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3rd Grade


third grade team

Third grade students learn many new things. Our classes will be busy and challenge active learners.

Language Arts

Third grade students will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts and will apply reading comprehension strategies and skills in all subject areas. Students will continue to learn new vocabulary words and read age-appropriate text with fluency, accuracy, and expression. Effective communication skills will be reinforced through group activities, oral reports, and daily writing experiences. In addition, students will effectively plan, draft, revise, and edit stories, and will gather and use information from print and nonprint sources. All aspects of literacy will be taught through a balanced literacy framework for instruction, enabling all students to become independent and strategic readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators.

Math

FIRST NINE WEEKS
  • Addition/Subtraction Concepts, Strategies & Facts 
  • Data & Graphing 
  • Patterns Number Sense 
  • Estimate/Add 
  • Ongoing Practice and Review: 
  • Patterns, problem solving/story problems – including multistep, addition & subtraction strategies & facts
SECOND NINE WEEKS
  • Estimate/Add/Multiplication concepts, strategies, & facts 
  • Money 
  • Time 
  • Ongoing Practice and Review: 
  • addition & subtraction facts, patterns, problem solving/story problems- including multistep
THIRD NINE WEEKS
  • Division concepts and
  • Geometry 
  • Fraction Concepts Fractions l
  • Add/Subtract 
  • Ongoing Practice and Review: 
  • addition & subtraction facts, multiplication strategies & facts, patterns, problem solving/story problems – including multistep
FOURTH NINE WEEKS
  • Measurement
  • Perimeter & Area 
  • Probability Multiplication 
  • Ongoing Practice and Review: 
  • Multiplication and division strategies and facts, patterns, problem solving/story problems – including multistep
Science

FIRST NINE WEEKS
  • Scientific Investigation SOL 3.1 
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Roles and Relationships Within Food Chains 
  • Ecosystems
  • Review K.6 Needs/life processes of plants and animals; 1.4 Plants – life needs/functional parts; 1.5 Animal life needs, physical and other characteristics, classification; 2.4 Plants/animals life cycles; 2.5 living things part of a system, interdependence on living and nonliving – habitats

SECOND NINE WEEKS 
  • Scientific Investigation SOL 3.1 
  • Simple and Compound Machines
  • Physical Properties of Objects
  • Water Cycle
  • Review K.1, 1.1, 2.1 Scientific Investigation; K.2 Senses; K.3 Magnets; 1.2 Moving objects and motion; 2.2 Natural and artificial magnets; K.4 Objects;1.3 Interact

THIRD NINE WEEKS
  • Scientific Investigation SOL 3.1 
  • Patterns and Cycles in Nature: Energy Sources 
  • Review K.7 Light and shadows; 1.6 Sun and Earth; 2.6 Weather; K.5 Water flows/testable properties; K.8 Daily Patterns; K.9 Change over time; 1.7 Seasonal change/weather; 2.7 Weather/seasonal change – plants and animals

FOURTH NINE WEEKS 
  • Scientific Investigation SOL 
  • Soil
  • Effects of Natural Events and Humans on Species Survival 
  • Review K.10 Reuse, recycle, conserve; 1.8 Limited natural resources; 2.8 Plants produce oxygen/food and source of useful products and benefits in nature

Social Studies

FIRST NINE WEEKS

  • Civics 3.10a Government 
  • Geography 3.5a Map Skills 

SECOND NINE WEEKS
  • History 3.1 Greece and Rome 
  • 3.2 Empire of Mali 
  • Geography 3.4a Locating Empires 
  • Civics 3.11c Veterans Day

THIRD NINE WEEKS
  • History 3.3a Exploration 
  • 3.3b Exploration 
  • Geography 3.5c Locating Spain, England, France 3.5d Locating Areas 
  • Civics 3.11a Government 
  • 3.12 Diversity 
  • 3.11d Community 
  • 3.11b Contributions 

FOURTH NINE WEEKS 
  • Economics 3.7 Resources 
  • 3.8 Specialization 
  • 3.9 Choices 
  • Civics 3.11 Memorial Day