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 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.
A word from the principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I would like to remind parents that the expectation is for students to be picked up at 2:40 (1:15 Wednesday). Unfortunately, we have had a number of incidents where students are left unattended and told to play until a parent can get there, or parents who are there and not carefully monitoring their student(s) and accidents have occurred.
As a reminder, students are not permitted to hang out and play on the play structures or blacktop area after school. If parents wish to visit and socialize with other families, they are welcome to do so by the green tables near the cafeteria or on the grassy area out in front of the school.
Oster has many after school programs that rent the play structures, fields, and blacktop on a daily basis. These areas need to be made available for their use during the hours of 2:40-6:00 pm. Students and families are welcome to play on the playground and ride bikes/scooters on the blacktop after 6:00 pm.
Thank you for helping to keep the students at Oster safe. As always if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
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 .