Check out what we're learning in the third grade.
In Language Arts, we practice word recognition and meaning and learn to be better readers, listeners, and speakers. We write in a variety of modes, including letters, poems, descriptions, and narratives. We learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns. We practice punctuation and learn how to use periods, question marks, exclamation marks, capital letters, and commas correctly. We also use reference materials like dictionaries, thesaurus, and the internet. We learn how to write in cursive, too. We also use the Accelerated Reader program every day and we learn how to better comprehend what we read by identifying the author's purpose, main idea and details, sequence, cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, and figurative language.
In Math, we learn a lot about problem solving. We review basic math skills and we solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We practice telling time and counting money. We learn to read and write numbers up to the millions and use decimals, too. We use fractions. We also learn about probability, geometry, and make lots of graphs to display information.
Accelerated Math is a program to practice and review the skills we learn in math class. We also use Dreambox, Reflex Math, Everyday Math Games, and Khan Academy to review and practice skills.
In Social Studies, we will learn where in the world our community is located. We talk about the geography of our community and what makes our community diverse. We also learn about how people improve their communities, how we have a voice in our community, and a little bit about how our economy and government operate.
Science finds us learning about the world around us. We study plant structures, weather instruments and clouds, sound, planets and the universe, light, and the structures of life. This year, we will be adding Nutrition to our curriculum and we will learn about making healthy lifestyle choices.
Every day we begin with a Morning Meeting which includes a different message, greeting, share, and activity each day.
In the third grade, we use the SmartBoard every day. We also have a 1:1 Chromebook Initiative. We can often be found using our chromebooks with the SmartBoard to take quizzes or other interactive activities. We practice typing skills on our chromebooks.
We have lessons every week on social skills, coping with our emotions, making friends, and much more! The programs we will be using and implementing are Second Step, Mind Up, Zones of Regulation, and Empower U.