.

a. Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.

b. Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, and communicating with public officials).

Week of March 19

Writing: Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity?

ELAGSE3W1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  1. Introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
  2. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
  3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Grammar:

ELAGSE3L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. *
  2. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  3. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.*
  4. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Reading: Peter Pan and various text

ELAGSE3RL3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

ELAGSE3RL6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

ELA3RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

ELAGSE3RL9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

 

Math:

MGSE3.MD.1 Time to the nearest minute

 MGSE3.MD.1 Elapsed time

MGSE3.OA.8 Solve 2 step word problems

 

Social Studies:

SS3CG1 Describe the elements of representative democracy/republic in the United States.

a. Describe the three branches of national government: executive (president), legislative (Congress), and judicial (Supreme Court of the United States).

b. Describe the three branches of state government: executive (governor), legislative (Georgia General Assembly), and judicial (Supreme Court of Georgia).

c. State the main responsibility of each branch: executive (enforcing laws), legislative (making laws), judicial (determining if laws are fair).

SS3CG2 Explain the importance of Americans sharing certain central democratic beliefs and principles, both personal and civic.

a. Explain the necessity of respecting the rights of others and promoting the common good.

b. Explain the necessity of obeying reasonable laws/rules voluntarily, and explain why it is important for citizens in a democratic society to participate in public (civic) life (staying informed, voting, volunteering, and communicating with public officials).

SS3E2 Explain that governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy (schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military) and pay for these through taxes.

SS3E4 Explain the concept of opportunity cost as it relates to making a saving or spending choice.

Week of March 12

Writing: Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity?

ELAGSE3W1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  1. Introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
  2. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
  3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Grammar:

ELAGSE3L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. *
  2. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  3. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.*
  4. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Reading: Peter Pan and various text

ELAGSE3RL3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

ELAGSE3RL6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

ELA3RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

ELAGSE3RL9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

Math:

MGSE3.G.1 Reason about shapes

MGSE3.G.2 Partition of shapes

MGSE3.OA.8 Solve 2 step word problems

Science:

S3L2. Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information about the effects of pollution (air, land & water) and humans on the environment.

  1. Ask questions to collect information & create records of sources & effects of pollution on the plants & animals of Georgia.
  2. Explore research, & communicate solutions, such as conservation of resources & recycling materials, to protect plants & animals of Georgia.

Health:

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

a. The learner will be able to discuss circulatory and respiratory diseases/illnesses (e.g. tuberculosis, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, obesity, hypertension, asthma, bronchitis, ear infection, and lung cancer) and discusses methods of prevention.

d. The learner will be able to assess the physical, mental, and social consequences of using alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs.

Frey Foundation

Join us today in our STEM-tastic Campaign by helping to raise funds for continued resources in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics instruction at Frey.  YOU are the Frey Foundation, and your students need your support! Visit the Foundation link on our website to learn more, and please share the link below with any businesses and/or individuals that might wish to give a tax-free donation on behalf of your student and their teacher!

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Week of March 5

Writing: Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity?

ELAGSE3W1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  1. Introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
  2. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
  3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
  4. Provide a concluding statement or section.

Grammar:

ELAGSE3L1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  1. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. *
  2. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
  3. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.*
  4. Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

Reading: Peter Pan and various text

ELAGSE3RL3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

ELAGSE3RL6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

ELAGSE3RL9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

 Science

S3L1. Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information about the similarities & differences between plants, animals, & habitats found within geographic regions (Blue Ridge Mtns., Piedmont, Coastal Plains, valley & Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau) of Georgia.

  1. Ask questions to differentiate between plants, animals, & habitats found within Georgia’s geographic regions.
  2. Identify external features & adaptations (camouflage, hibernation, protection, migration, mimicry) of animals to construct an explanation of how these features/adaptations allow survival in their habitat.
  3. Use evidence to construct an explanation of why some organisms can thrive in one habitat & not another.

S3L2. Obtain, evaluate, & communicate information about the effects of pollution (air, land & water) and humans on the environment.

  1. Ask questions to collect information & create records of sources & effects of pollution on the plants & animals of Georgia.
  2. Explore research, & communicate solutions, such as conservation of resources & recycling materials, to protect plants & animals of Georgia.

Math

MGSE3.G.1 Reason about shapes

MGSE3.G.2 Partition of shapes

MGSE3.OA.8 Solve 2 step word problems

 

Yearbook Pictures

Parents:  If your student has not previously been photographed for the yearbook, pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 27th.  These pictures are for the yearbook only and are not available for purchase.