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3rd Grade



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 at a glance:

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 at a glance:
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 at a glance:
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 at a glance:
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 at a Glance:
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 at a Glance:
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 at a Glance:
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 at a Glance:
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 at a glance:

Civics 3.10a Government
Geography 3.5a Map Skills



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



THIRD NINE WEEKS at a glance:
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 at a glance:
Economics 3.7 Resources
3.8 Specialization
3.9 Choices
Civics 3.11 Memorial Day



Summary of Student Learning Experience

Third grade students learn many new things. In science they investigate animal adaptations, relationships in the food chain and ecosystems. In addition they will learn about simple and compound machines, energy sources, patterns in nature and the effects of natural events on survival. The students will learn about or government, maps, ancient Greece, Rome and Mali. They will be exposed to famous Americans and explorers. Our third graders will expand their knowledge of math concepts learned in the second grade. They will be introduced to numbers in the millions, adding and subtracting large numbers, multi step problems, multiplication and division up to twelve, basic geometry and fractions. Our language arts curriculum will include reading, writing, and word study. We will work in small groups since all children learn differently and help them improve their reading skills and comprehension. Our students will write in all subjects each day. Our classes will be busy and challenge active learners. Finally, our students have 3 major programs for learning Ancient Day, Mighty Minds and Greater Gator Mall.