3rd Grade / Week 6 / April 20-24

Read 20 minutes every day.  

Daily Writing Journal:  Create a daily writing journal. 

Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning: 

  • What did you enjoy the most about your day? 

  • Why did you enjoy this moment? 

  • What did you learn? 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can use my background knowledge and clues from the text to make inferences. 
  • I can identify a pair of words as synonyms or antonyms. 
  • I can determine a word to make a synonym or antonym pair. 

Choice Activities:

  • In Storytown book 

    • Read pages 296/297 to learn about making inferences and to practice making an inference 

    • Read Charlotte’s Web pages 300-310: you can orally answer questions below or write them on a piece of paper 

      • 302/303- 

        • 1. Why does Fern like to visit the farm? 

        • 2. What animals live on Zuckerman’s farm? 

      • 304/305- 

        • 1. What are the names of the sections of Charlotte’s legs? How many sections are there? 

        • 2. How does Wilbur feel about Charlotte’s spinning a web? Do you think he his jealous? 

        • 3. How does Wilbur feel after he falls? 

      • 306/307- 

        • 1. What does Templeton do with the string? 

        • 2. How did you feel when Wilbur fell? 

        • 3. Do you think that Wilbur will ever be able to spin a web? Why or why not? 

      • 308/309- 

        • 1. How does Wilbur feel after he falls a second time? 

        • 2. How are a spider’s web and the Queensborough Bridge alike and different? 

        • 3. Why does the author talk about people always being in a hurry? 

      • 310-311- answer questions 1-5 after finishing the story 

  • Watch BrainPOPjr. Video : Make Inferences 

    • Brainpop jr Logos

    • Take the quizzes, play the game, and the activity to practice making inferences using your background knowledge and clues from the text. 

  • Watch YouTube video to see Mrs. Gargano model making inferences 

  • Watch each YouTube commercial listed below and try to make your own inferences using the questions  


      • What did the dog do? 

      • How do you know the dog killed the cat? (evidence from the video) 

      • Why did the dog give the man a bag of chips? 

      • What is the boy trying to do? 

      • How do you know? ( use evidence from the video) 

      • What does the boy think when the car starts? 

      • How do you know? ( use evidence from the video) 

      • What does the grad think his gift is? 

      • How do you know? 

      • What is his actual gift? 

      • How do you know? 


  • Synonyms and Antonyms

    • Remember synonyms are words that have nearly the same meaning 

    • Antonyms are words that have opposite meaning 

  • Practice synonyms and antonyms 


  • Additional at home activities- 

    • Make a list of inferences you have made while watching TV, reading a book or just spending time with family 

    • Illustrate a pair of antonyms 

    • Choose a word and see how many synonyms or antonyms you can think of for that word 

    • Write a story or use a book you are reading and go back and replace words in the story with synonyms or antonyms and see how your story changes. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Answers to story questions 

  • Answers to inferencing questions 

  • Complete Quizizz or Kahoot to send your teacher your score 


Writing Learning Goal:  

  • I can create a statement that clearly shows my opinion on a topic. 
  • I can use a graphic organizer to plan my opinion writing. 
  • I can proofread and edit a draft to correct grammar and provide more explanation. 
  • I can publish a final draft that is written, typed, or recorded digitally. 

Choice Activities:

  • Complete the Nearpod lesson. Just click the link, type in YOUR NAME and click join session:   https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/sWwo5fXRLu 

  • Think about and create your opinion statement for this question: 

Do you think it is better for kids to learn online at home, or to go to school? 

  • Once you have your opinion statement, create a list of 3 to 4 reasons why you think this way, and give examples! (Reason:Kids need to have friends. Example: If we aren’t in school, we may not see our friends every day.) 

  • Proofread your draft to fix any mistakes. 

    • Think: Does my writing make sense when I read my sentences? 

  • Send a picture of your final draft or record yourself reading your final draft so your teacher can hear your opinion!  

(Class Dojo and Seesaw are great ways to record yourself on a phone, tablet, or computer). 

Can Turn In: 

  • Nearpod 

  • Picture or video of final draft 


Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home

Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies

Click on your student’s grade level, there will be stories to read for each day of Week 3.


BookFlix -- Login

Username: Learning20 

Password: Clifford 


ABCya! • Learning Games and Apps for Kids

Educational games and activities to practice reading

Room recess-


Inference game 

Time for Kids online magazines- 

Time for Kids Website Review

Time for Kids magazines, extra reading materials 

Epic! Books

Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos on the App Store

Gargano- exw2078 

Myers- shy7268 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can describe two-dimensional shapes. 
    • I can identify and describe attributes of a plane shape. 
    • I can describe angles in plane shapes. 
    • I can identify polygons by the number of sides they have. 
    • I can determine if lines and line segments are parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting. 

Choice Activities:

Try This! 

Look at the picture. What shapes do you see? 


This is called a mosaic. Mosaics are made up of different shapes of all sizes to create a picture. Your activity today is to see if you can create your own mosaic.  

You can cut out different shapes with whatever paper you have and create a picture with those shapes. You can use different colored paper, or you can color your shapes if you would like. Glue your shapes down or if you do not have any glue just set them on your piece of paper and create your picture that way.  

We want to see you mosaics! Take a picture and send them to your teacher on Class Dojo or e-mail.   


Below are the 4 lessons for the week using Nearpod. Complete 1 lesson a day for your math time.  

**After clicking the link, you may either download the app or you can click continue to website. 

Click on the link below. This will take you to the lesson. All you need to do is type in YOUR NAME and click join session! 


Lesson 12.1 Plane Shapes: pages 483-486 

Click Here: Lesson 12.1 

Assignment: Page 485 


Lesson 12.2 Angles: pages 487-490 

Click Here: Lesson 12.2 

Assignment: Page 489 #’s 8-13 


Lesson 12.3 Polygons: pages 491-494 

Click here: Lesson 12.3 

Assignment: page 493 


Lesson 12.4 Lines: pages 495-498 

Click Here: Lesson 12.4 

Assignment: page 496 # 5-7  

                      TRY page 497 #’s 8-11 

Can Turn In: 

​​​Nearpods (once they are completed, they will automatically be sent to your teacher) 


-Mosaic Picture 


-Page 485  


-Page 489 #8-13 


-Page 493 


-Page 496 #’s 5-7 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Khan Academy 

Khan Academy on the App Store

Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin with 2nd Grade Measurement, Data, & Geometry 



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

ABCya! • Learning Games and Apps for Kids

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Premium Memberships | Prodigy Game

Student can log in with their username and password 



Click on Angles under the Geometry Column to practice measuring angles 

BrainPOPjr.- Points, Lines, Segments, Rays

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

Username: gh5101 

Password: 5101 

BrainPOPjr.- Polygons 

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

Username: gh5101 

password: 5101 

Weekly Learning Goal:   

  • I can explain the meaning of patriotic symbols, songs, actions, celebrations, and holidays (e.g., U.S. Flag, Bald Eagle, Pledge of Allegiance, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, President’s Day, Flag Day) 

Choice Activities:

Using the sources: Epic!, Pebble Go, or BrainPOPjr.  

  • Choose at least 1 U.S symbol, song and holiday/celebration to research.  Create a poster including the information below 

    • Monument/Symbol: 

      • What is it? 

      • What does it look like? (draw a picture of it) 

      • Where is it located? 

      • Who built it? Or made it a U.S. symbol? 

      • What is the special meaning behind it? 

    • Song 

      • What is it? 

      • Who wrote it? 

      • What does it mean? 

      • When do we sing it? 

    • Holiday/Celebration 

      • What is it? 

      • Who came up with it? 

      • When do we celebrate it? 

      • Why is it important? 

  • Create your own song, holiday, or symbol for something related to you 

    • Your family, favorite activity, favorite game, favorite food etc. 

Can Turn In: 

-research poster 

-your own song, holiday or symbol 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Nebraska Legislature 

This video explains why Nebraska has a Unicameral government and how a bill becomes a law. 

Unicam Kids 

This informational text explains about Nebraska’s Unicameral Government.  

Nebraksa Capitol Virutal Tour 

This is a virtual tour of Nebraska’s Capitol.  

 Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can find and use information to describe climates in different regions of the world 

Choice Activities:

  • Go to the Nearpod attachment to hear about different climates (be sure to hit the “play” button): 

  • Go to https://www.climatetypesforkids.com/ to learn more about climates around the world.  Write about different patterns found around the world. 

  • Choose a climate to study.  What did you learn about that climate?  What questions do you still have about that climate? 

  • Pick 2 climates to compare and contrast.  Tell how they are the same and how they are different.  Draw and label pictures of the 2 different climates. 

Can Turn In:

  • Nearpod participation 

  • Create a poster of the climate you chose to study. Include facts about your climate 

  • Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two climates 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Henry Doorly Zoo: Zoo From Home: 


These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students.  



Games and activities about climate and weather 



Video explaining more about climate  

Shedd Aquarium of Chicago: 


These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students.  

Field Museum of Chicago: 


These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students.  



These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students.  

Smithsonian GeoGallery: 


These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students.  

Ashfall Fossil Beds: 


These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual fieldtrips, and videos for your students. 

The Weather Channel: 


This website will show weather forecasts for your local area (including precipitation, wind speeds, and temperatures) 

Specials - Southwood Es



Library / Library Happenings

Email or Message Your Teachers on Class Dojo

  • Mr. Frazier                  (Music)           jonathan.frazier@ops.org
  • Mr. Jones                    (Counselor)     thomas.jones@ops.org
  • Ms. Schermerhorn      (Art)                nicole.schermerhorn@ops.org
  • Miss Spizman             (PE)                 beth.spizman@ops.org
  • Ms. Wells                    (Media)           ashley.wells@ops.org


Choice Activities:  

  • Watch the video for this fun paddle game.  If you can’t make the paddle, you could just use a paper plate or even a magazine.  I know you all have socks, because I’ve smelled them before.  

😝Have Fun!  I miss all of you!!!💓

Supporting links:

PE at Home: Birdie in the Cage from OPEN Physed


Choice Activities:  

  • Create your own instrument from stuff at home! Tap two spoons together. Shake a box of cereal. Bang two pillows together. Be creative.  

  • Listen to the song from the video provided. March around your house to the song. 

    • Can you name what movie the song is from? 

    • Can you make your march look very evil to match the music? 

  • Create your own rhythm pattern that includes 4 heartbeats. (If you forgot the rhythms we know, look back to the lesson from the week of April 6-10.) Once you have your rhythms, use your homemade instrument and play your rhythms. 

    • Share your rhythms and instrument on Flipgrid!! 

Supporting links:

Free Music Icons, 2,000+ Icons in PNG, EPS, SVG formatDownloads + Media — Flipgrid



Choice Activities:  

Household Objects Still Life

Materials:  Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paint, or computer, household objects  

Instructions: First, watch the YouTube video “Hold Still- The Still Life in Art”.  
Next, click on the links provided to see examples of still lifes (artwork showing mostly non-living objects) created by different artists, in different media (materials used to create art).  
Begin by choosing different objects for your still life. Sometimes it’s nice to have a mixture of natural things (flowers, fruit, rocks, etc.) and man-made objects (dishes, jewelry, books, etc.).  

Arrange your still life objects in front of you, making sure that some of them overlap (when one shape covers a part of another shape).  
Now you’re ready to begin drawing. I like to start with the object closest to me and work my way towards the back. Pay attention to the different shapes and sizes of your objects.  

Once you are finished drawing your still life, you can draw a line behind the objects (at about the middle of the tallest object in the back) to make it look like they’re sitting on a table.  
Add color to your still life and then design a different pattern for your table and wall.  

I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid!

Art Black | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDDownloads + Media — Flipgrid

Supporting links: 

Hold Still- The Still Life in Art YouTube video explaining and showing examples of still life art.  

Yingzhao LiuTom WesselmannRichard ShawRichard DiebenkornTrompe l'oeil  click on each link to see examples of still lifes in different media.