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3rd Grade Rooted in Reading Book List

Guys.... it's time!  3rd Grade Rooted in Reading is coming your way.

Amy and I have read a gajillion picture books over the past few weeks in search of the VERY BEST literature for your 3rd graders.  Thanks to Amazon Prime we've had several books delivered to us daily {#booksuponbooksuponbooks}.

Some were great.  Some were NOT.  You see... we needed FORTY books... FORTY books that were wonderful, deep, and engaging.  FORTY books that would captivate your students.  FORTY books that would help your students find new authors, characters, and storylines to love.  FORTY books to make some of your readers fall in love with reading again.

And, y'all, I think we did it.  We've got a collection of books that are diverse, from different genres, and set in different time periods.  We've got FORTY of the most beautiful stories you ever will read!  Are you ready for it???

Are you in love yet???  Because we are already so attached to all of these great reads!

Without further adieu, here are the books for each month...











All of the books above are linked to Amazon.  We are in no way saying they have the best prices.  We are just obsessed with Amazon Prime because we like fast delivery, ha!  Here's what we suggest... Print out the 3rd Grade Book List that you can find {HERE}.  Take it with you when you go to Half Price Books, garage sales, your friend's house, etc.  Collect books as you find them, beg for books from neighbors, heck... take the list to your principal and see if they are willing to buy the collection!

Click Below to grab a printable list off of TpT.  We will be adding an overview of skills in a couple of months.  In the document you will also find unit release dates and the genres included!
Our August unit will be released in May so that you can have it waaaaaayyyy before back to school!
We hope that you enjoy all of these charming picture books as much as we do!

ALL things Basketball with freebies!

Are you a basketball fan?  We definitely are in my house, but I also know that my students were all gaga about basketball too.  I am a huge advocate of tapping into what kids are into and taking advantage of that excitement.  My personal kids wanted to learn more about the schools that are in the Sweet Sixteen so I made this ABC order.   

Not too long after I started working on this ABC Order I received a request from Emmie's teacher for a few centers.  So voila!  Here they are!  Okay, really there was no voila.  More like 2 1/2 days of nonstop work! HA!

These centers are a combination of challenge/review to get those kids ready for end of the year assessments.  I also have to say that aesthetically they are some of my favorites yet!

For Math:
Money to Five Dollars
Multistep Word Problems
Time to Five Minutes
3D shapes

I am very aware that a couple of these centers are above what is expected of 2nd grade.  I marked 2nd/3rd on TPT for a reason.  These are definitely meant to stretch your on grade level to above grade level students.  You know your students best and you know what they are ready for!

For ELA:

Genre Sort 
Parts of Speech in the sentence
BBall Vocabulary
Ending Phonics Patterns (-ble, -dle, -tle)

The Basketball Centers are on sale for HALF off until Friday morning!

You know I can't write a blog post and NOT give you book recommendations.
Have you read Salt in His Shoes {affiliate Link}?  It is one of my favorite books about perseverance.  Kids love Michael Jordan (especially if you show them MJ's TOP 10 dunks on Youtube).

I also LOVE the book Basketball Belles.  It is a fantastic book on its own, but especially relevant during Women's History Month! You can find lesson plans for Basketball Belles HERE.

You can even see a SUPER fast snippet of Storybook STEM in action from Chloe's awesome class. So cute!

You can find a FULL week's worth of lesson plans for Salt in His Shoes HERE!  Amy also has this fantastic graphing freebie for a whole class lesson below.  You can can snag that by clicking on the picture!

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