Miss Nelson






Daily Assignments







Language Arts Science Social Studies










Read Ch 1&2 of Ida B, A.R.

A.M. start Ch 9 on fractions, complete pg 175&176 on comparing fractions

Dictation sentences   Mystery science-mini-lesson on Why animals come back after winter

Studies Weekly Week 12 complete back page


Read Ch 3&4 of Ida B and answer questions about story, read for A.R.

A.M. and fraction comparisons using fraction bars




Studies Weekly Week 12 online test




Read Ida B Ch 5&6 and answer questions, read for A.R.

A.M., fractions with a common denominator pg 177&178

changing y to i and adding suffix


Mystery Science




Read with 1st graders, Read Ch 7&8 of Ida B and answer questions











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Batter Up Third-Graders!


Welcome to Third Grade in Miss Nelson's classroom, where we come to school eager and excited to learn every day! Third grade is an important year for students, as we begin taking some of the basic skills they have learned in previous grades and begin to build onto more complex ideas and concepts. Attendance on a daily basis will be key moving throughout the school year. Students with great attendance have fewer gaps in knowledge and understanding of the concepts being taught on a day-to-day basis. We look forward to having a great year with lots of fun, excitement, and learning!






Reading will be a crucial part of our curriculum throughout the year. Although we will be reading many novels and texts in class, reading outside of school will be very important. Each month, students will have an Accelerated Reader point goal that they will be expected to reach. The goals are based on their individualized reading level and my specific expectations for each student. Students will be given time during each day to independently read, as I believe this time is vital in developing children who possess fluency, decoding, and comprehension skills. Students are expected to read each evening for 20 MINUTES. 


If you have any questions as to whether or not a book is on AR, you can visit AR Book Finder to find out if there is a test available, the book level, and point value.




With the shift to Common Core Standards, math is more important than ever. Our students will be introduced to many new concepts throughout the year, such as multiplication, division, fractions, and analyzing two-dimensional figures. Math is a challenge because many of the skills we will be learning about require prerequisite skills that were learned earlier in the year or in previous years of schooling. To achieve proficiency third-grade mathematical skills, students must consistently attempt to maintain the pace and master the concepts of daily and weekly lessons. This is also the first year, in which students will be exposed to Accelerated Math, which like AR, is supported by Renaissance Learning. Accelerated Math (AM), allows students to work at their own pace through the school year, striving to achieve a set amount of goals each quarterly marking period.







Our new spelling program is called Rebecca Sitton.  It combines phonics, grammar and spelling rules along with context clues.  Each week I will send home the base words we'll be working with that week.  More info at open house.






We are currently studying plant life which includes types of plants, plant parts, needs of a plant and photosynthesis. We've are moving on to Chapter 2 in science which covers different types of animals; mammals, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.  



Social Studies


Part of our new social studies curriculum is Studies Weekly.  Each week we have a new issue that builds on to the previous week's issue.  Also, we do a lot of research on Dogo News.  It is a website that covers current events for kids.  




Weekly Schedule

Monday- Creative Endeavors

Tuesday-Gym and Music

Wednesday-Library and Computers


Friday-Library and Gym






Contact Information


Phone: (217) 897-1133 ext. 213

Email: marla.nelson@fisherk12.org