Third grade is an exciting year as your child transitions from primary grades to upper elementary. This leap ranges from learning to keep track of their assignments in a daily agenda to earning grades in all subjects. Students will continue to build upon the knowledge that they have learned in previous grades as well as new ideas and concepts.
Social Studies - geography, ancient Greece, Rome and Mali, economics, great Americans, government and explorers.
Science - living things, simple machines, water cycle, energy, matter, earth cycles and soil.
Math - place value, fractions, computation in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement, geometry, data analysis, patterns and mathematical properties.
Reading - A balanced literacy approach which includes guided reading with leveled text, shared reading and independent reading and additional components including robust vocabulary, comprehension strategies, interactive read aloud, leveled reading groups and Junior Great Books.
Writing - This includes writing fiction, nonfiction, personal narratives, functional pieces and poetry. Pieces are published in written form and through the use of technology.
Word Study - leveled word study groups
Highlights of third grade over the years have included the annual field trips to the Outdoor Lab to explore simple machines, to Target to purchase holiday gifts for Arlington Foster Care and a boat trip celebrating the end of third grade and the completion of SOLs. Students also look forward to completing a swimming unit in PE held at the Yorktown Pool, portraying a famous person in history in the student wax museum and publishing their own hard cover books in poetry and in another writing genre.
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