3rd Grade Curriculum

Reading-We will be using a variety of resources throughout the year. 
ƒ Scott Foresman series (a variety of genres)
ƒ Novel reads in small groups
ƒ Nonfiction Reading Passages to go along with our Science and Social Studies
ƒ A-Z Reading books (a variety of genres)
ƒ Daily reading is extremely important
Language Arts 
ƒ Communication Skills stressed: speaking, listening, reading, and writing 
ƒ Writer’s Workshop— Finished writing pieces are kept in portfolios
Spelling 
ƒ Lists will be glued into composition books
ƒ Tested weekly
Math 
ƒ Problem Solving is very important—the PROCESS is stressed and explaining HOW the answer
was figured out
ƒ **CHILDREN MUST MASTER ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, AND MULTIPLICATION FACTS!**
Science 
ƒ Hands-on experiments
ƒ The notebook/folder is a source of material to study 
ƒ Topics covered will include: Rocks & Minerals, Buoyancy, Magnetism, and Butterflies

Social Studies
ƒ United States—all 50 states
ƒ Map skills
ƒ Communities around the world

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Classroom Expectations

Daily Preparation/Homework
ƒ RESPONSIBILITY is becoming more of a focus in third grade. 
Students have weekly jobs and a planning calendar to keep track of. The use of the planner is mandatory and necessary to keep parents informed of our activities. It is also a way to stay ORGANIZED.

ƒ ALLTESTS AND QUIZZES MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED TO SCHOOL THE NEXT DAY. If you wish to have it back to review more
closely, please make a note on the paper. I will gladly return them for a couple of days.

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