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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)
  • Spelling and vocabulary tests are given on Friday (practice on Spelling City)

 

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 GoMath
60 minutes per day
 

Big Concepts:

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

 

Conner Drendel

email teacher: conner.drendel@asd20.org

Debbie Mathis

email teacher: debra.mathis@asd20.org

 

SCHEDULES

 

General Schedule

 

Specials Schedule

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 money system.  The children are paid money for completing homework, on task behavior, etc. Money go to bank. The children are also fined money 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 money. 

 

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.