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Third Grade

A PROGRAM...

pdf3rd Grade Guide to Student Success

  • Meeting individual needs of developing readers, writers, and problem solvers.
  • Challenging each child to his/her full potential.
  • Motivating children to become lifelong learners.
  • Including parents as partners in the learning process.
  • Preparing all students to be proficient in all academic areas.
  • Aligned to the PA Core standards.

Learning is a triangle with your child, you and the teacher at each point. Without all three working together, there's no complete picture!

THIRD GRADE GOALS. . .

Reading/English Language Arts/Spelling

pdf3rd Grade English Language Arts Curriculum Map

Text:  MacMillan/McGrawHill Treasures

Each child will:

  • Read and respond to literature.
  • Connect new information to known information.
  • Use decoding/phonics skills for self correction.
  • Read orally with expression.
  • Apply comprehension skills.
  • Make inferences and draws conclusions.
  • Become an independent reader.
  • Expand vocabulary.
  • Master assigned spelling words.
  • Use correct spelling in written work.
  • Follow written directions.
  • Study parts of speech and use them correctly. (nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs).
  • Compose written responses to literature.
  • Write narrative, informational, descriptive and persuasive paragraphs.

Speaking/ Listening

Each child will:

  • Express ideas clearly.
  • Communicate ideas and experiences.
  • Listen attentively.
  • Follow oral directions.
  • Use correct grammar when speaking.

Mathematics

pdf3rd Grade Math Curriculum Map

Text:  HMH Go! Math

Each child will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction problems.
  • Understand and apply problem solving strategies.
  • Understand place value to six digit numbers.
  • Learn multiplication facts 0-9.
  • Develop problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of concepts of time, money, measurement, fractions, decimals, probability, geometry, estimation, and simple division.

Science

pdf3rd Grade Science Curriculum Map

Social Studies

pdf3rd Grade Social Studies Curriculum Map

Text:   Pearson

Each child will:

  • Practice map skills.
  • Recognize the diversity of cultures.
  • Develop an understanding of the history and geography of communities, emphasizing PA.
  • Investigate how communities change.
  • Develop a perception of local, state and national government.
  • Explore the roles and life cycles of living things.
  • Discuss Earth's Water.
  • Study nutrition and the digestive process.
  • Investigate the sun, the moon, and the earth.

Handwriting

Text:  Zaner-Bloser

Each child will:

  • Form letters using correct size, shape, and spacing.
  • Write legibly in daily work.
  • Fine tune cursive writing.

Technology

Each child will:

  • Practice basic calculator skills.
  • Use computers as learning tools.
  • Research topics using the computer.

EACH CHILD CAN LEARN

Suggestions to help your child at home:

  • Discuss your child's day at school. Ask specifically what he/she learned at school today.
  • Set a specific time each day for homework/study. (This may be practicing vocabulary words, rereading the story text, or using addition and subtraction flash cards.)
  • Have your child read independently 30 minutes a day.
  • Limit amount of TV/computer game time.
  • Use calendars to discuss and mark important events.
  • Make a "to do" list and have your child check off items as he/she completes them.
  • Hold high expectations. Children usually live up to your expectations.
  • Instill responsibility in your child by encouraging him/her to show you daily papers, complete homework, and to return required forms to school.
  • Visit the homework helper by clicking on that icon.
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