of the third grade classes complete an in-depth study of the
Eastern Woodland Indians. Students complete a variety of
activities that enhance their understanding of the Native
American communities of long ago and their role in the
history of the United States. In addition the children have
the opportunity to complete a web quest that guides them
through Internet sites documenting Native American history
Below is a link to this web quest.
American Web Quest
Communities Around the World
All of the
third grade classes are involved in year long studies of
communities around the world. Some of the communities
covered may include the United States, Japan, China, Arctic Regions,
Israel, and Europe. These units of study include people,
culture, climate, and geography. Comparisons and connections
are made between self and others.
Visit these sites to continue learning about people and
places all over the globe.
Space The Internet Public
Math Units of Study
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtraction Number Sense and
Subtracting Whole Numbers to Solve Problems
Multiplication Meanings and Facts,
Multiplication Fact Strategies: Use Known Facts
Reading Units of Study
Making a Reading Life
Following Characters into Meaning: Envision, Predict,
Synthesize and Infer
Folktales, Fairy Tales and Fables
Nonfiction Reading: Expository and Narrative
Graders begin learning to write in cursive at the beginning
of third grade. The transition from manuscript to cursive
writing is a gradual process which requires both teacher
directed instruction and independent practice time.
Visit the site below for helpful handwriting hints.
Writing Units of Study
Launching the Writing Workshop/Personal Narrative
Raising the Quality of Personal Narrative
Writing Folktales and Fairy Tales