• 3rd Grade Units of Study!

    Here is a quick list of many of the topics we will learn about this year! 

    Parents, if you have a specific area of expertise or interest, please let me know if you would be interested in visiting to volunteer, read to the class, or help guide a mini lesson.  Thank you!

    3rd GRADE CURRICULUM

    Language Arts

    Reading

        Lucy Calkins’ Readers’ Workshop Model,

        Readers’ Notebooks

        Building our Reading Life, Character Study, Informational, Poetry, Research, Mystery

        Interactive Read Aloud Books

    Writing

        Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study, Writers’ Notebooks

        Pre-writing, rough draft, revising/editing, final drafts, celebrations

       Personal Narratives, Persuasive Speeches, Informational Writing, Poetry, Realistic Fiction

    Grammar

        Sentences, Parts of speech

        Paragraphs, Punctuation, Capitalization, taught through the writing curriculum

    Spelling

        Practice spelling patterns

    Handwriting

       Print and Cursive

    Letter Writing

    Oral Presentations

     

    Math

    Math in Focus: Singapore Math

    Place Value, Numbers to 10,000

    Addition to 10,000

    Subtraction to 10,000

    Multiplication

    Division

    Money

    Fractions

    Time

    Temperature

    Dimensional Shapes

    Area and Perimeter

    Metric Length, Mass, and Volume

    Customary Length, Weight, and Capacity

    Bar Graphs

    Line Plots

     

    Social Studies

    Geography

    Map Skills

    Early Exploration of North America

    Vikings and European Explorers of North America

    Colonization of North America

       New England, Middle Region, Southern Regions

    Events Leading to The Revolutionary War

       French and Indian War

       Proclamation of 1763

       Taxes, Intolerable Acts, Boston Massacre

    American Revolutionary War

       Lexington and Concord

       Bunker Hill

       Brandywine

       Germantown

       Saratoga

       Yorktown

     

    Science

    Hands-on Inquiry Based Learning

    Group participation and collaboration

    Scientific Method

    Structures of Life

       Plants

       Crayfish

    Land and Water

       Earth’s Materials

       Water Cycle

       Rain on Land

       Streams

       Runoff, Erosion, Deposition

       Tributaries

    Water

       Beading and Absorbing

       Surface Tension

       Thermometers

       Sink and Float

       Surface Area

       Condensation