Third Grade is an exciting year at
The science and social studies programs are an essential part of the third grade experience and very enriching! Students manipulate simple machines, take hikes down to Donaldson Run to sketch layers of soil, and make a model of a solid molecule with gumdrops. They interact with huge simple machines at
In social studies we take students on an adventure from ancient civilizations to the present day. Students simulate different democracies from ancient
Students participate in the Dance Celebration each winter. They learn folk and modern dances from around the world. Through dance, students learn skills of cooperation, motor planning and rhythm.
Third graders also look forward to mastering their cursive handwriting and learning the proper techniques for keyboarding.
This is the first year that students participate in the Virginia Standards of Learning tests which is a cumulative assessment based on material learned in kindergarten through third grade.
Third grade is a year for students to grow to be more independent students while engaged in learning that will stay with them through the years!