• Welcome to Third Grade
     
    Contact us:
     
    Stephenee Billman 
     
    Jana Grim
     
    Michael Hennigan
     
    Karen Meridionale
     
    Sharon Shirk
     
     
     
    Third Grade Curriculum
    Math
    We are now using a new math series called EnVision Math Common Core Program.  We will be learning the following concepts.
    Topic 1: Numeration
    Topic 2:  Number Sense/ Addition and Subtraction
    Topic 3:  Using Place Value
    Topic 4:  Meanings of Multiplication
    Topic 5:  Multiplication Facts/Using Patterns
    Topic 6:  Multiplication Facts Usage
    Topic 7:  Meanings of Division
    Topic 8:  Division Facts
    Topic 9:  Fractions
    Topic 10:  Fraction Comparison and Equivalence
    Topic 11:  Two Dimensional Shapes and Their Attributes
    Topic 12:  Time
    Topic 13:  Perimeter
    Topic 14:  Area
    Topic 15:  Liquid Volume and Mass
    Topic 16:  Data
     
     
     
    Language Arts
    Reading
     
    We 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.   
     
    Spelling
     
    Weekly 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. 
     
      
    Writing 
     
    We are using the Writing Pathways Series written by Lucy Calkins.
    First Quarter: Narrative
    Second Quarter: Informational
    Third Quarter: Opinion/Persuasive
    Fourth Quarter: Fairy Tales
     
     Social Studies
     
    We will have a Social Studies unit in the first and third quarters.
    Our text is entitled Our Communities.
    Topics studied include:
    Geography/Map Skills
    History (Colonial America and Jamestown)
     
    Science
     
    We 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