Welcome to Third Grade
In Writing Workshop, students will build on their knowledge of informational writing. They will create research based non-fiction books on a specific content area topic.
This month we will be focusing on Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures. This unit teaches students skills to read non-fiction. Students will learn how to read what the authors believe is the most important in a non-fiction text.
In Math, students will solve real world problems and math problems involving perimeters of polygons. Students will recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
Vocabulary: perimeter, area, square unit, unit square
In Social Studies, we will continue to work on the 8 strands of Social Studies as we read about, discuss and research Italy.
Vocabulary: opera, festival, population, empire
In Science, we will explore work and simple machines. Our focus will be on identifying different simple machines as well as how they make our lives easier. Student will be asked to compare and contrast various simple machines.
In Science, students will collaborate in groups on a STEAM project that will be presented during our May 17th fair. Students will brainstorm, research, plan, and evaluate their science topic.