- Mrs. Kelli Daniels, Teacher
Third grade science is an enrichment of hands-on activities in which students explore topics such as earth, life, and physical science. Topics include sound and energy, earth’s environments and materials and the growth of plants and animals. Activities include experiments, labs, and outdoor experiences.
Third grade social studies curriculum focuses on government, Georgia history and national geography. The map skills unit allows students to practice map making skills as well as make connections to the physical geography of our world.
Math in third grade teaches students to understand and apply knowledge to the following skill sets: place value to the hundred thousand place, four-digit addition with regrouping, four-digit subtraction with regrouping, multiplication and division facts (0’s through 12’s) and concepts, geometry, statistics and probability, measurement, fractions, decimals and pre-algebra. Course work is driven by Sadlier-Oxford textbook and workbook activities, along with teacher created math lessons that are appropriate for the students that facilitate differentiated instruction. Math manipulatives and/or mathematical games are used to reinforce concepts.
Students in the third grade are exposed to both fiction and non-fiction genres of writing and literature. Several classroom novels are read every quarter. Students learn and practice finding and applying vocabulary meanings, using words in context, comprehension, parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes and root words, synonyms and antonyms and Latin roots. Third graders also use the Accelerated Reader Program in which they work toward their individual reading goals while reading at their own pace and ability. Spelling is taught using the Spellwell Program and is used to build skills in decoding and word analysis. Cursive writing is taught with the goal being that all assignments are in cursive by the end of the year. Students in third grade learn the skills needed to write paragraphs in many genres such as informative, descriptive, goal setting, compare and contrast, persuasive, narrative, biography and autobiography. Students learn to edit their own work, as well as others, as a way to practice using proper grammar, punctuation and standard spelling. Third grade grammar includes prepositions, writing friendly letters, capitalization, punctuation, types of sentences, subject and predicate, verbs, nouns, adjectives, conjunctions, interjections, adverbs, pronouns and writing sentences.
- Rock Eagle 4-H Overnight Camp
- Georgia State Capitol
- World of Coke
- Slim Goodbody
- Various performing arts performances (vary according to offerings listed each year)
- Choral Performances led by the Music Specialist
Useful Math Websites
- "Math Minutes"
- A Plus Math
- PlayKids Math Games
- Math Magician
- FactMonster Math Flash Cards
- Fun Brain