This week in third grade:

March poem -  St. Patrick's Day by Aileen Fisher

Religion - Unit 3 The Church, Our Community in the Spirit - Unit Saint - Katharine Drexel - Make a mobile of a fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church - Identify Peter as Jesus' appointed leader of the Church.  Identify the Marks of the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Define apostolic, Marks of the Church, Mystical Body of Christ, one, pastor, and Vicar of Christ.  The children will write the names of our church leaders - Pastor, Bishop, and Pope

 E L A -  Aero and Officer Mike  Informational text by J. P. Russell Big Idea - Facing a challenge helps us to grow.  Essential Question - Why do authors write different kinds of texts?Comprehension: target skill - Author's Purpose   target strategy - summarize   grammar: pronouns and verbs   vocabulary: strategies - prefixes in-, im-     target vocabulary - lying, loyal, partners, shift, quiver, patrol, ability, snap    spelling -  horse, mark storm, market, acorn, artist, March, north, barking, stork, thorn, forest, chore, restore, dark, story, partner, fortune

 Math –  Understand Fractions continued - relate fractions and whole numbers, fractions of a group, find parts of a group using unit fractions, find the whole group using unit fractions, review

Scholastic News - A Bright Idea- Brothers from Pennsylvania ages 10 and 13 invented a new product called Sneaker Lights,  Students will identify text in the article that describes a problem and its solution.  Super solutions -Students will identify that each inventor had for his or her problem CC RI.3.3).  Slimy Secret - Scientists are studying frogs ability to catch their prey. this could inspire scientists to make devices that could help humans.  A Shocking Shot -   Mexico is experiencing volcanic lightning from Volcan de Colima.   Inside a Volcano - Reading a Diagram Skills Sheet (CC RI.3.7).

Social Studies -People and Culture  Artists in the Community - Identify writers, photographers, and artists who have shared their cultural heritage with communities around the world.  Explain the importance of writers and artists to communities in our country and around the world.  They will analyze information by comparing and contrasting. 

 Read aloud -Nory Ryan's Song by Patricia Riley Giff
A story of historical fiction about the time of the potato famine in Ireland.