Summer Reading Welcome to 3 rd Grade!

    Summer Reading  Welcome to 3rd Grade!  Dear Future 3rd Grade Students & Parents, This summer you will be required to read two books and keep tr...
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Summer Reading  Welcome to 3rd Grade! 

Dear Future 3rd Grade Students & Parents, This summer you will be required to read two books and keep track of summaries of the books by maintaining a log/notebook. A sample of the   information a chapter summary could include is attached. It would be advised to write in the log after each chapter in order to be well prepared to take an Accelerated Reader (AR) test on each book in August. The AR quizzes will evaluate the student’s comprehension and will be appointed a grade. Please select two books to read from the four books listed below. Some of the listed books are part of a series, be sure to verify the selection you choose is indeed an AR book. You may validate this by visiting and typing in the title of the selected book. Enjoy your summer! We are very excited to meet you! Choose two books of the following: 1. Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli 2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (ISBN: 978‐0‐689‐30647‐1) 3. Nate the Great (any AR book from the series)by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat 4. A to Z Mysteries (any AR book from the series except the “Absent Author”) by Ron Roy

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Characters That Appear in the Chapter:

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Sunset Elementary School Skills to Review Before Entering Grade 3

Reading/Language Arts  Comprehend text/reading passages on grade level and able to answer who, what, where, when, and why  questions accurately about the text.  Read aloud with fluency and expression.  Know and identify the main idea of a story or passage. 

 Stop at periods, pause at commas, raise their voice at a question mark, and talk with emphasis at exclamation  point.  Summarize, or retell, a story after reading it.

 Uses context clues to confirm or self‐correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.  Recognize and give examples of nouns, verb, and adjectives.  Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns. (e.g. feet, children, teeth, mice, fish)  Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs. (e.g. sat, hit. told, fell)

Mathematics  Use addition and subtraction to solve multiple step word problems.  Add and subtract mentally up to 20 with fluency.  Know the difference between odd and even numbers.  Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones.  Compare two three-digit numbers using >, =, and < symbol.  Add and subtract four-digit numbers using regrouping.  Measure the length of different objects using a ruler (inches and centimeters).  Tell time to the nearest five minutes, half hour, and quarter hour.  Solve word problems involving money (dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies). Use $ sign and ¢ appropriately.  Understand data on a picture graph and bar graph.  Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

Social Studies  Recognize that each community contains groups of people who have contributed to the community’s cultural diversity.  Define and give examples of urban, suburban, and rural communities.  Define the role of government.  Recognize common map symbols used in map legends, including cardinal and intermediate directions on a compass rose.  Describe environmental problems in the community.  Interpret a graph.

Science  Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them, and generate explanations based on those  explorations  Recognize that Earth is made up of rocks and different soil types   Humans continue to explore the interactions among water, air, and land   All objects and substances in the world are made of matter.  Substances can be classified by their physical and  chemical properties.    Matter can undergo a variety of changes (physically or chemically)    Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work and cause a change.  It takes energy to change the  motion of objects.     All plants and animals, including humans, are alike in some ways and different in others.    Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other.  Reproduction is  a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.    Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to  satisfy their basic needs.  

Writing  Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographical names  Make a graphic organizer (prewriting)  Write a paragraph with proper sentence structure including punctuation and capitalization.  Write a paragraph with beginning, middle, and end. (Be able to indent)

Organizational Skills/ Work Habits  Copy Home Learning efficiently and accurately into an agenda.  Establish a daily morning routine in order to arrive on time and prepared for school. (pencils sharpened, supplies ready, etc)  Establish an afternoon routine for home learning completion on daily basis.  Be responsible and take ownership of what is expected on a daily basis.  Organize school materials. (book bags should be organized and cleaned out periodically)


Grade 3  Supply List 2014-2015   5 composition notebooks labeled the following: (Math/Science, Home Learning, STEM, Reader’s Response Journal, Writing Notebook)  1 1 1/2 inch Binder  Notebook filler paper (Wide Ruled)  1 pack of 5 tab dividers with pockets  1 box of 24 colored pencils (sharpened)  3 packs of number 2 pencils  1 scissor  1 pack of blue pens  1 pack of red pens  4 PLASTIC duo-tang folders with prongs and pockets (Class, Home Learning, Math/Science, and Music)  2 packs of 5x8 index cards (Reading and Math/Science)  2 packs of 3x5 index cards (Reading and Math/Science)  2 glue sticks  1 pack of Dry-Erase markers (no thin tips)  1 box of sheet protectors (split between Reading and Math/Science)  1 soft pencil pouch (no boxes will be accepted)  2 highlighters  1 white hi-polymer erasers  1 Wordly Wise 3000 Third Edition ISBN# 978-0-8388-7603-9  1 Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo ISBN # 978-0-7445-5677-3

Wish List  Notebook filler paper  Heavy duty electric sharpener  Construction paper (white and multicolored) (12x18) *Please label all supplies with your child’s first and last name. Thank you! 

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Wipes Tissues Disinfectant wipes Hand sanitizer Copy paper (white and colored) Thin tip Sharpies