Vocabulary for Lesson 10


The Case of the Three Bears Breakfast

The DES 3rd grade is on Lesson 10 of the Story Town reading curriculum. These are the vocabulary words that students need to know for this lesson:

1. Investigate – When you investigate something, you try to find out the truth about it.

2. Expert – An expert is someone who knows a lot about a certain job.

3. Laboratory – A place where experiments are done is a laboratory.

4. Various – When there are various objects, there are objects of different types.

5. Suspect – When you suspect someone of something; you think that person has done it.

6. Confess – When you confess, you tell the truth about something you did wrong.

7. Perplexed – When you are perplexed about something, you are confused about it.

8. Inquisitive – If you are inquisitive about something, you are curious about it.

9. Inviting – If something looks inviting, you want to take part in it or have something to do with it.

10. Amusing – If something is fun or funny, it is amusing.

The Case of the Three Bears Breakfast

The DES 3rd grade will start a new lesson on Thursday morning! We are on Lesson 1o. This Lesson is a review of Lessons 6-9.

DES student have the day off on Friday in honor of Veterans’ Day. Take the time to thank someone for their service to our great nation!

The class will have a multiplication test in the morning (0-5). They were to write the multiplication facts (0-5) tonight for homework.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey!

The link below is a copy of the Learning Log Day 1 that accompanies Lesson 10. This is what we will do during our reading lesson. I post this for parents to view as well as a resource for other educators.

Learning Log 10 / Day 1


Sharing Brings Happiness

Erial Campbell shows off our diagram about Stone Soup and the First Thanksgiving.

The class is on Day 4 of Lesson 9 (Stone Soup). Stone Soup has much in common with the very first Thanksgiving. Today the class completed a diagram showing the differences between the two and the common theme of sharing. They did an excellent job!

The DES third grade is still working on subtraction using regrouping. Remember: If there is more on the floor. . .go next door!

In Social Studies we are starting Chapter 4. This chapter covers explorers like Christopher Columbus. We we also be discussing Thanksgiving and the founding of our nation during the next few weeks.

DES 3rd Grade Homework:

Reading: Study Spelling, Vocabulary, and the Study Guide (the guide was completed in class today)

Math: Page 153-154 #1-27 (students were given 45 mins. to complete in class/they are to finish at home if they failed to do so in that time frame)


Lesson 9 Reading Test Wednesday

Multiplication Test (0-5) Thursday


We will be off Friday in honor of our veterans.

Stone Soup Vocabulary/Spelling

A'ravyn looks over the vocabulary using PowerPoint.

Using key vocabulary words to comprehend what we read is an important part of the third grade curriculum. Today, in small groups, we reviewed our vocabulary using a PowerPoint to guide the lesson. One of our vocabulary words is banquet. The students defined the word, composed a sentence using the word, and discussed how the word relates to our story. We discussed what foods we would like to eat if we attended a Chinese banquet just as the villagers and monks did in Stone Soup. 

A’ravyn Stowes said that she would like these foods at the banquet:

  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Egg Drop Soup

A’ravyn’s sentence for banquet was: They had a banquet that everyone enjoyed.

Good job A’ravyn!

Lesson 9 Spelling Words:

spray, street, sprint, stripe, screen, strong, spring, stray, scream, strike, spread, string, sprout, scratch, stream, strangers, describe, strength, destroy, instruct


Dense – when something is made of things that are close together, it is dense.

Reaction – A response to something that happens is a reaction.

Ingredients – Ingredients are all the foods and spices that you use to make a certain kind of food.

Momentum – If an action or idea grows quickly and is hard to stop, it has momentum.

Famine – When there is a famine, there is not enough food to feed everyone.

Generous – People who are generous are happy to share with others.

Curiosity – Something that is called a curiosity is something odd or unusual that interest people.

Gaze – A gaze is a long look at something.

Agreeable – Something that is agreeable is pleasing to the senses.

Banquet – If you are going to a banquet, you are going to a special meal that will have a large amount of food.

Study the spelling and vocabulary. The test on lesson 9 will be Wednesday. Have a great weekend!

StoryTown Resources

I love the Harcourt School Publishers’ StoryTown curriculum! I have enjoyed using it in my 3rd grade class during student teaching. It is full of  opportunities to expand upon the base curriculum. It is linked to core standards and provides ample opportunities to integrate Language Arts with other areas such as Social Studies and Science.

My cooperating teacher implemented using PowerPoint presentations with each lesson of this curriculum some time ago. The PowerPoints are excellent tools. They stimulate the visual learner and hold the attention of those who tend to be less attentive. I wanted to design a way to insure that my students were following along with the lesson at all times. I also wanted to hold the students accountable for answering QODs (Questions of the Day) that lead into each day’s lesson.

To accomplish this, I designed a Learning Log for Lesson 8 of the 3rd grade curriculum. It proved to be a success the very first day. The Learning Log accompanies five days of lessons. I will use it for an assessment totalling 100 points at the end of the lesson. It worked so well that I plan on designing similar Learning Logs for other lessons.

I have attached a copy of the Lesson 8 Learning Log (I hope it works!). I will post others as they are designed.


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