Welcome to 3rd Grade

Spring Break is April 6-13th. Enjoy!! No schoolwork this week.

The packets which were delivered begin the week of April 13th.

I included our regular work which your child is very familiar with: daily language, math, cursive, and mad minute. In addition, I sent language, social studies, and science newspapers or magazines for each week. They can access the studies weekly social studies and science through googleclassroom if they want. I will push those out to all the students if they prefer on line to the paper version. 

I will be available through e-mail on this site.

Students have numerous resources which can be accessed on the Shaffer school website, both under students and classrooms- computer. Epic is a reading site which is available and a new reading site was added to early finishers language options under classes-computer, called storyline online. The password for epic is shs9608. The freckle password is  cole9g. 


We did an animal report with research using the library tab and the Britannica resource. If you would like to investigate this more the log in is :         Password:  indians. Enjoy.

I sent home the student math book home with pages listed for each week. I have the capability to assign similar problems on the computer if you student would prefer to log in and do it on thinkcentral, just let me know and I'll be glad to do that for you. Study Island, prodigy and math chase are also programs on the website with which they are familiar. We did animal research through the online encyclopedia under the library tab which included videos which your child may enjoy exploring.

I am listing some free resources I have found for parents and children during this time when in-person class is not in session. Feel free to explore and learn with your child's interests regardless of what I sent home. 

Math                               Science                            Social Studies                 PBS kids                   

Funbrain                      Discovery Mindblown       Who Was? app/site       

Math playground       NASA kids club                   Nat Geo kids

Splash learn                Amazing space                   Time for kids

Math Game tree         Code Academy                   Smithsonian for kids

                                      How stuff works


classroommagazines.scholastic.com learn at home  has daily lessons for kids by grade with videos, virtual field trips, etc. This is put out by the company that produces the scholastic magazine which we use. If you would like to use this resource instead of the scholastic magazine, feel free. For week April 14-17, do week 1 activities. For each day, pick 2 selections and let me know what you learned via googleclassroom. 

The San Diego Zoo has several live animal cams and kids activities on their site. I've seen and learned more about orangutans, African penguins, aardvarks, hippos, and beavers. It's been cool.  

We have enjoyed using a youtube drawing channel called arthubforkids. I also saw that the Kennedy Center has youtube lunch doodles by Mo Willems who is the illustrator for the Elephant and Piggie books along with the Pigeon books. Your child might enjoy these daily drawing tutorials. 

Finally, I have seen several postings for virtual field trips / tours of museums and National Parks.

I hope this information in helpful in supporting you and your student with their learning during this time.








Reading logs will go home on Mondays and be due the following Tuesday. Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days. Record how many minutes and the title of the book(s). Write three sentences on the back about what you read. 
Other weekly homework: study spelling words,
study times tables 0's, 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 9's, and 10's along with corresponding division facts.
Spelling tests are on Fridays.
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