We will begin the year by reviewing our addition and subtraction skills, including regrouping. Students will explore a variety of methods to add and subtract 3-digit numbers accurately. Students will strengthen these skills while learning to work cooperatively in groups with their peers with activities, games, and projects. This will help our class build a foundation for collaboration.
Third Graders will begin the year with their knowledge of story elements. We will review these aspects, as well as the sequence of stories. From there, we will practice asking and answering questions in fiction and non-fiction text. Feel free to help your child practice these skills at home by asking them questions about their nightly reading!
We will learn about landforms and how these geographic features impact the history and culture around them. Students will explore the five themes of geography: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions. We will also explore the relationship of the Earth/Moon/Sun system and how they impact each other. Students will learn the causes of day and night and identify different phases of the moon.