Third graders attend chapel every day and are chapel leaders twice per 6 weeks period. Third grade is a year of developing personal responsibility. Students use a planner to plan their homework assignments and daily expectations. They organize their work and announcements in their binder. They keep track of their personal accelerated reader goals and points. They learn how to use the writing process to communicate effectively. They learn new reading strategies with Story Town textbook and novels. Students participate in an end of the year play. Students are challenged with higher level thinking skills in math using McGraw-Hill - My Math textbook. Students study addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and geometry.
Third graders study life science, earth science, and physical science. They also learn about measurement, the human body, and the physics of sound using hands-on investigations. The focus in Social Studies focuses on communities, our environment, U. S. Government, and citizenship. Lessons are enhanced through technology.
Special Events and Activities:
Nature Trail: Third graders participate each six weeks in Nature Trail, where hands-on
science activities are conducted in our nature trail, behind our school.
Spelling Bee: Third graders participate in our school Spelling Bee.
Field Trips: Third graders attend curriculum-enhanced field trips each year. Some of the field trips include: Big Red Ranch and theater productions at the Camille Playhouse.