3rd Grade Curriculum
Social Studies – Our social studies program publisher is Pearson. The My World social studies program addresses the Common Core standards for social studies. Some topics we study are: communities in the United States, civic ideals and practices,government, continuity and change, and global connections.
Science - We are addressing the NGSS (New Generation Science Standards). We will learn about the following topics: life cycles, fossils, variance of traits, climate and weather, biomes of the world, and forces of motion.
Handwriting – In the classroom we will practice the letters, analyze strokes, and practice alignment. By the end of the second trimester, the students will be writing in cursive.
Language Arts/Reading – Your student will be assigned a reading level. We will be reading from our district reading series, short stories, and chapter books. Your child will be learning and reinforcing phonics skills, decoding, vocabulary, language, comprehension, referencing, and study skills. Comprehension and spelling tests will be given on Fridays.
Math – Our math program is Everyday Math 4. PLEASE review addition and subtraction facts. These facts need to be automatic.
Writing – We will be focusing on expository, persuasive, and narrative paragraph writing. We will also be comparing/contrasting. The students will be answering comprehension questions in complete sentences. Most writing will not be sent home but will be put in a portfolio to be taken home at the end of the year.