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3rd Grade


Math:

This year in Third grade, students will strive to become mathematical thinkers! They will gain an understanding of number sense as we dive into place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and fractions. They will also understand how time, money, measurement, geometry, perimeter and area are used in the real world. Equality, patterns, and probability are also exciting concepts that we will cover!






Language arts:

Third graders will continue on their journey toward becoming strong and fluent readers, the expectation is: We READ to learn awesome new things! We will dive into many literary genres, such as fables, realistic fiction, and poetry. We learn to navigate and understand a variety of print forms, including newspapers, magazines, and online resources. We will use a variety of strategies to comprehend fiction and non-fiction passages and stories.

They will have the opportunity to showcase their vocabulary knowledge during creative fiction writing, share personal accomplishments while generating self-narratives, and extend their learning while crafting short reports on topics learned in Science and Social Studies. We will create a climate of responsible writers as we assist one another during the processes of revising, editing, and proofreading before publishing our masterpieces!


Science:

Our 3rd grade scientists will examine animals and understand how they adapt to survive, as well as their relationships with other organisms in the food chain and food web. They will also learn about different types of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the organisms that live there. The 3rd graders will learn how work is made easier with simple and compound machines. Moon phases, seasonal changes, and life cycles are also interesting concepts for students to understand! Physical properties of matter, soil, energy sources, and natural events will also be covered this year.




Social Studies:

Ancient Civilizations are a major part of study for our 3rd graders this year. They will study the contributions, history, and geography of Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the Empire of Mali. They will also understand citizenship, economic specialization and economic choice, as well as the land features in North and South America.