Welcome to 3rd grade

 

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   Ashley Alberti

Amanda Brunstrom

Meghan Heil  

Katie Stup 

 

Third grade at Folger McKinsey will provide students the opportunity to participate in a variety of classroom experiences. Their love of learning will grow and students will develop their critical thinking skills. Specific units of study for the year include the following:

Language Arts:

Throughout the year students will explore poetry, short stories, novels, and a variety of different genres.

Math:

Major math concepts include:

  • Place value
  • Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100
  • Telling time and solving elapsed time word problems
  • Addition and subtraction strategies (excluding the standard algorithm)
  • Multiplication and division strategies and representations
  • Multiplication facts up to 10
  • 1 step or multistep problem solving with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Area and perimeter
  • Introduction of fractions and equivalent fractions
  • Measurement to the ¼ inch
  • Geometry
  • Graphs

It is essential that students attain fact fluency (3 – 5 seconds per fact is considered fluent) to be successful. We encourage parents to practice facts at home with their student. Students may use their school log-in and password to access online programs, such as Fastt Math (the Stretch component).
 

 

Social Studies Units of Study             

Science Units of Study

 

Geography Skills - Exploring Cultures
Technology Past and Present
Economics - Local Government

 

Mechanics--Motion and Forces
Thermodynamics - Cells
Recycling - Nutrition
Matter - Plate Tectonics - Sound