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3rd Grade




In third grade we will provide knowledge to our students so they will become successful learners in future grades and will become happy and productive citizens later in life.

 

Language Arts

Reading continues to be a priority in third grade.  We will learn about words while reading age-appropriate text. Your child will become an expert at using his/her reading comprehension strategies.  In third grade we will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction literature. In writing your child will learn to love to write. 

 

Math

Math in grade three is lots of fun.   During the year your child will learn the multiplication and division tables through the ten's.   During the 2nd half of the school year your child will focus on fractions, and measurement. 

 

Science

In science we place a strong emphasis on conducting investigations.   Students will learn to be able to develop questions, formulate simple hypotheses, make predictions, gather data, and use the metric system. During the first quarter of the year your child will learn about animals, habitats, and how animals behave in their environment.  After our animal unit we will focus on simple and compound machines.  During the second half of the year we will explore the units of matter, water, space, soil, patterns.  

 

Social Studies

The standards for third-grade students include an introduction to the heritage and contributions of the peoples of ancient China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the West African empire of Mali. Students will continue developing map skills and demonstrate an understanding of basic economic and civics concepts.



Curriculum Overview