Audience: Third


Animal Habitat Diorama


            For your City Wildlife book report you are to choose a factual book or article about your animal that you researched for your animal report.  After reading your book you are to make a creative diorama about your animal’s habitat.  Be sure to follow the directions below very carefully. 


Your diorama will be due Thursday, February 15th.




A diorama is an empty shoebox decorated to display your animal’s habitat.


You will need a shoe box, a 3”x5” index card, construction paper, markers, and various other items that can be used in your project.


1.  Cover the shoe box with construction paper, wrapping paper, or paint.  The inside                     of box will be a model of the animal’s habitat.


2.  Use the descriptions from the book or article to imagine what the animal’s habitat

looks like.  Gather all the items you will need to recreate the habitat inside the shoe box. 


3.  Some items you may wish to use are: clay, small toys, spools, yarn, leaves,

     sand, aluminum foil (for lake, ponds, etc.), buttons, popsicle sticks, twigs,    

     grasses, or anything else you can think of.  BE CREATIVE!


4.  Be sure to anchor (glue, tie, staple, etc.) everything down, so when your                   

     completed diorama is moved, it will not be ruined. 


5.  On a 3”x5” index card, write your name and your animal’s name.



DUE DATE: Thursday, February 15th

Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 1/18/18

Audience: Third



Peregrine Falcons: 







Mallard Ducks:


Monarch Butterflies:




Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 11/15/17

Audience: Third

Top 4 Things to focus on:

1. Math Facts

3. Prove your answers in math 

3. Reading Fluency

4. Read 


Lexia Information


Model Drawing Demonstration: 


Fractions on a Number Line Demonstration:



Multiplication Practice: 

Multiplication Practice Sheet

Multiplication Flash Cards


Comprehension Strategies:

Strategies to practice daily

Questions to ask to build comprehension


Lexile Map - What grade is my student reading at? 

Lexile Map

Is there a quiz for my child's book? 

Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 9/25/17

Audience: Third

Biography Report and Presentation

Dear Students/Parents/Guardians,

          During our Storytelling Unit in Language Arts, we read an informational article called “Oral History.”  In this article, the author described the importance of knowing our personal family history.  It also gave us directions on how to interview family members and record the information that they gave us.  After reading the article we brainstormed and recorded questions that we could use to interview a family member. 


Your assignment is to do the following:


  • Interview a family member (grandparent, parent, aunt/uncle, etc.) using the questions we came up with together in class.  You are to take notes of the important facts, events, or special stories that are shared with you


  • Take your notes and report them onto the biography report form that is attached, using your neatest handwriting


  • Prepare a short oral presentation about the person that you interviewed

These are the items that should be included in your biographical presentation:

                   *Name of person

                   *When/Where they were born

                   *How they are related to you

                   *Name two things that make this person special

                   *Describe an important event in the person’s life

  • Gather two to three items that represent your family member to bring in on your presentation day.  For example, if the person you interviewed is a doctor you could wear a lab coat or a stethoscope.  Look for items in your bedroom, kitchen, garage, backyard, or just about anywhere.  You will need to explain to the class how your items relate to the person you interviewed.    


  • Practice your presentation in front of a mirror, with a parent, or friend. Remember to speak clearly and loud enough so that your classmates can hear and understand you. Practice your presentation a few times at home.  Have fun presenting your family member to your classmates!


  • DUE DATE: May 26th 


*Please look at the attached files for the questions.

Information (7)


  • All information included


Item Representation (3)


  • An item that represents your family member

Presentation (10)


  • Used presentation voice
  • Faced the audience
  • Included all information

Total Score (20

Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 4/27/17

Audience: Third

           Planet Poster Project

                                  Due: April 28th 

          Every student needs to have a poster display of the planet they have chosen to research. All notes about their planet have been completed at school and will go home to assist in this project. They may need more information from your local library or from the internet (check our 3rd grade website). 

          Below will be a list of minimum requirements that must be displayed on your poster, but more information can be added. Each poster must have information written in your own words and not copied word-for-word from a book (or any other source). Be creative and have fun with this project.


Materials Needed: 

  • Poster board (at least 28”x22”)
  • Crayons/Color Pencils/Markers/Paint
  • Notes from school about planet


Information Needed on Poster (can be in bulleted form):

  • Is this an inner or outer planet?
  • Special features of planet (physical characteristics) or something planet is known for
  • Weather/Climate
  • How many moons?
  • Illustration or visual display of planet (must not be printed from the internet and pasted on poster)
  • Any other facts about the planet you want to share
  • Please make sure your poster has at least one flat side, so it may be hung on the wall (for Corda and Folks). It can be 3-D for display for Scott, Dea, and Wong.


Planet Poster Grading Rubric                 

Information (6)


  • All information included

Visual Display (6)


  • Hand drawn or painted

Presentation (3)


  • Used presentation voice
  • Faced the audience

Total Score (15)








Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 3/8/17

Audience: Third


Welcome to 3rd Grade! These are the list of suggested supplies that your child should come in with on the first day of school. Please shop during the summer and be ready for the first day of school on August 16th. Some supplies will be collected and shared with the entire class, such as glue and tissue. We will add to our wish list throughout the year! We hope your child is as eager as we are in seeing them during our next academic year in 3rd grade!


3rd Grade Supply List

Pencils - 24 pack (Prefer Ticonderogas/Wooden Dixon Pencils and Mechanical Pencils with refills okay for Mr. Wong)

Facial Kleenex tissue - 2 boxes

Highlighters – 1 set (various colors)

Crayons - 1 box

Color Pencils - 1 box


Two-pocket folder for holding Homework (durable folder) - 1


Dry Erase Markers-Skinny or Fat

Re-usable Water Bottle (No spill bottle that has a pop-top preferred)


Wish List:

Baby Wipes for cleaning desks

Gallon Size Ziploc Bags

Sandwich Bags

Red Pens- 1 pack (12 pens)

Markers - 1 box


Spiral notebooks, wide rule

Glue Sticks - 3 pack

Sharpies (black and other colors)


Cardstock paper



Posted by: Emily Dea
Published: 8/3/16