• Topics of Study

       

      Reading

      Each day students read independently in class, as well as at home for homework.  This will help strengthen their fluency (making our reading sound like talking) and expose students to new vocabulary.  At home ask students questions about what they are reading to get them used to talking about their books.  In reading instruction we will focus on various reading comprehension skills and students will strive to understand what they are reading.  Skills include sequencing, comparing and contrasting, and picking out important details in connection to the main idea of the story.

       

      Writing

      In our writing workshop, we will be focusing on narratives, persuasives, and informational pieces throughout the year. The children will be revising and editing written material to publish a wonderful final piece. 

       

      Math

      Our class will be using the math program, Go Math! We will be learning various strategies to help us with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

       

      Science

      Students will learn about living and nonliving organisms, ecosystems, geology, matter, and force and motion. 

       

      Social Studies

      This year in social studies the third graders are learning all about New Jersey!  We will be discussing the different landforms and geography of New Jersey and why it is important. 

       

      Health

      Students will learn about working as a team, reading body language, and other social skills as well as personal hygiene and preventive care.