3rd Grade / Week 4 / April 6-10

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 identify cause and effect relationships in a story and in real life.   
  • I can create my own cause and effect relationships and illustrate them. 
  • I can identify homophones and use them correctly in a sentence. 

Choice Activities: 

  •  Cause and Effect- In student reading book 
    • Read pages 256/257 together to practice cause and effect 
    • Read the story Ramona Quimby, Age 8 ( pp. 260-271), have students answer questions listed below after they read - they can write them, or talk about them 
      • After reading pp. 262/263     1.) Why does Ramona worry about what her classmates will think of her?  2.) Why does Ramona suddenly work hard? 
      • pp. 264/265     1.) How do you know Ramona is creative?  2.) What do you think Ramona is going to do with the cat masks? 
      • pp. 266/267     1.) What causes Sara and Janet to giggle? 
      • pp. 268/269     1.) How is Ramona’s book report like a commercial?  2.) What character traits would you use to describe Ramona? Why? 
      • pp. 270/271     1.)Why does Ramona feel brave?  2.) Why does Mrs. Whaley say Ramona’s ending is a good way to end the report? 
    • If students struggle to answer the questions encourage them to go back and reread to find the answer 
    • If they would like more practice they can answer the questions on page 272 on paper or discuss  
  • Homophones- watch homophones video-

  • OR Discuss that homophones are words that sound the same but have different spelling and meanings. 
    • Make a list of as many homophone pairs as you can  
    • Pick a pair of homophones, write a sentence using each homophone and create an illustration to match the sentence 
    • Challenge: write a sentence including a homophone pair in the same sentence. Ex: Hey, I just got some hay for our new horse. 
  • Strega Nona- Cause and Effect  
    • Watch to review cause and effect  

Cause-Why something happens 

Effect- What happens 


Strega Nona puts a sign up in the middle of town. 

Everyone in town laughs when Big Anthony tells them about Strega Nona’s magic pasta pot. 


Strega Nona leaves to visit Strega Ameila. 



Pasta begins to pour out of the pot, filling Strega Nona’s house, and heads down the street into town.  

Strega Nona says the punishment should fit the crime, so she hands Anthony a fork.  



  • Additional Cause and Effect and Homophone activities: 

    • Find cause and effect relationships in the book you are reading 
    • Write real life cause and effects  Ex.:  I blew a giant bubble with my gum ► the bubble popped and I got gum on my face. 
    • Illustrate your real life cause and effect relationships 
    • Look for homophones in your daily read to self book 
    • Make a comic strip story using as many homophones as possible 
    • Write a story using a many homophone pairs as possible 
    • Mix up the homophones and create a silly sentence/illustration   Ex.: I saw a hair hopping through the field (picture with hair in a field).  Look at the hare on that man’s head. (man with a hare (rabbit) on his head). 


WRITING:  Functional Writing 

  • I can think of and list topics I can use to write and inform someone how to perform a task 
  • I can write the steps in completing a task in an order that makes sense using transition words or a graphic organizer 
  • I can proofread and edit my writing by myself or with others to make my writing more clear 
  • I can publish my writing by writing or typing a final draft, or recording a video of someone performing my task using my directions 
  • Brainstorming Topics 

    -Think of things you are an expert at that you can teach someone else how to do, like tying your shoes or shooting a basketball! 

  • Creating a Draft 

          - Use an organizer to help break up your steps! You can do this by folding your paper into sections. Using transitional words like “first”, “next”, “then”, and “last” will also help you organize your thoughts. 

  • Editing 

    - Go back and reread your sentences. Do they start with a capital letter and end with punctuation? Do they make sense when you say them out loud? Have an adult or sibling read your draft. Do they think your directions are clear? 

  • Publishing 

    - Rewrite your draft with the changes you have made. Pencil and paper will work, or if you would rather type it out, that is fine too! Have a family member read your work and see if they can perform the task correctly using your steps! Maybe they will let you record them performing the task. 


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Can Turn In: 


  •  Ramona Quimby Question/Answers 


  • Homophone sentences or illustrations 


  • List of real life cause and effect or the ones you found in your free choice reading. 



























Can Turn In: 

  • A list of topics you came up with or a graphic organizer 

  • Your final draft, written, typed, or as a video 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home 


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

Epic Books-https://www.getepic.com/ 




Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Study Island 


  • If you need login or password please email or Dojo message classroom teacher 

Educational games for reading 



Cause and effect games 



Homophones games 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

Choice Activities:

  • Lesson 11.2 Complete page 437. Use the inches side of a ruler to find the perimeter of the shape. Remember, perimeter is measuring the OUTSIDE of the shape. Measure the sides in inches and then add them up all together. Complete practice problems on page 438 and 439. For extra problem solving, complete page 440. 


  • Lesson 11.3 Complete page 441. Add up all the sides you know, and then subtract that to the perimeter of the shape (the number it gives you in the problem. Complete page 443. For extra practice, complete page 444. 


  • Lesson 11.5. Complete page 451. Count the inside squares to find the area of the shape. Remember, area is measuring the INSIDE of the shape. 


  • Lesson 11.6. Complete page 453. Use one of the strategies taught to complete page 455. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Page 443 
  • Page 451 

**Take a picture of the assignment and upload it to me on class Dojo if you choose to turn it in. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Khan Academy 


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.


Educational games and activities to practice reading


Student can log in with their username and password



Click on Angles under the Geometry Column to practice measuring angles 

Brain Pop- Perimeter 


Username: gh5101 


Brain Pop- Area 


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Weekly Learning Goal: 

Choice Activities:


  • Watch Brainpopjr video about local and state governments. 
    • After watching the video- 
      • 1.) write about what you would do if you were the mayor 
      • 2.) Write a letter to the mayor about what you like about our community and what you would change about our community. 
      • 3.) Take the easy or hard quiz to check you understanding. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Writing about if you were mayor or your letter to our mayor.

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.  

Brainpop jr.- can be found in student links on Hartman webpage 

Video about local and state government 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

I can make a table, bar graph, or picture graph to show weather patterns for a given season (using average temperature, precipitation, or wind speed) 

Choice Activities:

  • Record a daily log for Omaha’s weather conditions using temperature, precipitation, or wind speed (pick one) weather.com is a good resource for this 

  • Turn your data into a bar graph or picture graph 

  • Reflection: Explain how the weather in your area has changed over the last 7 days 

  • Reflection: Explain how the weather in your area has changed over the last 6 months (from October to April) 

Can Turn In: 

  • Weather graph 

  • Reflection Questions 

  • Write or Record a Prediction: How might temperature affect viral illnesses like the flu? 

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.  

Georgia Aquarium: At Home Learning: 


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

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden: Home Safari Resources: 


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

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


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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:  

  • Use the video and Click on the link to get your heart pumping with this fun activity.  Challenge your family members to see who can do the most laps in one minute. 

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  


  • Review the rhythms ta, ti ti, tika tika, rest, and ta-ah. 

  • Create your own rhythm pattern using these rhythms. 

  • Share the pattern with a family member. Then, try to create the same pattern WITHOUT pencil and paper. Examples: use Lego, chalk on the sidewalk, Popsicle sticks, paint.  


Supporting links:

This is a ta        


This is a ti ti    


This is a rest (silent sound) 

This is a tika tika  


This is a ta-ah (remember it has 2 beats)  


Choice Activities:  

Ocean Life  

Materials: Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer 

Instructions: Watch the live streams at the Aquarium of the Pacific through the provided links. Observe the animals that live there and their habitats (environments that they live in). 

Watch “A Hole in the Bottom of the Ocean” read aloud before looking at Henri Matisse’s “Beasts of the Sea”. Once you’ve looked at all the examples, create a work of art about aquatic life & their habits. Remember to add lots of details (clues that tell us what’s going on) before coloring it in!

Supporting links: 

Aquarium of the Pacific: Tropical Reef and Aquarium of the Pacific: Anthias & Wrasse Exhibit  to view a live webcam feed of the aquatic life at the Aquarium of the Pacific.  
A Hole in the Bottom of the Ocean read aloud for examples of aquatic life and their habitats.  

Beasts of the Sea is Henri Matisse’s painted collage interpretation of aquatic life.  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Joslyn Art Museum  

You can browse the permanent & temporary collections as well as their sculpture garden. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 

Offering virtual studio tours of artists’ spaces as well as overviews of their current exhibitions. 


You can contribute to a communal art project called “Tessellation” that will be compiled and exhibited at KANEKO.  

The Union for Contemporary Art  

Offering printable coloring pages from artist Alexandria Smith.  

Sheldon Museum of Art  

You can search the collection of UNL’s art museum by subject.  

Museum of Nebraska Art  

The MONA in Kearney offers a view of their collection comprised of artists from Nebraska.  

National Gallery of Art  

Offering art lessons listed by grade level if you want to create even more at home. 


Choice Activities:  


Media Balance & Well-Being

Digital citizenship: Thinking critically and using technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate



It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and off-screen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family. Get one or more family members together to help. Read the setup before doing the activity together!


Read aloud: We balance the food we eat to stay healthy. We also need to balance our media use. Media includes the shows and videos we watch, the video games and apps we play, and the music we listen to. Let's answer questions to see if our media use is balanced. Then we can decide if we want to make some changes.


Read aloud: Let's answer these questions together.

  • Do digital devices (phones, tablets, TV) ever keep us from getting enough sleep?
  • Do we use them while we eat? 
  • Do we do activities together without devices?
  • Do we ever use them together?
  • Does our digital device use ever cause fights? If so, what are the fights about?
  • When we use our devices, how is it fun? What do we learn?
  • Is there anything we want to change about how we use our devices? If so, what?

Does the way your family uses media feel balanced and healthy? Give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Does your family agree? If you want to make changes, what are they? Think of changes that work for the whole family since you're all on the same team!


Supporting links: 

Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives



Login to Sora (app or website) and checkout up to 3 eBooks/Audiobooks that are "Good-Fit Books for You". 

You can use these books to Read Independently for at least 30 minutes a day!

Sora, by OverDrive - Apps on Google Play Click on icon to access site.

Username:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Password: MMDDYY (student birthdate) 


Play Sumdog! (We’re in a competition this week!)

Sumdog | Crunchbase  Click on the icon to access the site.

Username:  Student OPS Login  s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Password:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

School Code:  hartmanelem


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Email Your Teacher     

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Access Mrs. Derry's SeeSaw to Complete Your Activities!

  1. Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer. Or install the Seesaw Class App on an iOS or Android device.

  2. Choose “I’m a Student”.

  3. Scan your code using Seesaw’s built-in QR code scanner. OR type in your code letters to access your Seesaw account: (It then gives students their personal text code, as well as a QR code). The code is good until July 2, 2020.  YOUR INFORMATION IS COMING IN THE MAIL!

  4. Your code is like a password, keep it safe! 

1) Cause and Effect: Look at the illustrations, draw what you think the effect will be for the first two boxes and what the cause was for the third box. For each box, record yourself to explain your thinking. 

2) Homophones: Watch the video on homophones, type two homophones (one in each box), illustrate, and then record yourself explaining the meaning of each word. 

  Student Accommodations:  
Multiplication Table Chart


-Extended processing time 

-Modeling of appropriate use of grammatical structures and linguistic concepts  

-Testing in the special education room  

- Shortened assignments  

- Extended time 

- Oral reading of directions  

- Visuals  

- Use of a calculator 

- Multiplication chart  


-Simplification and repetition of directions 

-Number line 

-Touch point strip  

- Extended time for writing assignments