Fall is a time of transition and exploration for third graders. They are becoming more independent in their reading and writing. They are learning to consistently apply the strategies that good readers use.
STRATEGIES PROFICIENT READERS USE
In math our third graders are growing their understanding of place value and number sense. They are building their repertoire of problem-solving strategies and learning to explain their thinking using pictures, numbers, and words.
Problem- Solving Strategies
In Social Studies, Third graders have also been figuratively traveling back in time to experience what it was like to live as a Pilgrim or a Wampanoag in the 1600’s. They have learned about the culture, religion, dress, and language of that time period. As part of this unit of study, third graders visit Plimoth Plantation.
In Science, we have begun to experiment with engineering design and magnetism. Our students are learning how to collect data, conduct experiments, and support a claim with specific evidence.
Third graders will come together for our first "Engineering and Design Challenge Day" in December.
Social competency and communications are also hallmarks of the third grade experience. Children participate in Open Circle in their classrooms. They learn to collaborate while working on mini-units with students from other third grade classes as well. Third graders participate in our Parent- Student-Teacher conferences, which start in October and then take place again in the spring.
If you missed the Third Grade Forum you can access a video archieve to watch at home: Media Resources CheckOut
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