WELCOME THIRD GRADERS TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!
Are you ready for an adventure? Make sure that your bags are
packed and ready for the exciting journey ahead of us. As your
guides, Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. Choate are looking forward to
exploring Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social
Parents, research shows that when parents are involved in their
children's education at home, their children do better in school.
When parents are involved at school, their children's achievement
excels and the schools they attend become even stronger. Therefore,
consider the following:
In 3rd grade, the focus is on reading with sufficient accuracy,
rate, and expression to support comprehension of fiction and
informational (non-fiction) texts. In addition, third graders use
the elements of writing style-audience awareness, voice, and rich,
descriptive language- to make their writing interesting and
informative. Furthermore, students utilize appropriate handwriting
(cursive and print), grammar, spelling, capitalization, and
punctuation in their writing to revise and edit their own work.
In 3rd grade, students will become confident and competent
mathematical problem-solvers. They will be able to compute and have
a deep conceptual understanding of numbers and mathematical
processes. Students will think critically and communicate their
thoughts and mathematical reasoning effectively.
In 3rd grade, students begin to develop an understanding of the
scientific method and the process for investigating the world
around them. Through exploration and inquiry, students ask
questions, make predictions and test hypotheses.
In 3rd grade, Social Studies prepares students to participate as
constructive citizens in a democratic society; students understand
their role and responsibility as citizens.
• Read, talk, and listen to your child often and about a
variety of subjects.
• Encourage your 3rd grader's natural love for learning
with praise. Recognize your child's curiosity and hard work. Let
your child know that his or her academic success is important to
• Stay in touch with your child's teacher. Participate in
parent-teacher conferences- in fall and in spring- to discuss your