What to expect in 3rd Grade (Last updated 3/18/19
Third Grade is an important developmental year. Students go from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Inference and "reading between the lines" become important to understand and fully appreciate an author's intent. It is a time of growing independence and self-discovery as the student becomes an independent learner.
Third Grade Homework consists of 20 minutes nightly reading, 10 minutes of math facts practice (multiplication and division) and 1 page of Eureka Math each night.
Mrs. Pesavento (Rm. 17 )
Ms. McDowell (Rm. 11)
Ms. Burrill (Rm. 13)
Mrs. Krepelka (Rm. 16)
Student math lessons include strategies to help them think, apply logic, and solve multi-step problems. Students begin to develop abstract thinking skills. Math facts for multiplication and division should be well internalized by the end of the year. Some major areas of focus are multiplication and division, area and perimeter, beginning fractions, quadrilaterals and graphing concepts.
Science Curriculum in 3rd grade consists of a unit of physical, life and earth science each trimester. Units themes consist of the study of forces and interactions, structures of life and climates and weather.
Social Studies explores themes of local geography and Native American cultures, local economics as well as government and citizenship.
Increasingly, students use technology to supplement and enhance learning. 3rd grade utilizes many online learning programs such as Typing Agent, Lexia Core5, and ST (Jiji) Math. Additionally, students learn to create multimedia and written responses using online or technologically based tools. Each 3rd grade student has access to a Chromebook, which allows for developing keyboarding skills, research, and multimedia presentations .