3rd Grade

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Welcome to 3rd Grade

New: Please log into your gmail accounts to access Google Classroom;

 

104: Your classroom code is nln5pyf

105: Your classroom code is ljtx2s2

107: Your classroom code is mzc6zsi

I will be communicating with you via this method.

We will start class by reviewing the Diocesan's Acceptable Use Policy along with my classroom procedures/policy. We will do this by viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

Students will be given time to play on Kidpix if time remains.

Touch Typing site for keyboarding skills practice. Practice lessons 1.

August 26, 2026 (week 2)
Typing, Internet Safety, NetSmartz Kidz (4 - 5 weeks)
All videos downloaded, work from those files

Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will continue to use lesson 1.

Students will come to the front of the room where we will start viewing the Internet Safety videos on NetSmartz Kids. We will discuss the videos and they will answer questions on their worksheet pertaining to each video.

Order of videos: Bad Netiquette Stinks, Be Safer Online, Way to Go,  Beat the Tricks, Know the Rules, The Password Rap: A lesson in Internet Privacy, The Boy who Loved IM: A Lesson in Instant Messaging, UYN: The NetSmartz: Chat Abbreviation: A Lesson in Personal Safety, Don't Open That File: A Lesson in Computer Viruses,  Clicky's Stolen Song: A Lesson in Digital Ethics, and Tell a Trusted Adult, Connecting with Friends Online.

Students will have the last few minutes of class to access the Internet Safety Games on NetSmartz Kids.

September 6, 2022 (week 3)
STAR Reading Assessment

Students will be STAR tested to determine their reading range.Once they are finished, they will start learning keyboarding skills on the Touch Typing site. Students will practice lesson 1 for 10 minutes and may have free time for the remainder of the class.

October 20, 2022 (week 8)
Animal Research for PowerPoint (3 weeks) (week 3 was for corrections)


Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will continue to use lesson 2.

Students will view the Facts4me website and choose an animal they would like to research.

They will log on with the

username: St. albert
password: mustangs61

They will be assigned one of the following categories: (have spreadsheet for labels for worksheets)

Alpine Animals
amphibians
Animals of Australia
Arctic Tundra Animals
Bats
Bears
Birds
Cats (wild)
Cave Animals
Chaparral Animals
Desert Life (animals only)
Fish - Freshwater
Forest Animals
Freshwater Animals
Grassland Animals
Mammals
Marine Animals
Marsupials
Mountain Animals
Owls
Penguins
Prairie Animals
Rainforest Animals
Reptiles
Savanna Animals
Sharks
Snakes
Tundra Animals
Whales
Woodland Animals

They will complete an information sheet pertaining to their chosen animal.

If your animal does not have the male, female, baby and group information, try the Kidzone: Animal male, female, baby and group names website or Enchanted Learning: Name of female, male, baby and group.

November 16, 2021 (week 11)
Animal PowerPoint (3 weeks)

Students will create an 8 slide presentation from the given template under 'your work'. We will be following along with the research worksheet we completed earlier in the year.

First slide will have their animal name, a picture of their animal, and their FIRST Name and room number.  

The second slide will be the type of animal. They will finish the writing prompt in the first text box and add a picture of their animal into the 2nd text box.

The third slide will be where their animal lives (just like the 3rd question on the worksheet). They will finish the writing prompt and add a picture of where their animal lives.

The fourth slide will be habitat. They will once again finish the writing prompt and add a picture of their animal's habitat.

The fifth slide will be the animal's male, female, baby and group name. They will also add a picture of their baby animal.

The sixth slide will be on predators of their Animal and will including a picture of the predator.

The seventh slide will be on eating habits and will include two text boxes, one for what animal eats and another for a  picture of what they eat.

The final slide will be titled Interesting Facts and will include a text box with the 3 additional facts they researched. They will add a picture pertaining to one of the additional facts to this slide.

Students will click on 'turn in' on this page once they have finished the presentation.

I will compile student slides into one PPT presentation to be presented during 2 computer classes.

Non Google Classroom year: Students will then print a copy of their slides for grading. They will print their presentation 2 slides per page and gray scale.

They will need to rename their PPT to their name, turn their slides into the user volume hand-in folder (save final copy to desktop, connect to server, open user volume, hand-in, 3rd grade, room number, drag in assignment)- will be done as class. Instructor will compile slides into one PPT presentation to be presented in classrooms.

December 1, 2021 (week 12)
Letters to Santa (2 weeks)

Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will move to lesson 3.

Students will be given a format to follow and will write a letter to Santa. The will use the Word software. They will open a new document. They will start by typing in their name and address. They will return 4 times and type a greeting, Dear Santa. They will write 4 good sentences to Santa about their past year. They will return two times after the last sentence and type 'Here is my list'. They will then write a numbered list of 8 items they would like for Christmas. They will include a closing and after returning 4 times, type their names. When they are finished they will print their letter and sign their name.

December 17, 2021 (week 14)
Animal PowerPoint, continued (2 more weeks)

Students will create an 8 slide presentation from the given template under 'your work'. We will be following along with the research worksheet we completed earlier in the year.

First slide will have their animal name, a picture of their animal, and their FIRST Name and room number.  

The second slide will be the type of animal. They will finish the writing prompt in the first text box and add a picture of their animal into the 2nd text box.

The third slide will be where their animal lives (just like the 3rd question on the worksheet). They will finish the writing prompt and add a picture of where their animal lives.

The fourth slide will be habitat. They will once again finish the writing prompt and add a picture of their animal's habitat.

The fifth slide will be the animal's male, female, baby and group name. They will also add a picture of their baby animal.

The sixth slide will be on predators of their Animal and will including a picture of the predator.

The seventh slide will be on eating habits and will include two text boxes, one for what animal eats and another for a  picture of what they eat.

The final slide will be titled Interesting Facts and will include a text box with the 3 additional facts they researched. They will add a picture pertaining to one of the additional facts to this slide.

Students will click on 'turn in' on this page once they have finished the presentation.

I will compile student slides into one PPT presentation to be presented during 2 computer classes.

Non Google Classroom year: Students will then print a copy of their slides for grading. They will print their presentation 2 slides per page and gray scale.

They will need to rename their PPT to their name, turn their slides into the user volume hand-in folder (save final copy to desktop, connect to server, open user volume, hand-in, 3rd grade, room number, drag in assignment)- will be done as class. Instructor will compile slides into one PPT presentation to be presented in classrooms.

January 10, 2022 (week 15)
STAR Reading Test

Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will practice lessons 3.

Students will be tested a second time with the STAR Reading Assessment. This will give the students an update reading range to select from when choosing books from the library. It will also give the teacher an idea of how the class is progressing in their reading skills.

Week of January 3, 2018
New Year's Resolution Time Capsule (3 weeks)


Not done for 3 years but good additional lesson – needed last year.

Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will practice lessons 3.

When students come back from break, it can be difficult to get them refocused after the excitement of the holidays. We will treat January as a new beginning. We will reflect on what we have accomplished so far in the school year and make plans for the rest of our year together.

Part of our plan includes the students making resolutions. We will start the lesson by asking students, “What is a Resolution?” They soon learn that a resolution is a promise that you make to yourself. I then read aloud some sample resolutions from students in previous years. This gives them some specific ideas about making resolutions. I follow this up with a discussion about how there are different kinds of resolutions.

Students finally complete a poster using Word with their 6 resolutions. They will make two PERSONAL resolutions, two resolutions that involve FAMILY OR FRIENDS, and two resolutions that involve SCHOOL. They will title their poster with "Full name"'s New Year's Resolutions. They will also title their 3 categories and use automatic numbering for each of their 6 resolutions.

Students may share their top two resolutions with the class before we put them in our “Resolution Time Capsule.” I will provide a decorated shoebox with New Year’s Eve decorations and have each student ceremoniously place their resolutions into the box. I explain to the students that we will not open the box until the end of the year to see if we have accomplished our goals. When the end of the year comes around, students are given their resolutions from the box and are asked to write a reflective piece of writing about how far they have come or what things they might still need to work on. 

The final posters can be used to decorate a bulletin board in our classroom where students are reminded of their resolutions every week.

Reference:

Newingham, Beth. "TEACHERS." Scholastic Teachers. N.p., 2013. Web. 03 Jan. 2013. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/new-year39s-resolution-time-capsules/?eml=TNL/e/20130103///January_Update///Events/GEN_SPS//////



January 19, 2022 (week 16)​
Animal PowerPoint, complete (1 week)

104 and 105 complete (107 1 more week)

January 27, 2022 (week 17)
Animal PowerPoint, complete (1 week)

​Room 107 needs 1 more week to complete.

January 27, 2022 (week 17)
Praise Notes (104 & 105) (1 week)

Random Name Picker: 104 girls 

Random Name Picker: 104 boys

Random Name Picker: 105 girls

Random Name Picker: 105 boys

Random Name Picker: 107 girls

Random Name Picker: 107 boys
 

Instructor will pass out names of girls and boys (preprinted) and assign who students will be writing praise note for, to save time.

Students will log onto the Kidpix software. They will be shown multiple options for creating a 'Praise Note' for their assigned classmate. Instructor will demonstrate options and requirements. Praise notes must be positive and acknowledge the strengths of the intended student. Students will print their praise note.

The next class will be spent reading the praise notes out loud and giving them to the intended student.

February 4, 2021 (week 18)
Present Praise Notes

​Students will reach Praise Notes to their classmates.

February 14, 2022 (Week 19)
Animal PowerPoint Presentations (2 weeks)

March 7, 2022 (week 21)
Behind the Name Research (2 weeks)

Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will move to practice lessons 5.

Students will be given a worksheet that they will fill out using the information found at Behind the Name. They will research their first name and find information on the gender, usage, rank, year, 3 related names, and name day. They will Google search the meaning of their name. They may also go to the Happy Name Day website if there is no Name Day info on the Behind the Name page. Click on search for Name Day and type in the requested name. 

March 23, 2022 (week 23)
Behind the Name Poster (3 weeks)


Students will go to the Touch Typing site to work on their keyboarding skills. They will move to practice lessons 5.

Students will take the information they gathered and create a name poster. They will use word art for their name and center it on their document. They will then insert text boxes with the researched information. They will decorate the text boxes with different colors and patterns. They will publish their work once complete.

Students will use spell check before printing.


April 28, 2022 (week 26) 2 weeks
All About Me for 4th Grade Teacher


Students will download a letter for their 4th grade teachers. They will place it in their 3rd grade folders. They will fill in the information and if time permits, will place a picture about themselves into it. They will print it and I will give it to their teachers next year before the start of classes.

 

 

Updated August 2, 2022