Welcome to Third Grade.

Hello my name Ryan Finken and I have been teaching 3rd grade for 5 years at Signal Hill.
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia in 2015. I graduated from Kutztown University with my bachelors and I will be starting my journey to receive my masters in the coming months. I always knew I wanted to become a teacher. Growing up I was a camp counselor and got promoted to a camp coordinator with the YMCA.


3/30/20 UPDATE

Hello Parents and Students,

I am setting up some more links that I would like you to use at home that continue your review of material we covered before March 13th. I have found links and activities for all subject including Science and Social Studies. Please check them out! 

Math: 
Geometry practice to print and practiceL
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A3p6HtPGDceDdabi1jdzc3YTA/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A3p6HtPGDcUnNGb0t2RDZKUUU/view
Origo Math at Home: https://www.origoslate.com/html5/36612 
IXL: https://www.ixl.com/signin/signalhill
Dreambox: https://play.dreambox.com/login/dweh/k3yj

Reading:
Raz-Kids: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login?_ga=2.79588820.1766163754.1584985199-18772476.1584985199 (My teacher username is cmullins5)
SOL Pass Reading Passages (all comprehension practice): https://www.solpass.org/reading-es.html

Science:
Science Workbook Ecosytems Practice: https://quizlet.com/258674686/science-fusion-grade-3-unit-4-flash-cards/ (click flash cards, learn, and tests to practice terms we covered in our workbooks)
Science Workbook Adaptations Practice: https://quizlet.com/367501067/science-fusion-unit-3-3rd-grade-flash-cards/  (click flash cards, learn, and tests to practice terms we covered in our workbooks)

On quizlet, you do not need to create an account to practice.

Social Studies:
Ancient Greece Practice  and Review: https://quizlet.com/348729568/ancient-greece-grade-3-flash-cards/
Ancient Rome Practice and Review: https://quizlet.com/197965518/grade-3-ancient-rome-flash-cards/  

3/30/2020
Good morning,

 These are great resources to continue practicing at home. I am linking under this message the resources again. Also, our math text book Origo, has created a math at home approach. It is an awesome resource and also gives the parent step by step directions. This link is under here as well. There are weekly lessons and right now there is only week 1, but they told us they will be adding more. 
REMEMBER NONE OF THIS IS A REQUIREMENT AT THIS TIME, JUST GREAT RESOURCES FOR YOU TO HAVE TO PRACTICE. 

Math:
Origo Math at Home: https://www.origoslate.com/html5/36612 
IXL: https://www.ixl.com/signin/signalhill
Dreambox: https://play.dreambox.com/login/dweh/k3yj

Reading:
Raz-Kids: https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login?_ga=2.79588820.1766163754.1584985199-18772476.1584985199 (My teacher username is rfinken)
SOL Pass Reading Passages (all comprehension practice): https://www.solpass.org/reading-es.html

Here is a link to some of our Encore teacher's activities to do at home!
PE Activities
Art Activities
Music Activities
French Crepe Making
Library Activities

This website has 20 educational site that you and your student can look at and learn. 
educational sites



3/23/2020
Dear Families, 

 

The 3rd grade team is posting our pacing calendars for both Math and Language Arts. We use these to base our instruction and cadence day by day. The Math pacing calendar is created by the Math department.  The Language Arts calendar is created by our team, and is based on unit guides and pacing guides that the Language Arts department provides.

We are posting these so that you all have them at home to reference, and know what was already taught. Please do not work on any standards or activities that come after March 13th on either calendar. We are being asked by the school division to have students only review material that was already taught and nothing new for the time being.  There are no assignments in these guides or calendars, just reference material for you all to have.

We will be posting activities for students to complete and practice with starting March 30th, so please expect another update at that time. Please continue to take this time to relax and bond while practicing "social distancing" and staying healthy! 

Math Pacing Calendar:
C. Grade 3 Math Planning Calendar 2019-20_FINALvs. 3.docx
grade 3 curriculum framework (VDOE).pdf  (This is math curriculum referenced by number in the calendar with a description of the standard to better understand it.)
Language Arts Pacing Calendar:
2019-2020 Calendar TpT.pptx
framework_english_k-5.pdf (This is the Language Arts curriculum referenced by number in the calendar with a description of the standard to better understand it.)

Below you will find many websites to support your child's learning at home. Please explore the different websites if you have the chance. These activities are not mandatory, they are here to help your child continue their academic journey at home. Thank you for your continued support at home. Stay healthy! 


Language Arts:
Click here to find virtual learning from Scholastic. Students can be read to, read their own, or even watch interactive videos. There are 20 daily lessons students can activate through this link.

Click here to find online books that they can read or be read to. Lots of fun books and is free right now.

Click here for SOLpass.org to access online SOL review for reading. There are passages and questions that used to be on the SOL tests. Pick Signal Hill Elem. and then the password is signalhill. Then click Elementary School and Reading. Make sure you are practicing 3rd grade reading. 

Click here to a fun interactive reading game that you can great a free trial as a parent and your student will have access to all kinds of reading games. 

Math:
Click here to find the link to Jlab math practice. These are released math SOL questions the students can practice. When they click on Math 3, they will type in their name and their teacher's email. This will send their teacher their results and lets us know they are practicing. THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT, JUST PRACTICE. 

Click here for SOLpass.org to access online SOL review for math. Pick Signal Hill Elem. and then the password is signalhill. Then click Elementary School and Reading. Make sure you are practicing 3rd grade math. Do not practice decimals, grids, or weight. 

Click here to have access to Khan Academy. There are videos and activities for the students to do. You just have to sign your student up as a learner and in 3rd grade math. We have watched some of these videos in school. 

Here are some activity pages for place value. This is our next unit in math and can be used to practice before we return. 
underlined-digit_TZQDN.pdf
matching-placevalue_TZQDR.pdf
EstimatingSumsDifferencesWorksheets.pdf

Virtual Field Trips:
Click here to access virtual field trips. These are all fun and exciting to watch and do! Hopefully they enjoys these in place of ours getting cancelled!March 19th,2020

Good Morning 3rd grade family,
I hope that everyone is staying healthy during this time home. Just a reminder that no school work is required at this time. Please look for an email in the future to see if anything changes. At this time the 3rd grade team has posted some suggested activities for your student to do at home. 

3rd grade team page