3rd Grade

Third grade is full of many exciting opportunities! Students begin to make the transition from primary grades to the intermediate level, starting with writing in cursive. Students have many new opportunities such as reading novels rather than just basal readers. They prepare and present a number of projects for reading and social studies, beginning the year by making their very own Freckle Juice. In math, students are challenged to learn multiplication and even long division. Science is not just in the classroom; they also meet with other the Science Lab teacher once a week to do more science activities. In addition to the academic portion of third grade, students are involved in a number of social activities with their first grade buddies. Third grade is a wonderful year for the students to learn responsibility and independence!

Curriculum Summary

  • Following directions
  • Summarizing
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Dictionary skills
  • Context clues
  • Diagrams
  • Prediction outcomes
  • Suffixes
  • Fantasy
  • Poetry
  • Main idea
  • Supporting details
  • Cause and effect
  • Realistic fiction
  • Encyclopedia
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Compare/contrast
  • Story elements
  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical order
  • Sequence
  • Time clues
  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Pronoun referents
  • Schedules
  • Fact/opinion
  • Classification
  • Reading dialog
  • Charts and graphs
  • Informative articles
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Map and globe skills
  • Atlas, gazetteer, timelines, charts, graphs, scale, Equator, Prime Meridian, North Pole, South Pole, Compass rose, continents, oceans, coordinates, physical features
  • Climate
  • Types of farming: dairy, cattle, grain, irrigation
  • Conservation
  • Natural resources: coal, petroleum, forests, fishing
  • Renewable resources
  • Community and state
  • Governments
  • Taxes/Services/Goods
  • Court system
  • Laws/Elections/Citizen’s Rights
  • Current events
  • Citizenship
  • Plants/Seeds
  • Plants and Animals Interact
  • Ecosystems
  • Matter
  • Properties /Changes
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Fossils
  • Earth Layers
  • Soils
  • Earth’s Resources
  • Water cycle
  • Observing weather
  • Earth and its Place in the Solar system
  • Energy
  • Heat
  • Forces and Motion
  • Sentences and fragments: Declarative, imperative, Interrogative, exclamatory
  • Simple subjects and predicatea
  • Complete subjects and predicates
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Pronouns
  • Article adjectives
  • Object of the preposition
  • Direct and indirect objects
  • Interjections
  • Common/proper nouns
  • Helping verbs/ verbs of being
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Possessive nouns
  • Apostrophe
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Sentence formation
  • Run-on sentences
  • Usage of I and me
  • Contractions
  • Their, there, and they’re
  • To, too, and two
  • Writing two point paragraphs
  • Writing friendly letters
  • Measure of time and length
  • Telling time to minute
  • Addition of numbers with 5 digits, 5 addends
  • Subtraction of numbers, 5 digits with borrowing
  • Subtraction with zero
  • Place value to millions
  • Commas and decimal points
  • Simple story problems
  • Two step story problems
  • Multiplication tables to 12
  • Division tables to 12
  • Multiplication with carrying
  • Multiplication with 2 digit factors
  • Five steps of division
  • Two and three digit dividends
  • Division with remainders
  • Checking computation
  • Roman numbers to 1,000
  • Counting money
  • Making change
  • Standard and metric measures of capacity, weight, and temperature
  • Use of < > =
  • Calendar time
  • Fraction of a whole, group
  • Mixed numbers
  • Adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Reducing fractions
  • Averaging numbers
  • Geometric shapes: plane, solid
  • Finding perimeter, area
  • Converting measures
  • Story problems with conversions
  • Unknown numbers in equation
  • Study steps
  • Short vowel words
  • Long vowel words
  • Consonant clusters, digraphs
  • Vowel digraphs
  • Silent letters
  • Words with /f/
  • Words with /kw/
  • Words with /s/
  • Words with /ou/
  • Words with /o/
  • R controlled vowels
  • Words with /oi/
  • Double o words
  • Words with schwa
  • Days and months
  • Holidays
  • Compound words
  • Plurals
  • Homophones
  • Contractions
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Consonant letter-sound associations
  • Hard and soft c and g
  • Consonant-vowel-consonant blending
  • Short vowel letter-sound
  • Long vowel letter-sound
  • Compound and two-syllable
  • Consonant blends
  • Y as a vowel
  • Consonant digraphs
  • Inflectional endings
  • Suffixes and prefixes
  • Vowel pairs and digraphs
  • Diphthongs
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Syllabication