Third Grade

Welcome to third grade. We are excited to have your child in our classrooms this year. To learn more about our team of awesome third-grade teachers, click our team above. If you have any questions, let us know.

Daily Schedule

8:30 - Doors are open

8:40 -First bell/Morning Work/Announcements

9:00- Literacy

10:20 Recess/Snack

10:40 Literacy

11:10 Science/SS

11:55 Lunch/Recess

12:35 Class Activities

1:00 Math

2:00 Planner/Homework

2:20 Specials

3:15 Wrap up the day

3:30 Dismissal

Energy Bus

Transform Negativity

Our next principle is transforming negativity. A great example of this is changing a negative growth mindset to a positive mindset.

How can you show good sportsmanship?

How can you help someone else transform their negativity?


Please make sure that your child comes to school with appropriate clothing for our changing Colorado Weather. We ask that your child has two healthy snacks and water bottle at school each day. Bottles with tight-fitting lids are preferred.

Our Focus

  • Life Cycles

  • Forces

  • Weather

  • Multiplication 0-9

  • Division

  • Native Americans

  • Economics- Charities/Store

Upcoming Dates

March 23 - Dine Out Night - Mod Market(11am - 9pm)

April 4 - 6 - CMAS(see schedule below)

April 6 - PTA Meeting 6 PM

April 12- Nicolo's Dine Out Night

April 30 - Daddy-Daughter Dance

CMAS SCHEDULE: Please try to plan appts around the schedule so that students are here during testing.

April 4 - 6 9:40 to 11:30 and 12:45 - 2:15


Updated March 21


Unit Big Idea: What are different ways to meet challenges?

Essential Question: What choices are good for us?

Story Type: Folktale

Reading Strategies:

Ask and Answer Questions: Good readers will ask questions as they read and answer with support from the text.

Point of View: Point of view is what a narrator thinks about events or other characters in a story. Readers look for details that show what the narrator thinks to figure out point of view.


Topic 12: Fraction Equivalence and Comparison

Essential Question: What are the different ways to compare fractions?

Key Concepts:

Fraction Equivalence: using fraction strips and models along with number lines

Fraction Comparisons: Using models, benchmarks like 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 3/4, and 2/3, and number lines


Compare and Contrast: Students will venture into writing a compare and contrasting paragraph using two texts.

Many of our writings are related to supporting answers with text evidence in reading and completing claims-evidence-responses through all subjects.

Third Grade Non-Negotiables

  • Begin the sentence with a capital letter

  • Proper Nouns need a capital

  • End with the proper punctuation

  • Accountable for correct spelling

  • Create a plan

  • Indent a paragraph

  • Paragraph with topic and conclusion sentence

  • Stretch ideas/details and sentences


Root Words: A root word is the simplest form of a word. it helps you figure out the meaning of a related word.

Wonders Story Vocabulary:









Spelling Words:

Test: April 1

Basic List: spoon, booth, gloom, tube, clues, chew, shook, notebook, could, goose, rude, due, true, July, look

Base List Challenge: classroom, include, through, childhood, groups

Extended List: spoon, booth, gloom, tube, clues, chew, shook, notebook, could, classroom, include, through, groups, renew, childhood

Extended List Challenge: smoothly, aloofness, balloonist, utensil, uniqueness

Life Science

Student Wondering of Phenomena: What do plants and animals have in common?

We will be exploring the life cycles of plants and animals.

Other areas we will explore are related to plants and animal extinction to include fossils, inheritance traits and social/group behavior.


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