Topic outline

  • Welcome

    Welcome to Mr. Thompson's 3rd Grade website.  Please use the links below to find information about curriculum and class-related activities.

    I plan on updating this website at the beginning of each week (either Monday or Tuesday).

  • Weekly Curriculum Notes

    News from Mr. T 8/22/16

    Word Study Notes: This week students are learning how to add "ing" to base words that end in VC and VCC.  The rules for this are below in word study notes.

    Math Notes: Students are currently moving through Unit 1: Place Value to 10,000.  Ms. Weber is teaching this unit.  Key pieces of this unit would include representing numbers in 3 different ways-written form (one thousand, six hundred one), standard form (1,601), and expanded form (1,000+600+1).  Also, students should be able to manipulate the values by adding or subtracting from a place value.  For example, 1,000 less than 1,601 is 601.  If you have questions, you can email Ms. Weber at

    Reading Notes: The students are currently working through the first 20 days of reading workshop.  Mrs. Farmer is teaching this class.  Students are learning about proper book selection, thinking and responding to reading, reading stamina, and other key skills that go along with reading workshop.  Students will be taking the STAR reading assessment this week.  It will give teachers an ideal placement on the students current abilities including reading foundations, fluency, craft and structure, and critical thinking.  This helps place students in intervention groups to focus on various needs.  You can email Mrs. Farmer at with questions.

    Writing Notes: The students are currently in a new writing foundations class taught by Mrs. McCord.  For information on this course, contact Mrs. McCord at

    Science: I teach science.  We are moving through lessons 2,3, and 4 this week in Unit 13 Ecosystems.  Students should know what systems are and what the rules are for something to be a system.  Ecosystems (which are systems) and composed of living and non-living things that work together.  Abiotic parts of a system are the non-living parts.  Biotic parts and the living components of a system.



    • Word Study Notes


      • Science Notes

        • Book Orders

          Book Orders are due _______________.  Click on the link below to take you to the class page on  You can order books here.