• Third Grade Teachers

    From left to right: Mrs. Reyes, Mrs. Hickman, Mrs. Young, Mr. McKinnon, Mrs. Rodriquez, and Mrs. Thompson

    WELCOME

    The third grade teachers would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to third grade!

    Third grade is a major milestone in your child’s education. This year will be quite different from the previous years your child has completed in elementary school.

    Third grade teachers will be focusing on student responsibility and organization throughout the year. Students will be expected to take responsibility for their relationships and work habits.

    During this school year, we will be learning many exciting and challenging things. We look forward to working with you and your child. It is our goal to keep you as informed as possible throughout the upcoming school year.

    Sincerely, 


    The Third Grade Teachers

  • Expectations for 3rd Grade

           Reading

    • Figure out unknown words in context
    • Recognize word patterns (prefixes and suffixes)
    • Communicate in written form
    • Retell stories with accuracy
    • Correct themselves while reading
    • Identify and spell many words
    • Recognize story elements
    • Read for more than pleasure
    • Utilize a larger sight vocabulary
    • Read with understanding and fluency
    • Understand the meaning of synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms
    • Identify the meanings of compound words
    • Explore fiction and nonfiction genres
    • Use graphic organizers to aid comprehension
    • Make inferences and predictions
    • Identify the main idea of passages
    • Analyze characters and poetry
    • Summarize what they have read

          Math

    • Add and subtract two- and three-digit numbers, both with and without regrouping
    • Read and write whole numbers
    • Tell in which place each of the digits is located
    • Count combinations of coins
    • Tell time on the clock to the minute and quarter hour
    • Measure using customary and metric units
    • Read a thermometer
    • Recognize and create basic shapes
    • Know the basic mulitplication and division facts
    • Multiply two and three digit numbers by one digit
    • Understand how place value works in our number system
    • Round numbers in order to make a reasonable estimate
    • Use tools such as rulers to measure the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles
    • Differentiate solids from shapes
    • Find fractions of whole and fractions of a set
    • Understand basic probability and statistics
    • Understand how bar graphs, line graphs, and tables communicate information in math
    • Solve two- and three-step story problems

          Homework Tips

    • Please read nightly to promote good fluent readers
    • Practice math facts
    • Make real-world connections
    • Ask questions
    • No more than 45 minutes nightly
    • Have fun - wonder, dream, and inspire
  • Conference Times

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

    11:15 - 12:00