On this page, you will find low and high tech resources for 3rd Grade students.
Recommended Daily Schedule | This is an example schedule that parents and guardians can reference as they structure their day. We understand the need for flexibility based on our current reality.
Review the recommended daily instructional hours in the schedule below.
Scroll down the page to view the suggested activities and resource links for each content area.
Using the recommended daily instructional guidance and the suggested activities and resource links, create a KIPPster’s daily schedule
Review the daily schedule and expectations for the day with your KIPPster.
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun learning!
Choice Reading | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
Have your child read a book aloud or independently. Make this a consistent routine every day--choose a time and a special place in your home.
Ask the child: “What is this book mostly about? (Think main idea.) What did you learn in this book? (If fiction, think about the text’s lesson; if nonfiction, think about the topic.)” Have your child share their thoughts with someone or write their ideas down on paper.
For stories: Ask your child to think about the characters, setting, problem, solution and events in the text. Who was in the story? When and where did it happen? What was the problem and how was it solved? What happened in the story?
Ask: “Think about what you already know related to the book or what the book reminds you of.” Have your child share their thoughts with someone or write their ideas down on paper.
Ask: “What were the author’s feelings about this character or topic? How do you know?” Have your child share their thoughts with someone or write their ideas down on paper.
Have your child talk about, draw pictures, and/or write a response to the book read or heard. What was the text about? What did you like or think was interesting about the text?
ELA | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
To refine your phonics or reading comprehension skills, watch a BrainPOP Jr. video daily and complete the associated video tasks.
CLICK | BrainPOP Jr. - Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many Reading and Writing videos and activities.
In order to learn about a grade level appropriate topic through reading, choose an activity from Scholastic Learn at Home or ReadWorks.com and complete the tasks associated with the texts.
Have your child keep a journal about what is happening each day and what they think and feel each day.
CLICK | NewsELA - Sign up for a free account. Use this site to find articles about current events that your child is interested in for them to read and answer questions. Adjust texts to match your student’s grade level.
Math | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
Your child can practice addition and subtraction within 200 individually or with a parent. If this work is done individually, guardian should check their child’s work.
You and your child could create silly word problems with addition and subtraction within 200 and solve them
Make sure that the problems include regrouping for both addition and subtraction
Have your child practice and demonstrate their understanding of place value, counting, and comparison of Numbers to 1,000
They can count collections of items, then decompose the collection into so many hundreds, tens and ones (e.g. 213 would have two group of 100, one group of 10 and 3 ones)
Give your child 3-4 digits and ask them to make the largest and smallest number possible with these digits
Write numbers with 2-3 digits (e.g. 87, 145, 765) on index cards to play war with, have students explain which number is larger and why.
Play memory with students matching numbers written in number form and expanded form (e.g. matching 765 on one card, and 700 + 60 + 5 on another card)
Ask your child to create a 3-digit number and decompose it in 3 different ways.
Your child can find 2-D shapes at home with (circle, triangle, rectangle, square, rhombus, and hexagon). They can then draw and record them.
Your child can find 3-D shapes at home (cylinder, cone, sphere, cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism) and draw them.
Give your child a small collection of coins to count in order to determine the value up to $1.00.Your child can practice addition and subtraction within 200 individually or with a parent. If this work is done individually, guardians should check their child’s work.
Make sure that the problems include regrouping for both addition and subtraction
Science | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
Think about this question: What are the animals that we can see in our neighborhood? With your guardian, keep a journal to record your observations. Create a table: on the left side draw the animal you see and on the right side write down what the animals look like.
CLICK | Central Texas animals - Provides images of possible animals that you may see in your neighborhood. Visit this website first and ask your kiddo: which animals have we seen around?
With your guardian discuss the following questions:
What food do the animals in our neighborhood eat? Is the food similar or different from what they would eat in the wildlife? In your journal record the following:
The types of food you observe the animals eating in your neighborhood
How the food is similar or different from what they would in the wildlife.
CLICK |Central Texas animals - Use this guide to identify more animals and food they eat. Use it to compare the food you see some of your animals eat in your neighborhood
With your guardian, discuss what does the life cycle of a frog look like?
In your journal draw and describe the frog’s life cycle
CLICK |Frog’s life cycle worksheets + Quiz - Complete the stages of the frog’s life cycle , Quiz and coloring sheets
With your guardian, complete a coderZ challenge
CLICK | Stechchallenges - All challenges are due by 3/30 midnight
Social Studies | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes
After watching a video, reading an article, or taking a virtual field trip, have students process/synthesize their learning using any of the following strategies:
Sensory figure for one or more of the characters/people involved
Letter (ex. to a family member or friend) from the perspective of one of the characters/people involved
Illustrated timeline and/or summary (illustrations are an excellent way to process & show understanding in social studies!)
CLICK | Liberty’s Kids- Animated series that tells a narrative account of the American Revolution. Includes 40 episodes at 23 minutes each.
Read a grade-level current events article (ex. From NewsELA) together. Prior to reading, have students fill out the “Know” and “Want to Know” columns of a KWL chart. After reading, discuss using any of the following prompts:
What is the main idea of this article?
What details does the author use to support this main idea?
What else does the article make you think of?
What questions do you have about this topic? (Encourage the student to look up answers to 1-2 of their questions.
Have students complete the “Learned” column of their KWL chart.
Students create their own primary sources through daily journaling in a notebook (½ to 1 page). Students reflect/discuss:
What have I seen today?
How do I feel?
What is changing in the world compared to how I experienced the world before?
Interview a relative, family friend, or neighbor (virtually!) to write a 1-page oral history narrative. Students can come up with their own interview questions or use these as a starting point:
When and where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
What was life like for you as a kid?
What cultural traditions does your family keep up with?
Stream videos of much-loved and new children’s books, featuring celebrated actors reading aloud alongside creatively produced illustrations
You can join the Houston or Harris County Public library for free and use the Libby or Overdrive app to download and read e-books and listen to audiobooks. You can also find tutorials, homework help, and stream movies and TV shows! The library page provides links to all kinds of resources for students and parents.
20 days of cross-curricular learning experiences based on stories, videos, and learning challenges.
Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many math videos and activities.
Provides short instructional videos on counting, place values, addition, subtraction etc,
Sign up for a free account. Use this site to find articles about current events that your child is interested in for them to read and answer questions. Adjust texts to match your student’s grade level.