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Welcome to Third Grade!

 

Academic Areas

 

LITERACY BLOCK

90 minutes every day.

 

Primary Instructional Materials:

  • Wonders
  • Chapter Books

Spelling:

  • Lists come from Wonders
  • Lists are given out on Friday (in planner)
  • Tests are given on Friday

 

WRITING

50 minutes per day 

  • Wonders

  • DLI 

  • Units of Study

The children learn paragraph structure.  Grammar is practiced with Daily Language Instruction and/or Wonders Language Instruction.

  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE

30-40 minutes per day

 

Social Studies primary instructional material:

  • Social Studies Alive
  • Weekly Geography
  • Scholastic News
  • Colorado Springs History (field trip)

 

Science:

Kits and Science Book

  • Plant Growth and Development (pollen)
  • Microworlds
  • States of Matter 
  • Earth Movements

 

MATH 
Primary instructional tool is Math Expressions.
60 minutes per day
 
Secondary instructional tools:
  • Hands on Equations
  • Stand Out Math 
  • Math Facts in a Flash

Big Concepts:

  • Place Value
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication/Division
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Fact Practice
 
       
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HOMEWORK

Students have homework assigned nightly.  Each child writes his or her homework in a homework planner daily. The planner must be signed by a parent each night. Children are paid tickets for the planner each day for communication between school and home.

  

 

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

Classroom Behavior is monitored using a ticket system.  The children are paid tickets for completing homework, on task behavior, etc. Tickets go to bank. The children are also fined tickets for missing homework, off task behavior, etc.  On Fridays (about twice a month), we have auction/activity purchase in which the children can buy items/activities with their tickets. 
 
Ticket Values:
  • Red - one
  • Blue - five
  • White - ten
Many parents donate gently used or new items to the auction.  Donated items may be sent to school with a note from the parent giving teachers permission to sell the donated item(s) at auction.