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OPS At Home Learning: 3rd Grade

Grade level resources

Social Studies

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

Activities:

  • Read a book about the Fourth of July on Epic! 
  • Draw a picture of something you do to celebrate the Fourth of July. Write a description about your picture. 
  • Read about the Fourth of July (Independence Day) on PebbleGo 
  • Write a thank you letter for someone who has served in the military.  
  • Do something kind for someone else in your family. 
  • Draw a picture of someone being respectful. Write about how the picture is showing respect. 

 

Resources:

Epic! Books

Use classroom code or create a free account; Read books about being a good citizen, city officials, and much more! 

Math

Recommended minutes per day: 30 minutes

15 minutes of math activities (choose one below)

10 minutes of Khan Academy (see suggested grade level starting point)

5 minutes of XtraMath

Activities:

  • Shoe Graph- Collect information about shoes the people in your family wear. You could look around at shoes people are wearing right now or check out their closets-wherever shoes are kept in your home. You can collect different types of data about shoes. What types of shoes are there? (running shoes, dress shoes, boots, sandals, etc.) What colors of shoes are there? What sizes of shoes? After you collect the data in a tally chart or table, graph your information in your choice of graph and discuss it with an adult. 
  • The number is 2, 493. Write at least 5 ways to express this number using place value. 
  • If 9 x 8 =72, what is 9 x 9? What is 9 x 7? Explain in writing how you thought about those problems. 
  • Finish this sentence: Dividing by 2 is easy. I just ...    Give three examples using pictures, equations, words, or other models. 
  • Sam has 97 feet of ribbon to make bows. He uses 3 feet of ribbon to make 1 bow. How many bows can Sam make? Make a model to show your thinking. 
  • In ancient times people measured in many different ways. Hands and feet were often used, in fact we still measure horses in hands! Measure these distances with your feet. What is the distance from your front door to your refrigerator, bathroom, tv, kitchen table, a window, your bedroom?   
  • Choose 5 or more different utensils in your kitchen: spoon, fork, spatula, wooden spoon, turner, ladle, can opener, tongs. Be safe! Don't use a knife. Put these items in order from shortest to longest (estimate using sight). Measure each one to the nearest ¼ inch and record the length on a paper. (You can use a measurement app if you don't have a ruler, ask a grown up to help you). Write 5 true statements about the lengths of the utensils. 
  • Choose 3 books to read. Record the time you begin reading and the time you finish reading each book. How much time did you spend reading each book? This is the elapsed time. How much time did you spend reading all 3 books together? Which book took the longest to read? Don't forget to record your reading minutes at https://district.ops.org/ABOUTOPS/SummerReading.aspx#103181328-current-progress. 
  • Draw all the rectangles you can with a perimeter of 16 units. How do you know you have them all? Explain your thinking to an adult and see if they can think of any more. 
  • Draw 5 quadrilaterals of any shape and size. Color over the parallel lines  yellow. Color the right angles red. Color angles greater than right blue. Color angles less than right green. Explain your work to an family member of guardian.  

Resources:

 

Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin 3rd Grade Multiplication. 

XtraMath

Click Sign up for a free account. It is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency.

Language Arts / Reading

Recommended minutes per day: 45 minutes

20 minutes Self-Selected Independent Reading

15 minutes Reading Activities (choose one below)

10 minutes Daily Journal Writing:  Create a daily writing journal. Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning:

o   What did you enjoy the most about your day?

o   Why did you enjoy this moment?

  • What did you learn?

Activities:

  • Go for a walk in your house or outside and describe the plants and animals you see. Describe your new discoveries using strong adjectives.  
  • Create a list of your top 10 books that you have read. Next to each title, write 10 words that describe the book.  
  • When reading a fiction story, how would you change the ending to that book and why? 
  • Read a book with a family member and talk about it with them. 
  • Write an acrostic poem using the name of your school. 

Resources:

Storyline Online Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books

ReadWorks Create a free account to access authentic and engaging texts to read

Science

Recommended minutes per day: 20 minutes

 

Activities:

  • Build a structure near a sunny window using any items in your house (Legos, blocks, etc.). Notice the different shadows you can make. 
  • How heat changes things. Bake a cake. How does the liquid from the batter change when it cooked in the oven? Draw a picture of what it looks like before and after. 
  • Pick an animal you can see in your backyard. List 4 living and non-living things it interacts with.  
  • Draw a picture of any ecosystem. Label at least 3 living and nonliving parts of the ecosystem. 

Resources:

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students:

PBS Learning Science

Mystery Science

Exploratorium

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