Theresa Spell » Third Grade

Third Grade

In June, we'll wrap up the school year with a brief introduction to the Atlas and Almanac.  
In May, students will learn how to use World Book Encyclopedia online.  They'll work in teams to complete a scavenger hunt.  Then they'll research a topic of choice and make a poster about what they learned.  Students will compare the online version to the print version and see which one is easier to use. 
In April we will review how to use the dictionary.  We'll learn the terms, "guide words" and "entry words" and will complete a dictionary scavenger hunt.  We will also read some poetry by Jack Prelutsky!  
In March, students will learn how to access the database, PebbleGo.  This is a safe searching environment for elementary students.  Students will choose an animal to research and create a animal brochure using the information they find in PebbleGo.  
February will be a busy month in the library!  First, we'll be getting ready for our Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read!  We'll read some books by Lisa Funari Willever who will visit PMES on March 1, 2019 and learn all about Dr. Seuss, the man who was the inspiration behind NEA's "Read Across America"!  Check out your child's Google Classroom page this month for log in information for the "Keyboarding Without Tears" program.  Students may work on this at home.  They may also use their accounts at home as well.  
In January, third graders will learn to make "Biography Stew" and will delve into the world of biographies a little bit deeper.  Students will be creating biography triangles by researching a famous person using library materials.  
In December we will learn about the winter holidays and listen to a selection of tales from notable authors.  We'll also learn about how non-fiction books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal System.
November is Native American Heritage Month!  We'll listen to selections from author Joseph Bruchac.  We'll create our own pictograph "pourquoi" or "why" stories using storytelling cubes.
In October we will learn:

How to access "Keyboarding Without Tears". We will continue our use of the program.
How to access google classroom using our chromebooks.  
How to search for books using our online catalog, Destiny Quest.