Third Grade

Throughout Third Grade, our students are challenged to develop academically, socially, and emotionally. 

Art

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of many artists and cultures from historical and aesthetic perspectives
  • Express ideas in varied media such as painting, clay, printmaking, mixed media, drawing, and textile/fibers
  • Use lines to divide space and create shapes
  • Recognize warm and cool colors and uses them to express feelings in their own artwork
  • Identify similar shapes and uses them to unify a work of art
  • Express their own creative ideas in both two-and-three dimensional work
  • Add texture to artwork to make surfaces more interesting or realistic

English Language Arts

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Use word solving strategies to read accurately
  • Demonstrate the meaning of words and phrases encountered in a text
  • Read and comprehend literature and informational text
  • Write clearly for a variety of purposes and audiences

Health

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Respect and understand personal safety, peers safety, and classroom safety
  • Understand growth and development
  • Understand and practice disease control and prevention
  • Understand Drug Use and Abuse

Math

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Solve real world problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Display and interpret data using a variety of graphs and charts with different scales
  • Use tools to measure length, time, and money
  • Read, write, represent, compare, and order numbers up to 100,000 with an emphasis on place value and equality
  • Use flexible number strategies to add, subtract, multiply, and divide

Media

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Apply reading skills to meet individual needs
  • Select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals
  • Analyze information in electronic and print media
  • Use a variety of productivity tools to communicate
  • Follow a systemic research process
  • Recognize ethical practice in a global society

Music

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Sing a variety of songs tunefully
  • Read and notate music
  • Sing and read pentatonic scales and songs
  • Identify and perform rhythm patterns including sixteenth notes
  • Improvise rhythms, melodies, and accompaniments on classroom instruments
  • Create, perform, and listen to music
  • Value and appreciate music
  • Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior

Physical Ed.

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics and developing these ability to:

  • Know the benefits of physical activity
  • Contribute to a team effort
  • Play by the rules
  • Demonstrate locomotor movements: start, stop, walk, run, hop, jump, skip, gallop
  • Demonstrate manipulation skills: catch, throw, pass, shoot, striking
  • Move in various directions: forward, backward, sideways
  • Move at varying speeds: slow, fast, increasing, decreasing
  • Develop a positive self-image and attitude
  • Practice good sportsmanship in success and failure
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Evaluate personal fitness levels

Science

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics:

  • Nature and Science of Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Light
  • Habitats

Social Studies

While in our classrooms, your student will be learning these about these topics:

  • Citizenship: Inventions and Early Rochester
  • Economics: Using Money and Making Choices
  • Geography: Maps and Landforms
  • History: Ancient Civilizations (Egyptian, Chinese and Roman)
  • The US Constitution: Laws and Rights of our Country