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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Third Grade

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Claire Meyers, Teacher
Tara Mitchell, Teacher
Sally Pencikowski, Teacher
Dina Yauger, Teacher


Welcome to Third Grade

The third grade team has planned an exciting year for your child.  It will be a year filled with learning, exploration, and a lot of changes!  The third grade team consists of Mrs. Meyers, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Pencikowski and Mrs. Yauger. There are many other staff members who will be helping with instruction this year as well; Ms. Pickering, Ms. Williams, Ms. Paz-Espinoza, Ms. Doyle, Ms. Taylor, and Dr. Temkin.

Calendar of Events

September 17:  Back-to-School Night

October 9-10:  Parent Conferences


The First Quarter in Third Grade

Third Grade is filled with an exciting curriculum!  Take a look at what we'll be doing this quarter:


Number and Number Sense

Focus: Place Value

3.1      The student will read and write six-digit numerals and identify the place value and value of each digit; round whole numbers, 9,999 or less, to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand; and compare two whole numbers between 0 and 9,999, using symbols (>, <, or = ) and words (greater than, less than, or equal to).

3.2      The student will recognize and use the inverse relationships between addition/subtraction to complete basic fact sentences. The student will use these relationships to solve problems.


Computation and Estimation

Focus: Computation

3.4      The student will estimate solutions to and solve single-step and multistep problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping.

3.20    The student will investigate the identity and the commutative properties for addition; and identify examples of the identity and commutative properties for addition.


Social Studies


3.5      The student will develop map skills by positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map; using the equator and prime meridian to identify the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Hemispheres; and locating specific places, using a simple letter-number grid system.

3.6      The student will read and construct maps, tables, graphs, and/or charts.


3.8      The student will recognize that because people and regions cannot produce everything they want, they specialize in what they do best and trade for the rest.

3.9      The student will identify examples of making an economic choice and will explain the idea of opportunity cost (what is given up when making a choice).



Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

3.1  The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning,

       logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting

       investigations in which observations are made and are repeated to

       ensure accuracy; predictions are formulated using a variety of sources

       of information; questions are developed to formulate hypotheses; and

       data are gathered, charted, graphed, and analyzed;


Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems

3.7  The student will investigate and understand the major components of

       soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including

       humans. Key concepts include soil provides the support and nutrient

       necessary for plant growth; topsoil is a natural product of subsoil and

       bedrock; rock, clay, silt, sand, and humus are components of soils;

        and soil is a natural resource and should be conserved.


  Third Grade Team Claire Meyers, Teacher
Tara Mitchell, Teacher
Sally Pencikowski, Teacher
Dina Yauger, Teacher 
Last Modified on September 9, 2014