Dear Third Grade Families,

Below are some curriculum highlights. Please scroll down to view important dates. 

Math: Students have started learning about division! We will continue to review multiplication facts and strategies in class. Feel free to practice math facts at home!

Reading: In reading, students are learning how to determine the main idea of a passage and how to retell the stories that they read. They are also being introduced to various strategies (predicting, questioning, visualizing and inferring) that aid in comprehension.

Social Studies: In social studies, students are learning about the American Revolution. We are currently researching Famous Patriots.

Science: In this last investigation, students consider how much space different objects take up. Great care is taken to ensure that they think three-dimensionally about volume. They soon recognize the limitation of sight for comparing volumes. Students are introduced to cubic centimeters as a standard unit of measure so that they are able to measure and compare volumes. In culmination, they measure the volume of same-sized cubes and order them on a volume line. The cubes all end up in the same place on the line providing explicit evidence that objects can have the same volume, but very different weights.

Writing: Students continued learning about the structure of a narrative story. Currently, students are learning how to write the endings to their stories. We are also practicing writing responses to prompts using fiction, nonfiction and poetry texts.


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3rd Grade Play!
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Scholastic Reading Classroom Code:  L6VH2
Dates to Remember:

2/14 Third Grade Play
         11:45 in the cafe

MCAS:

4/2
Reading Comp-Day 1
4/3 Reading Comp Day 2

4/30 Math Day 1
5/1 Math Day 2


Specialist Schedule:

Recess: 11:45-12:10
Lunch: 12:10-12:35

Monday: 2:10-2:55 Art-Music-PE


Tuesday: 2:10-2:55 Art

Wednesday
: 2:10-2:55  Music

Thursday: Activity Block

Friday:  9:40-10:20  Library
             2:10-2:55  PE

School Start: 8:50
Dismissal: 3:20
              (Each Thursday: 12:50)