Getting to know one another on the first day of school
"I love the small classroom size, the teacher interaction and care and concern for their students, and the desire to push the students past the typical standard of education and learning." --From PWA's Parent Satisfaction Survey
Third grade students read a variety of literature from the Open Court Collection for Young Scholars. Students focus on the use of effective communication skills, reading and comprehension strategies, and research methods. The students plan, draft, revise, and edit stories, and employ their cursive writing skills.
Math in Action is our mathematics text for third grade. Students review concepts introduced in previous years and focus on division with whole numbers, and problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals. Students develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem types.
In social studies, the standards for third grade allow students to develop an understanding of elements of civilizations and their interrelationship by focusing on several early civilizations.
The third grade standards for science place emphasis on conducting investigations using the scientific process. The students will study simple machines, earth science, matter, life and living processes and systems, and earth and space.