Our reading curriculum is based on the reading comprehension strategies that have been introduced in previous grades, such as inferring and summarizing. We apply these strategies in our small group instruction, novel studies, and independent reading. Our writers’ workshop is based on the 6+1 traits of writing. Throughout the year, emphasis is put on finding our voice in writing, sentence fluency, and coming up with our own creative ideas.
Our math curriculum centers on finding multiple ways to solve a problem and then being able to explain how the problem is solved. The concepts of multiplication, division, fractions, and place value are all topics of study.
Science opens the door to studying our world around us. We learn about animals and how they adapt in order to survive. Our environment is a major focus of study. We learn how our actions will impact the soil, the water, and energy sources.
Ancient civilizations are a focus of our social studies curriculum. We learn about ancient Rome, Greece, and Mali. We also learn about the many contributions these civilizations have leant to us. Economics, famous Americans and geography are also studied in third grade.