Welcome to 3rd Grade!
Third grade marks an important time in children’s education as they transition from what is often known as the lower grades to the upper grades. It is also a crucial time as they become more independent and mature learners. In third grade, students progress from practicing basic skills to mastering them and moving on to further developing more complex skills. Third graders become more advanced readers, writers, mathematicians and thinkers, digging deeper into topics and beginning to analyze what they learn.
Third grade also experience changing classrooms for the first time as they move between the Reading/Language Arts and Math/Science/Social Studies classrooms. Students are taught to set goals, with incentive program offered in both reading and math. Third graders are also issued their own iPads for the first time. These devices do not go home but are utilized in various ways in each class. The use of an iPad is a privilege which teaches technology as well as responsibility.
The Planner is very important to third grade it is our main avenue of correspondence with parents. We ask that it be reviewed, signed and returned every day. Reading time to equal 80 minutes at the end of the week is recorded in the planner.
Conference Time | 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Monday – Friday