Mulvihill, Jessica

Mulvihill, Jessica

Welcome to 1st Quarter!

Mrs. Mulvihill
Room 302 

Classroom News

The next few weeks will fly by and before we know it, it will be Winter break!

Third grade is a critical year for instruction. The students learn many new concepts and are required to pass the reading portion of the AZ Merit. We teach from bell to bell so it is vital that your child is here on time and remains in class all day. Mondays and Fridays are the most crucial days as we test and tend to introduce new concepts. When students leave early, not only is it a disruption to the whole class, but valuable minutes of learning are lost. When a student falls behind it is very difficult to catch them up.

Please remember to turn in homework on Fridays with a parent signature. Although, homework is minimal, it is very important to return it as I do give a complete or incomplete grade for it.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached in person, by phone or at or 928-373-4100

Important Dates

Here are some important dates to remember:

Nov 6— AR’s butterbraid fundraiser starts

Nov 9Mid-Terms go home
Nov 10Veteran’s Day Holiday—No School

Nov 17STUCO’s Spirit Day—Jersey Day

Nov 22-24Thanksgiving BreakNo School

Dec 7Butterbread delivery

This Quarter’s Standards


  • Decoding words with prefixes and suffixes. 

  • Recounting stories and determining the moral, lesson or central message.

  • Determining the main idea and details in a passage


  • Using place value to round whole numbers to the nearest ten and hundred.

  • Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using the properties of addition and subtraction.


  • Writing a personal narrative using a sequence of events and supporting details.


Important Links



Reading Strategies

Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
  • Somebody - Who are the main characters in the story?
  • Wanted - What do the main characters want?
  • But - What is the problem in the story?
  • So - What do the characters do to solve the problem?
  • Then - What is the solution to the problem?
  • Underline the title
  • Number the paragraphs
  • Walk through the questions
  • Read the passage
  • Answer the questions
  • Prove your answers
  • Summarize the story

Weekly Homework

Homework Begins Next Week!!
               Monday - Thursday
ReadingRead for 15 minutes
MathComplete math problems 10 minutes 
**Parents don't forget to sign the Homework 
    Sheet and return it on Friday! 
**No Homework during testing weeks!!!** 

Standards for 3rd Grade

  • Reading/Literary Text
    • Point of View
    • Use of craft and structure to discuss text
    • Figurative Language
    • Identify chapter, scene, and stanza
    • Compare and contrast texts in a series or by the same author
    • Ask and answer questions about a text
    • Read texts at a third grade level
  • Reading/Informational Text
    • Point of View
    • Sequence of Events
    • Cause/effect
    • Use of text features
  • Reading Foundation/Language
    • Prefixes and suffixes
    • Phonics skills
    • Regular/irregular verbs
    • Subject, verb and pronounced agreement
    • Possessives
    • Shades of meaning
    • Using context clues to determine the meaning of words
    • Regular and irregular plural nouns
    • Using complete sentences and academic/domain specific language

  • Math
    • Equivalent fractions
    • Comparing fractions
    • Two-step word problems
    • Multiplication within 100
    • Division within 100
    • Properties in addition and multiplication
    • Measure and estimate liquid volume and mass
    • Quadrilaterals (square, rhombus, rectangle)
  • Writing
    • Personal narrative
    • Functional writing
    • Informational/explanatory writing
    • Argumentative/Opinion writing
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