Mrs. Murnion’s 3rd grade

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Posted on December 2, 2018

3M update for week of December 10-14, 2018

Our holiday music program will be on Thursday, December 20, at the fairgrounds, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All students will be required to ride the buses back to Rossiter after the program. Students may be checked out of school by families from the school.

Our classroom party before the winter break will be on Friday, December 21, after afternoon recess, 2:15-3:00 p.m. If your child is on the list to bring treats for this party, you will receive a note home next Monday, December 10.

Math: explore multiplication and division with multiples of 10 and single-digit numbers; persevere; explain our thinking; work on accuracy in our calculations and our math language.

English Langauge Arts (ELA): phonics – oi and oy; comprehension -sequence of events; grammar – plural nouns; writing – SuperPet stories

Science: continue unit on force and motion: magnets

Word of the Week: learn (review first, from, little, awesome, to, third, too, because, friend)


This year, we will engage in several units of study, including weather and climate, simple machines, paleontology, and ecosystems. We will end each unit with an engineering project; this helps students to apply the knowledge gained during our science units.


In third grade, our major focus in mathematics is multiplication, division, and fractions. We will also explore quadrilaterals and firm up our addition/subtraction skills with 3-digit numbers. We will engage in daily problem solving, perseverance, attention to accuracy, and explanation of our mathematical thinking.


Third graders will firm up sentence-writing skills and learn to write paragraphs. We will write narrative, informational, and persuasive pieces. We will write in all curricular areas, including math, science, social studies, and English language arts.

English Language Arts

Third graders move from learning to read to reading to learn. We will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We will learn to make text connections, infer, identify main idea and supporting details, and use visualization to comprehend what we read. We will read across all curricular areas.

Social Studies

This year, we will have two units of study: in January, we will explore human rights; in May, we will explore Helena history.

Upcoming Events

  • December 20, 2018

    Winter Music Program at the Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m.

  • December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019

    No school due to winter break

Mrs. Murnion’s 3rd grade's Schedule