Third grade is
an exciting year for students. Students engage in many interesting
activities throughout the year. Students are expected to become more
independent workers and thinkers this year.
Here are a few
highlights and topics covered:
-Oral Communication Skills
-Comprehension Strategies for reading Fiction and Non-fiction
-Building Fluency when reading
-Planning and Composing Writing Samples
-Number and Number Sense (reading and writing numbers, rounding, etc.)
-Money and Time
-Addition/Subtraction (larger numbers with and without regrouping)
-Multiplication/Division (basic facts)
-Fractions and Decimals
-Plant and Animal Life Cycles
-Exploration of the Americas/Famous Explorers
-Ancient Greece and Rome
Students in third grade are expected to complete 45 minutes of homework
nightly. Please feel free to check over your child’s homework.
Homework is meant to be an extension or review of what they have learned
in the classroom.
Students take part in a number of field trips during the year. We go
to the Math and Science Innovation Center and take part in AG Day. Two other field trips will be planned during the year also.