Classroom News

English Language Arts – Students will write in cursive as much as possible.  We will be practicing cursive letters and writing in cursive throughout the year.  Students will read fiction and informational text books.  They will be working on reading comprehension (answering questions about a story) and reading strategies.  Reading strategies include: Making Predictions, Characters, Author’s Purpose, Problem and Solution, Schema (Background Knowledge) and Connections (with self, with world and with other texts), Asking Questions, and Making Inferences (draw a conclusion using background knowledge and text), Summarizing (retelling using the important parts), and finding the Central Message and supporting details of a story.

Please continue to encourage your child to read 30 minutes each night. Ask them about what they are reading and respond in their at-home reading log.

Math – I am using the Revised Investigations math curriculum along with supplementary activities to teach math. Students are learning the concept of multiplication and division as well as memorizing their multiplication facts.  Understanding fractions and fractions on a number line are very important concepts in third grade.

Social Studies  -  I use the Social Studies Alive! curriculum.  Third grade has a focus on communities.  We are focusing on responsible citizens and how citizens impact their community.

Science - In third grade, students study Forces and Motion, Properties and Change in Matter, Conservation and Transfer of Energy, Major Components and Patterns Observed in the Earth/Moon/Sun system, Earth's Surface, Skeletal and Muscular System, and Ecosystems.

Grading Scale

Students will receive grades/scores on class work and homework.

This will determine grades on mid-term reports and report cards.

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

= 0-59

             LUNCH SCHEDULE     11:15 – 11:40  am                       


Students may bring their own snack each day.




Remember to bring your Library Books.
THURSDAY - PE (Wear tennis shoes.)



C – Capitalization

O – Observation

P – Punctuation

S – Spelling


**Please remember to check over and sign your child’s academic planner each night.**

 Homework Reminder

Students will have Homework on Monday – Thursday nights.  Each night, students will have reading for 30 minutes (reading log) and nightly math. 

Please check student homework log each night for notes from me or the school.  Please sign or initial planner each night.