Crosley Schultz

Third Grade

Crosley Schultz

About Crosley

My name is Crosley Schultz and this is my first year at Nasha Shkola. I grew up in Owatonna, MN but I currently live in Saint Louis Park, MN with my husband Austin and two cats. For 4 years I lived in Fargo, ND while attending North Dakota State University for Human Development and Family Science and Valley City State University for Elementary Education. I recently graduated from Minnesota State University with my Masters in Educational Leadership. In third grade we are going to have so much fun while also becoming more responsible and independent in our learning. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, traveling, and going to concerts. I am so excited for the school year and can’t wait to get to know all of you!

What We Learn in 3rd Grade

Reading Comprehension and Response

  • Independently read and comprehend longer chapter books and nonfiction books at the third grade level.
  • Summarize main points of these fiction and nonfiction books.
  • Ask and pose plausible answers to how, why, and what-if questions in these texts.
  • Use a dictionary to answer questions regarding the meaning of words he/she doesn’t know.
  • Know how to use the table of contents and index to locate information.

Units and books we read as a class

  • Unit 1- Classic Tales
  • Unit 2- Rattenborough’s Guide to Animals
  • Unit 3- How Does Your Body Work?
  • Unit 4- Stories of Ancient Rome
  • Unit 5- Adventures in Light and Sound
  • Unit 6- What’s in Our Universe
  • Unit 7- Gods, Giants, and Dwarves
  • Unit 8- Native American Stories
  • Unit 9- The Age of Exploration
  • Unit 10- Living in Colonial America
  • Unit 11- Introduction to Ecology

Poetry

  • Adventures of Isabel (Ogden Nash)
  • The Bee (Isaac Watts)
  • By Myself (Eloise Greenfield)
  • Catch a Little Rhyme (Eve Merriam)
  • The Crocodile (Lewis Carroll)
  • Dream Variations (Langston Hughes)
  • Eletelephony (Laura Richards)
  • Father William (Lewis Carroll)
  • First Thanksgiving of All (Nancy Byrd Turner)
  • For want of a nail, the shoe was lost…
  • Jimmy Jet and His TV Set (Shel Silverstein)
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (Nikki Giovanni)
  • Trees (Sergeant Joyce Kilmer)

Spelling and Grammar

  • Use capital letters correctly
  • Understand what a complete sentence is and identify subject and predicate
  • Identify and use different types of sentence
    • Declarative (makes a statement)
    • interrogative (asks a question)
    • imperative (gives a command)
    • exclamatory (excitement)
  • Know the following parts of speech and how they are used:
    • nouns, pronouns, abstract vs concrete nouns, common nouns vs proper nouns, possessive nouns
    • adjectives
    • adverbs, comparative and superlative adverbs
    • Prefixes:
      • re meaning “again”
      • un meaning “not” or “opposite of”
      • dis meaning “not” or “opposite of”
      • mis
      • pro
      • anti
      • over
      • mid
      • under
    • Suffixes:
      • er and or meaning “a person who”
      • ist and ian meaning “a person skilled in”
      • ing
      • less
      • ful
    • Homophones:
      • their, there, they’re
      • your, you’re
      • its, it’s
      • here, hear
      • to, too, two

Sayings and Phrases

  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • His bark is worse than his bite.
  • Beat around the bush
  • Beggars can’t be choosers.
  • Clean bill of health
  • Cold shoulder
  • A feather in your cap
  • Last straw
  • Let Bygones be bygones
  • One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.
  • On its last legs
  • Rule the roost
  • The show must go on.
  • Touch and go
  • When in Rome do as the Romans do.
  • Rome wasn’t built in a day

Literary Terms

  • Biography and Autobiography
  • Fiction and nonfiction
  • Know how to organize a paragraph and understand…
    • how to use a topic sentence
    • how to develop a paragraph with examples and details
    • that each new paragraph in indented
  • Produce writing with a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Know how to gather information and put in their own words.
  • Know how to use the writing process (organize thoughts, draft, revise, edit, and publish)

Writing Units

  • Unit 1- Sentences
  • Unit 2- Writing instructions
  • Unit 3- Nounes
  • Unit 4- Writing a friendly letter
  • Unit 5- Action Verbs
  • Unit 6- Writing a Persuasive Letter
  • Unit 7- Study and Reference Skills
  • Unit 8- Writing a Story
  • Unit 9- Pronouns
  • Unit 10- Writing a Book Report
  • Unit 11- More Verbs
  • Unit 12- Writing a Sound Poem
  • Unit 13- Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Unit 14- Writing a research Report
  • Unit 15- Sentences
  • Unit 16- Writing a Compare-Contrast Essay
  • Unit 1- World Rivers
  • Unit 2- Ancient Rome
  • Unit 3- The Vikings
  • Unit 4- The Earliest Americans
  • Unit 5- Exploration of North America
  • Unit 6- The Thirteen Colonies
  • Unit 1- Classification of Animals
  • Unit 2- The Human Body
  • Unit 3- Light and Sound
  • Unit 4- The Solar System
  • Unit 5- Introduction to Ecology

Unit 1- Numbers to 10,000

  • Thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones
  • Place value
  • Comparing and ordering 4 digit numbers
  • Number patterns
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand

Unit 2- Addition and Subtraction

  • Mental math strategies for addition
  • Mental math strategies for subtraction
  • Understanding sum and difference
  • Part-whole models
  • Comparison models
  • Greater than and less than
  • Estimation
  • Word problems
  • Adding ones, tens, and hundreds
  • Subtracting from a whole thousand

Unit 3- Multiplication and Division

  • Multiplication facts 0-5 (review)
  • Words problems
  • Multiplying by tens, and hundreds
  • Multiplying by a 2, 3, and 4 digit number
  • Quotient and remainder
  • Dividing hundreds, tens and ones

Unit 4- Multiplication Tables of 6,7,8,9 

  • Multiplying and dividing by 6,7,8,9
  • Dividing a 2,3, or 4 digit number by 6,7,8,9
  • Division estimation

Unit 5- Data Analysis

  • Constructing bar graphs and tables
  • Interpreting data
  • Collecting and presenting data
  • Probability

 Unit 6- Length

  • Meters and Centimeters
  • Kilometers
  • Yards, Feet, Inches
  • Miles

Unit 7- Weight

  • Kilograms and Grams
  • Words Problems
  • Pounds and Ounces

Unit 8- Capacity

  • Liters and Milliliters
  • Gallons, Quarts, Pints, Cups

Unit 9- Money

  • Dollars and Cents
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division

Unit 10- Fractions

  • Fractions of a Whole
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Adding Fractions
  • Subtracting Fractions
  • Fractions of a Set
  • Fractions of Money

Unit 11- Time

  • Hours and Minutes
  • Elapsed Time
  • Other Units of Time

Unit 12- Geometry

  • Angles
  • Right Angels
  • Quadrilaterals and Triangles
  • Solid Figures (3D)

Unit 13- Area, Perimeter, and Volume

  • Area
  • Perimeter
  • Volume
  • Your Amazing Body
    • Bones, muscles, and nerves
    • Breathing and digestion
    • Growing at different rates
    • Taking care of your body
  • Taking Care of Yourself
    • Your skin
    • Your teeth and gums
    • Your eyes, ears, and nose
    • Health care products
    • Advertising
  • Food for a healthy body
    • Why your body needs food
    • The food pyramid
    • Healthful foods
    • Being a wise shopper
    • Handling food safely
  • Activities for a Healthy Body
    • Keeping your body fit
    • Staying safe while exercising
    • Rest and sleep for health
  • Keeping Safe
    • Being responsible for your safety
    • Safety around others
    • Safety on wheels
    • Safety around fires
    • Home safety
    • Disaster safety
  • Preventing Disease
    • Learning about diseases
    • Fighting disease
    • Diseases you can catch vs ones you can’t
    • Staying Healthy

Light

  • Observe how artists use light and shadow (to focus our attention, affect our emotions, etc.) in James Chapin, Ruby Green Singing Jan Vermeer, Milkmaid

Space in artworks

  • Understand the following terms: two-dimensional (height, width) and three-dimensional (height, width, depth)
  • Observe relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes: square to cube, triangle to pyramid, circle to sphere and cylinder
  • Observe how artists can make two-dimensional look three-dimensional by creating an illusion of depth, and examine the foreground, middle ground, and background in paintings, including Jean Millet, The Gleaners Pieter Bruegel, Peasant Wedding

Design: how the elements of art work together

  • Become familiar with how these terms are used in discussing works of art: Figure and ground Pattern Balance and symmetry
  • Examine design—how the elements of art work together—in Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair Mary Cassatt, The Bath Early American quilts Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom Henri Matisse, cut-outs: Icarus Edvard Munch, The Scream Horace Pippin, Victorian Interior Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach

Third Grade Spelling Words

 

Week 1

This week, we are focusing on adding the suffixes –ed and –ing to words. On the assessment, your child will be asked to write not only the root words listed in the following list but also those root words with the suffixes –ed and –ing added. When words end with CVC (Consonant–Vowel–Consonant), the final consonant must be doubled before adding –ed or –ing. The root words that are starred in the list follow this rule. For example, the root word hop becomes hopped and hopping. When words end with two consonants, the suffixes –ed and –ing are simply added. There is no doubling of consonants. For example, the root word finish becomes finished and finishing.

 

Students will be assigned two Challenge Words, give and live, to spell this week.

Challenge Words are words used very often. They may not following spelling patterns

and need to be memorized. Students will not be responsible for adding suffixes to the

Challenge Words on the assessment.

1. finishfinishedfinishing
2. discussdiscusseddiscussing
3. submitsubmittingsubmitting
4. stretchstretchedstretching
5. planplannedplanning
6. patchpatchedpatching
7. hophoppedhopping
8. rubrubbedrubbing
9. grabgrabbedgrabbing
10. shipshippedshipping
11. Challenge word: give
12. Challenge word: live

 

 

Week 2

Week 2 we focus again on adding the suffixes –ed and –ing to words. On the assessment, children will be asked to write not only the root words listed below but also those root words with the suffixes –ed and –ing added. The spelling words this week end with the letter ‘e’. When the suffixes –ed and –ing are added to these words, it is first necessary to drop the final letter ‘e’ before adding the suffix. For example, the root word smile becomes smiled and smiling.

1. smilesmiledsmiling
2. votevotedvoting
3. rakerakedraking

 

 

Week 2 adding –ed and –ing

 

  1. smile
  2. vote
  3. rake
  4. translate
  5. prepare
  6. tire
  7. file
  8. dine
  9. quote
  10. raise
  11. Challenge Word: does
  12. Challenge Word: done

 

Week 3 adding the suffix –es

 

  1. puppy- puppies
  2. carry- carries
  3. lady- ladies
  4. dry- dries
  5. marry- marries
  6. penny- pennies
  7. study- studies
  8. butterfly- butterflies
  9. bunny- bunnies
  10. hurry- hurries
  11. Challenge Word: along
  12. Challenge Word: put

 

Week 4 irregular nouns- Students will review the spelling of several types of plural nouns. Some plural nouns are formed by adding –s or –es. For nouns ending in ‘y’, the ‘y’ changes

to an ‘i’ before adding –es. Students will review irregular singular and plural nouns. Irregular nouns, such as child, cannot be made plural using the regular patterns. Students must learn and memorize the correct plural form.

 

  1. match- matches
  2. night- nights
  3. glass- glasses
  4. fox- foxes
  5. story- stories
  6. baby- babies
  7. child- children
  8. man- men
  9. woman- women
  10. goose- geese
  11. mouse- mice
  12. louse- lice
  13. tooth- teeth
  14. foot- feet
  15. person- people
  16. Challenge Word: exercise
  17. Challenge Word: laugh

 

Week 5- Students will change the singular noun to a plural noun by first changing the

‘f’ to ‘v’, dropping the final ‘e’ when appropriate, and then adding the suffix –es.

 

  1. knife- knives
  2. life-lives
  3. wife-wives
  4. half-halves
  5. wolf-wolves
  6. loaf-loaves
  7. elf-elves
  8. leaf-leaves
  9. thief-thieves
  10. shelf-shelves
  11. self-selves
  12. Challenge Word: before
  13. Challenge Word: please

 

Week 6- Students will review spelling patterns and irregular spellings that they have learned so far this year.

 

Verbs
Patterns for Adding SuffixesSpelling Words
add –ed and –ing by doubling or not doubling

the final consonant

watch → watched, watching

submit → submitted, submitting

drop the final letter ‘e’ then add –ed and –ingraise → raised, raising
add –s or –es (add –es to verbs ending in the

following letters: ‘s’, ‘x’, ‘z’, ‘sh’, and ‘ch’)

wish → wishes
change the ‘y’ to ‘i’ then add –ed or –esdry → dried, dries

 

Nouns
Patterns for Forming PluralsSpelling Words
add –s or –es (add –es to nouns ending in the following letters: ‘s’, ‘x’, ‘z’, ‘ch’, and ‘sh’)book → books
change the ‘y’ to ‘i’ then add –espuppy → puppies
change the ‘f’ to ‘v’ then add –es, dropping the final letter ‘e’ when neededknife → knives
irregular plural formschild → children

person → people

Challenge Word: across
Challenge Word: idea

 

Week 7- Students will have r-controlled words.

1.tarnish

  1. marbles
  2. portion
  3. motor
  4. circulate
  5. servant
  6. turkey
  7. doctor
  8. worship
  9. surgery

11 immortal

  1. sword
  2. messenger
  3. barbecue
  4. giraffe
  5. slurp
  6. sir
  7. mirth
  8. Challenge Word: above
  9. Challenge Word: beginning
  10. Content Word: Mediterranean

 

Week 8-  /ee/ sound

  1. Greeks
  2. meter
  3. Venus
  4. asleep
  5. secret
  6. agreed
  7. seed
  8. succeeded
  9. cedar
  10. breed
  11. create
  12. jamboree
  13. speech
  14. degree
  15. retail
  16. screech
  17. scenic
  18. tedious
  19. Challenge Word: except
  20. Challenge Word: follow
  21. Content Word: Psyche

 

Week 9- /ee/ sound

  1. gladiator
  2. grease
  3. grief
  4. Julius
  5. chariot
  6. barbarian
  7. stadium
  8. atrium
  9. eager
  10. teacher
  11. shriek
  12. tease
  13. leader
  14. chief
  15. each
  16. increase
  17. rookie
  18. experience
  19. Challenge Word: again

20.Challenge Word: often

  1. Content Word: Psyche

Week 10- /ee/ sound

  1. chimney
  2. Chinese
  3. gently
  4. crazy
  5. money
  6. extreme
  7. busy
  8. Pete
  9. keyboard
  10. alley
  11. anytime
  12. everybody
  13. city
  14. centipede
  15. athlete
  16. barley
  17. enemy
  18. Challenge Word: been
  19. Challenge Word: bin
  20. Challenge Word: together
  21. Content Word: Pompey

 

Week 11- Review /ee/ sounds

1 succeeded

  1. money
  2. enemy
  3. centipede
  4. experience
  5. believe
  6. secret
  7. increase
  8. chimney
  9. tedious
  10. fancy
  11. stadium
  12. chariot
  13. degree
  14. athlete
  15. chief
  16. grease
  17. scenic
  18. Challenge Word: really
  19. Challenge Word: almost
  20. Content Word: electricity

 

Week 12- /ae/ sound

  1. subway
  2. daydreams
  3. payment
  4. daisies
  5. awaited
  6. obtain
  7. ballplayers
  8. breaker
  9. yesterday
  10. betrayer
  11. crayons
  12. beefsteak
  13. explain
  14. dainty
  15. mermaid
  16. trainees
  17. great
  18. giveaway
  19. Challenge Word: family
  20. Challenge Word: young
  21. Content Word: straight

 

Week 13- /ae/ sound

  1. translate
  2. major
  3. nation
  4. famous
  5. pancake
  6. danger
  7. cascade
  8. escape
  9. refrigerate
  10. invade
  11. earthquake
  12. spacious
  13. inhale
  14. changes
  15. basic
  16. elevator
  17. hurricane
  18. fragrant
  19. Challenge Word: another
  20. Challenge Word: finally
  21. Content Word: concave

 

Week 14 – /k/ sound

  1. coarse
  2. snowflake
  3. anchor
  4. calendar
  5. occupy
  6. stomach
  7. character
  8. kangaroo
  9. thickness
  10. occur
  11. soccer
  12. kindness
  13. lookout
  14. quickly
  15. attack
  16. course
  17. accomplish
  18. candle
  19. Challenge Word: example
  20. Challenge Word: mountain
  21. Content Word: Loki

 

Week 15- /s/ sound

  1. assembly
  2. sunshine
  3. princess
  4. universe
  5. advice
  6. listen
  7. scent
  8. surly
  9. mince
  10. central
  11. response
  12. whistle
  13. subject
  14. civil
  15. promise
  16. glance
  17. address
  18. fascinate
  19. Challenge Word: during
  20. Challenge Word: want
  21. Content Word: scoundrel

 

Week 16 /j/ sound

  1. jellyfish
  2. germy
  3. digest
  4. fringe
  5. nudging
  6. ridge
  7. exchange
  8. eject
  9. budget
  10. lodging
  11. gymnasium
  12. jewel
  13. bridging
  14. dodge
  15. average
  16. fudge
  17. giraffe

Challenge Word: answer

Challenge Word: great/grate

Content Word: Jupiter

 

Week 17- /n/ sound

  1. gnat
  2. skinny
  3. knotted
  4. flannel
  5. knighted
  6. nearby
  7. understand
  8. design
  9. knobby
  10. manned
  11. knowledge
  12. channel
  13. annoy
  14. gnarly
  15. knuckle
  16. campaign

Challenge Word: very/vary

Challenge Word: enough

Content Word: astronomer

 

Week 18 Review

  1. yesterday
  2. quickly
  3. jewel
  4. recently
  5. subject
  6. awaited
  7. fascinate
  8. annoy
  9. knowledge
  10. refrigerate
  11. gymnasium
  12. design
  13. digest
  14. kindness
  15. quickly
  16. budget
  17. accomplish
  18. listen
  19. Challenge Word: different
  20. Challenge Word: thought
  21. Content word: atmosphere

 

Week 19- /ә/ sound

  1. dozen
  2. again
  3. enemy
  4. Shaman
  5. deposit
  6. ability
  7. problem
  8. distance
  9. about
  10. elegant
  11. debate
  12. sentence
  13. area
  14. secure
  15. taken
  16. probability
  17. bulletin
  18. company
  19. Challenge Word: American
  20. Challenge Word: independent
    21. Content Word: glistening

 

Week 20- spelling patterns for /ə/ + /l/ spelled ‘al’, ‘le’, and ‘el’, and /sh/ + /ə/ + /n/ spelled ‘tion

 

  1. channel
  2. hospital
  3. scuttle
  4. addition
  5. generation
  6. freckle
  7. autumnal
  8. vowel
  9. wobble
  10. rustle
  11. nation
  12. subtraction
  13. funnel
  14. travel
  15. festival
  16. trial
  17. trickle
  18. celebration
  19. Challenge Word: important
  20. Challenge Word: children
  21. Content Word: ceremonial

 

Week 21- /ue/ sound

  1. hue
  2. perfume
  3. unify
  4. continue
  5. argue
  6. amusement
  7. accuse
  8. rescue
  9. issue
  10. cubical
  11. useful
  12. utensils
  13. bugle
  14. occupy
  15. uniform
  16. confuse
  17. fuming
  18. mute
  19. Challenge Word: impossible
  20. Challenge Word: journal
  21. Content Word: explorer

 

Week 22- /oo/ sound

  1. remove
  2. dewdrop
  3. groove
  4. shrewd
  5. booth
  6. movement
  7. balloon
  8. newborn
  9. chewing
  10. whoever
  11. strewn
  12. disapprove
  13. undo
  14. lose
  15. kangaroo
  16. toothache
  17. improve
  18. Challenge Word: country
  19. Challenge Word: through
  20. Challenge Word: threw
  21. Content Word: discovery

 

Week 23- /f/ sound spelled ‘f’, ‘ff’,’ph’, and ‘gh’

  1. fare
  2. enough
  3. elephant
  4. trophy
  5. giraffe
  6. funnel
  7. phases
  8. roughly
  9. phony
  10. identify
  11. spherical
  12. laughing
  13. stuffing
  14. affect
  15. fairest
  16. phrase
  17. tougher
  18. Challenge Word: probably
  19. Challenge Word: weather
  20. Challenge Word: whether
  21. Content Word: expedition

Summer Book List
Third Grade

One Small Place in a Tree, by Barbara Brenner
ISBN 9780688171803

Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth is a Planet by Dennis Brindell Fradin
ISBN 9781593360061

Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment, by Wendy Macdonald
ISBN 9787506489300 (many versions)

Ancient Rome and Pompeii, by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
ISBN 9781415649664 (many versions)

The Real Vikings: Craftsmen, Traders, and Fearsome Raiders, by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger
ISBN 0792251326

Cells, Tissues, and Organs, by Richard Spilsbury
ISBN 9781442037045

Life in a Longhouse Village, by Bobbie Kalman)
ISBN 0778704629

Many Nations: An Alphabet Of Native America, by Joseph Bruchac (Scholastic, Inc., 1997)
ISBN 043963590X

Around the World in a Hundred Years: From Henry the Navigator to Magellan, by Jean Fritz
ISBN 0698116380

My America: The Starving Time: Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary, Book Two
ISBN 10: 0439369029

3rd Grade Class Calendar

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