Welcome to Third GradeContact us:Stephenee BillmanJana GrimMichael HenniganKaren MeridionaleSharon ShirkThird Grade CurriculumMathWe are now using a new math series called EnVision Math Common Core Program. We will be learning the following concepts.Topic 1: NumerationTopic 2: Number Sense/ Addition and SubtractionTopic 3: Using Place ValueTopic 4: Meanings of MultiplicationTopic 5: Multiplication Facts/Using PatternsTopic 6: Multiplication Facts UsageTopic 7: Meanings of DivisionTopic 8: Division FactsTopic 9: FractionsTopic 10: Fraction Comparison and EquivalenceTopic 11: Two Dimensional Shapes and Their AttributesTopic 12: TimeTopic 13: PerimeterTopic 14: AreaTopic 15: Liquid Volume and MassTopic 16: DataLanguage ArtsReadingWe are currently using Treasures as our Reading series. The publisher is Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. Each weekly story follows a theme. The Reading program is very thorough and includes a read-aloud component, a vocabulary text, and a main selection. The selections vary between fiction and non-fiction passages. Treasures also includes instruction on writing styles, including personal narrative, friendly letters, and persuasive writing. Grammar lessons focus on parts of speech, mechanics, and sentence structure.SpellingWeekly lists are given using words from the Treasures program. Each list has a particular spelling pattern, as well as review and challenge words. We will also be using a word wall in third grade to help us when writing.WritingWe are using the Writing Pathways Series written by Lucy Calkins.First Quarter: NarrativeSecond Quarter: InformationalThird Quarter: Opinion/PersuasiveFourth Quarter: Fairy TalesSocial StudiesWe will have a Social Studies unit in the first and third quarters.Our text is entitled Our Communities.Topics studied include:Geography/Map SkillsHistory (Colonial America and Jamestown)ScienceWe will have a science unit in the second and fourth quarters. Our first unit is called Chemical Tests. Our second unit is called Plant Growth and Development.
Last Modified on September 16, 2016