What to expect in 3rd Grade
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 more fully appreciate an author's intent. It is a time of growing independence and self-discovery as the student becomes an independent learner.
Mrs, Pesavento (Room 10)
Mrs.Smith (Room 11)
Ms. Bruneau (Room 13)
Ms. McDowell (Room 18)
Mrs. Krepelka (Room 20)
Their math lessons will include identifying facts to help them to think, apply logic, and solve a problem often requiring more than one step. Students begin to develop abstract thinking skills. Math facts for addition & subtraction, multiplication and division should be well internalized.
Science Curriculum in 3rd grade consists of a unit of physical, life and earth science each trimester. Units themes consist of the study of matter and energy, structures of life and the sun, moon and stars.
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 Dance Mat Typing, Lexia Learning, 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, research, multimedia presentation and other technology based learning skills.