3rd Grade




children reading

The goal of third grade is to help create organized,

responsible learners.

Language Arts:  Reading Workshop

Students should bring home the Book Buddy Bag every night to read for at least 20 minutes.

Students are expected to be ‘stopping & jotting’ thoughts and reactions as they read.

In class, students will participate in whole class lesson and individual and/or small group reading.


Language Arts:  Writing Workshop

Students will learn opinion, information, and narrative writing.

Students will keep a personal writing journal in class.

They will be encourage to:

Write many sentences, at least a page a day.

Add details with sequence transition words.

Use lots of punctuation.


Math:  Concepts Learned

Number Concepts & Place Value         

Multiplication & Division

Estimation & Rounding                       

Geometry and Measurement

Telling Time & Elapsed Time


Students are expected to be fluent in basic addition & subtraction facts in preparation for multiplication.


Social Studies: Concepts Learned

Types of Communities   

New Jersey


Government (Local, State & Federal)

Native Americans Regions Across the USA        

The Pilgrims

The Pioneers


Science: Concepts Learned

Engineering - The Design Process

Weather & Patterns

Motion and Matter

Life Cycles & Inherited Traits

Organisms and Their Environment



Health: Concepts Learned

Types of Health: Family/Social, Emotional, & Physical Health

Nutrition & The Food Pyramid/My Plate                     

Dental Health

Personal Health & Safety

Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs

Communicative & Chronic Diseases Sanford Harmony: Social and Emotional lessons to foster communication, connection, and community.






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