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What to Expect in Third Grade

Theme 

Independent Thinkers and Doers learning how to pose questions that yield thoughtful interactive responses Expect more indepth conversations that probe in new areas outside the family and their immediate world.
 

Curriculum Markers

Reading

  • Story elements
  • Vocabulary development
  • Comprehension
  • Reading to learn
  • Analyze novels and characters

Mathematics

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Time
  • Area/perimeter
  • Problem solving
  • Incorporation of technology
  • Fractions

Science

  • Life Science
      - Ecosystems
      - Life cycles
      - Health & Nutrition

  • Earth Science
      - Weather
      - Natural Resources
      - Weathering and erosion
      - Earth's layers
      - Space

  • Physical Science
      - Energy
      - States and changes of matter
      - Forces and motion
      - Machines

Social Studies

  • Communities
  • Government

English

  • Grammar
  • Writing complete sentences

Spelling

  • Patterns

Music

  • Pentatonic scale
  • Sightreading on the staff
  • Rhythm notes including sixteenth notes
  • Singing games
  • Square dancing
  • Music memory

Physcial Education

  • Tag games and ball games
  • Rules
  • Jogging 4 minutes daily
  • Beachball volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Juggling 3 scarves
  • Badminton
  • Tennis and handball
  • Bowling
  • Board games
  • Throwing and catching a Frisbee
  • Kickball
  • Cup stacking
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Baseball
  • Presidential Fitness Testing

Global Bible Concepts

  • Memorizing Psalm 139
  • God keeps His promise
  • God sends blessings through hardships
  • The Prophecy of Christ
  • Godly examples through men and women of faith

Developmental Traits

  • Learning to listen to others
  • Learning appropriateness
  • Coordination
  • Small motor skill development
  • Responsibility
  • Developing a sense of empathy

School Expectations

  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Return homework on time
  • Follow classroom rules
  • Become an independent worker

Parental Expectations

  • Attend parent meeting at the beginning of school
  • Check RenWeb daily
  • Check student binder and sign daily
  • Help guide students towards independence

Memory Milestone Marker

  • Publish a Grandparent book

School Trips or Significant Events

  • Ecosystem Dioramas
  • Meteorologist Visit
  • Storm Reports
  • Community Scrapbooks
  • Johnny Appleseed Day
  • Sock Hop
  • Good Will Tours
  • Accelerated Reader Celebrations
  • Election Day Voting
  • Christmas Concert
  • Spring Musical Concert
  • Orchestra (Optional. Additional fee for instrument rental and purchase of music.)
  • Square Dancing
  • Physical Education Show* (Additional costume items may be required.)
  • Go Texan Day Festivities
  • Science Night
  • Field Day
  • Stone Soup Celebration
  • Classroom parties*
  • Trip to the Health Museum*
  • Trip to the Galveston Harbor*
  • Trip to Houston Livestock Show

*Included in class activity fees

 

Additional Fees

  • Activity Fee: $50-$70 per semester to cover travel related expenses.
  • Honor Choir: Optional program with an additional fee required for those who choose to participate - approximately $75.
  • Summer Institute for the Gifted: By qualification. Additional fee for those who chose to participate.
  •  All fees and supplies are subject to market pricing
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