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Welcome. To Third Grade!. Third Grade Curriculum. 3 rd Grade Readers Can…. - Use Schema and Background Knowledge -Ask Questions when Reading -Use Text to Visualize -Draw Inferences when Reading -Determine what is Important in Text -Synthesize Information -Use “Fix-Up” Strategies

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welcome
Welcome

To Third Grade!

3 rd grade readers can
3rd Grade Readers Can…
  • -Use Schema and Background Knowledge
  • -Ask Questions when Reading
  • -Use Text to Visualize
  • -Draw Inferences when Reading
  • -Determine what is Important in Text
  • -Synthesize Information
  • -Use “Fix-Up” Strategies
  • -Read Strategically for longer stretches of time (20-30 minsnightly)
  • STAAR is four hours long with many passages.
  • Stamina is essential.
3 rd grade mathematicians can
3rd Grade Mathematicians can….
  • Enhance fact fluency (It is expected for them to come into third grade fluent in addition and subtraction facts. Mastery of multiplication and division facts is our focus this year.)
  • Solve multi-step, complex word problems
  • Work with numbers to the hundred thousand place
  • Multiplication with 2 digits by 1 digit. By the end of the year, we will use an algorithm.
  • Divide a one digit number into a two digit number
  • - Measure time, length, temperature, and capacity (metric and customary units)
  • Collect, organize, record, display, and interpret data
  • Work with fractions of an area, on a clock, and on a number line. Students work with equivalent fractions
  • Learn financial literacy
3 rd graders also
3rd Graders Also…
  • -participate in hands-on scientific investigations
  • -explore properties of matter
  • -examine patterns in earth and space, such as climate, seasons, and planets
  • -participate in the garden and study life sciences
  • -learn about our community
  • -discuss current events
  • -learn the difference between celebrations and
  • memorials
  • -compare celebrities and heroes

Look for upcoming information regarding this year’s Academic Fair!

Thursday, October 23:  7:00-8:00

3 rd grade word study
3rd grade Word Study…
  • - Tested and leveled at the beginning of the year
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Spelling tests on Friday
third grade writers
Third Grade Writers…
  • -Plan their writing
  • -Collaborate with other writers
  • -Learn different genres of writing
  • -Personal Narrative, Poetry, Expository
  • -Complete the writing cycle through a writer’s workshop format
  • -Write increasingly complex sentences
  • -Focus on the craft of writing using 6 traits of writing
  • - Ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, presentation
  • -Use and apply conventions of grammar
3 rd grade homework
3rd Grade Homework
  • -homework packets are handed out on Friday.
  • math is due back on a daily basis
  • spelling is due on Friday
  • Grammar homework is due on Friday
  • -Homework passes are good for only one assignment.
  • -Homework will begin in September
  • - Check the third grade webpage for weekly homework updates!
just a quick heads up
Just A quick Heads up….
  • In the spring semester, we take a field trip to an 1890’s school house.
  • Be thinking of outfit ideas. More information will be sent home later detailing simple ways to create an outfit.
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Check the DWE website to donate directly to DWE!

one last thing
ONE LAST THING…..
  • PLEASE PURCHASE :
  • AN AGENDA ……...$6.00
  • TIME FOR KIDS…. $6.00
  • We encourage the use of cash.
  • If you are writing a check, please use separate checks.
  • All checks should be made out to Deerwood Elementary.
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