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3rd Grade

NGSS Science

Forces and Interactions

Weather and Climate

Ecosystems

Life Cycles and Traits

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Third Grade News

Spring is the "sweet spot" of the year when third graders build on the foundations of learning laid in the fall, and seem to grow exponentially in the spring!   In Language and literacy, third graders have a better handle on what to do when they don't understand a word or passage.  They look at pictures and back up and re-read for clues and ask themselves questions.  Students summarize and use graphs to organize their thoughts about the books they read and will examine a variety of genres and print forms such as newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. Learning multiplication facts is the big push this year!

In writing, third graders learn to use organizational methods like word webs and Venn diagrams to help them in more complex writing assignments.  They are asked to compare and contrast things and take more responsibility for the writing process, including revising, editing, and proofreading.  

Math becomes more challenging after March.  Students work with larger whole numbers (numbers like 3,000) and with fractions and decimal numbers.  They look at odd and even numbers and patterns and solve and explain addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems and even some problems with more than one step!.

We continue to work together  to develop responsible and organized work habits that will be very important for your chid as s/he continues through school. Please continue this at home also. 

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your student's life!

Third Grade Teachers