DISD HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

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THIRD GRADE (3)

Dear Students and Families,

   We sincerely hope all of you are well and staying safe. Your teachers have been working hard to provide you with learning opportunities at home. We encourage you to follow the lesson plans provided and enjoy reviewing skills you have mastered this year as well as new learning.

   The reading and writing assignments can be done as a family. Please use books you have at home, picture books online, or passages provided at your school. Students K-6 can work together using the same book.

   Math and Science lessons have fun videos to watch and activities to pick and choose from. Some videos feature DISD teachers you may recognize!

If you need a hard copy of materials posted online, they are available on your campus. Schools are open between the hours of 9:00am to noon.

   Your education is so important to us. We have supplied a daily schedule with suggested times for learning, eating, exercising and playing.

We miss you dearly and hope to see you soon.

DISD Teachers

READING LINKS

These are some of the best online resources for picture book read-a-louds and materials:

 

Paper packets (can be picked up at school) will include Kindergarten level fiction and non-fiction stories and articles.​

HOW TO USE OUR ONLINE LEARNING 

LESSONS

LESSON PLANS WITH LINKS

Note: TEKS refers to the list of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

3rd Grade – Week of March 30

 

**Please be aware that some of the activities included in the lessons are not found in the textbook.  If you do not have printing capabilities, these can usually be completed on blank paper, or you can choose for them to be optional. **

 

 Monday, March 30 

 

ELAR
  • Read a non-fiction book or provided article.  (25 minutes).

  • Discuss: What are you wondering?  (5 minutes)

  • Writing and drawing prompt: Of all the information you learned, what would you like to share with someone else? Draw a visual to share. Who would you share it with and why? (15 minutes)

    • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

 

Math

TEKS: 3.7A Represent fractions of halves, fourths, eighths as distances from zero on a number line

 

Activities: 

 

Other suggested activities:

  • Imagine Math

  • Education Galaxy

Science

TEKS: 3.10A Explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment

 

Activities:

 

Other suggested activities:

  • Brainpopjr on Parts of a Plant

  • Brainpopjr on Camouflage

  • Brainpopjr on Frogs

 

 

 

 Tuesday, March 31 

 

ELAR
  • Re-read yesterday’s book or article.  (25 minutes).

  • Discuss: How did rereading help you understand the information?  (5 minutes)

  • Writing or drawing prompt: What questions for the author do you still have? (15 minutes)

    • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

Math

TEKS: 3.3B Determine the corresponding fraction with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line

 

Activities:

 

Other suggested activities:

  • Imagine Math

  • Education Galaxy

 

 

Science

TEKS: 3.10A Explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular environment

3.10B Invest age and compare how animals and plant undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycle such a tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday, April 1 

 

ELAR
  • Choose a non-fiction picture book or article.

  • Before Reading: Discuss: What do you think this book will be about? What do you already know about this topic? (5 minutes)

  • Read aloud the non-fiction book or article. (25 minutes)

  • Write: What did you learn that changed or confirmed your thinking? (15 minutes)

    • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

Math

TEKS: 3.7 C Determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes

 

Activities:

 

Other suggested activities:

 

 

Science

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

 

Activities:

  • Ecosystem Video/ Workpage/ Research Page/ Scavenger Hunt

  • TEXTBOOK: If you have the TX ScienceFusion textbook, read and review Chapter 10, Lesson 1 pgs. 433-442

  • LESSON: Watch PowToon video created by Ms. Bauman on What is an Ecosystem?

  • DISCUSSION: Discuss the meanings of ecosystem, environment and habitat. Then discuss the difference between population and community.

  • PRACTICE: Complete workpage 443-444 in the packet to assess understanding.

 

Other suggested activities:

  • INVESTIGATE: Watch the BrainPop JR videos to investigate the differences between different ecosystems or habitats.

  • Go to https://jr.brainpop.com/science/habitats/      

    • Username: barron_1    Password: brainpop

  • PROJECT: (Optional) Pick one habitat/ecosystem and fill out the research page in the packet or take an old shoe box and convert it into an ecosystem!  You can use the information from BrainPopJr. or use information from www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/world_biomes.php

  • ACTIVITY: (Optional) Go outside and do the ecosystem scavenger hunt together as a family!

 

 Thursday, April 2 

 

ELAR
  • Re-read  yesterday’s book or article.  (25 minutes).

  • Discuss: What book or movie or tv show does this book remind you of? Why?   (5 minutes)

  • Writing or drawing prompt: What questions do you still have for the author? (15 minutes)

    • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

 

Math

TEKS: 3.7C Determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes using pictorial models or tools

 

Strip diagrams/number lines

Activities

 

Other suggested activities:

  • Imagine Math

  • Education Galaxy

  • Reflex Math

 

Science

TEKS: 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 of bees from a field

 

Food Chains

Activities:

  • Watch the video on Food Chains presented by Mrs. Wood

  • Draw your own food chain

  • Answer the questions based on your drawing of your food chain

  1. Draw a food chain

  2. What are the predators in your food chain?

  3. How do these predators catch their prey?

  4. Where does the food chain begin?

  5. What type of habitat can your food chain be found in

  6. How can the weather impact your food chain?

  7. How do you organisms depend on each other?

  8. If one of your prey became extinct what would happen to the organisms in your food chain?

 

 

 

 Friday, April 3 

 

ELAR
  • Students and parents create a t-chart for both non-fiction books or articles they read this week. One column is “Alike” and the other “Different”. The student will list or draw all the ways the books were alike and different.(20 minutes)

  • Use kid-friendly research websites (www.kidrex.org) to answer questions you still had for both topics.

    • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

 
Math 

TEKS: 3.7C Determine the solutions to problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes using pictorial models or tools

 

Strip Diagrams/Number line

Activities:

  • Review and complete page 817

 

Other suggested activities:

  • Imagine Math

  • Education Galaxy

  • Reflex Math

 

 

Science

TEKS: 3.9C Describe environmental changes such as floods and droughts where some organisms thrive and others perish or move to new locations

 

Activities:

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