Third Grade: 3rd Nine Weeks

What are we learning in the 3rd grade?

Reading:  We will be looking at ourselves as readers and working on establishing good reading habits.

  • Describing characters in a story
  • Determining the reader’s point of view from that of the narrator
  • Compare and contrast key details/themes between two texts

Writing: Students will be using the writing process to write opinion essays.  In addition, students will:

  • Continue to work on mastering the conventions of writing: capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Work on grammar skills: adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions.

Science:  We will be studying:

  • The effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
  • Adaptations of plants and animals in the different regions of Georgia, and how those adaptations help ensure the survival of those plants and animals.

Social Studies: Students will be studying:

  • How the physical geography of the colonies helped to determine economic activities.
  • The factors that shaped British Colonial America.
  • Define and give examples of the four productive resources.

Math:  Students will work on:

  • Determining the unknown in multiplication and division sentences.
  • Solving 2-step word problems using all four operations.
  • Understanding, explaining, and generating data using fractions.
  • Partition shapes into equal parts and express the area of each part.

Welcome to 3rd grade

What are we learning in the 3rd grade?

What are we studying during the first nine weeks?

Reading:  We will be looking at ourselves as readers and working on establishing good reading habits.  We are also going to start learning the differences between folktales, fables, and myths.

Writing: Students will be using the writing process to write narratives.  We will also be working on our grammar skills (nouns, pronouns, and prefixes).

Science:  Rocks and minerals will be our first unit of study in science.  We will explore how rocks and minerals are similar and different.  After our first unit, we will dive into studying fossils.

Social Studies:  Students will be studying Native Americans.

Math:  Students will work on strengthening number sense, using addition and subtraction skills, and starting to create bridges between addition and multiplication.  We will also be working on two step problem solving.