GRADE 3

Our goal is to help our 3rd graders grow socially, academically, and spiritually as they get ready for 4th grade, 5th grade, and beyond.  Students take on more responsibility for their organization and continually work on how to collaborate effectively with a team and partners for cooperative learning.

Our comprehensive literacy block includes learning in centers, guided reading, and interactive read aloud. It allows students to explore and grow in listening, speaking, reading independently and with others, writing, and exploring word patterns and vocabulary.  

Our writing workshop program allows students to explore different ways to organize and elaborate their thinking while exploring different genres of writing.  Cursive is continually taught through the year until we are fully writing in it by the end of the year.

In math, students work diligently on learning and memorizing their multiplication and division facts, as well as improving our number sense, solving real world problems, geometry, measurement, telling time, and graphs.

Social Studies and Science is a time to explore current issues and the world around us, including Midwest culture and history, mapping skills, simple machines, plants and animals, and more.

Religion is alive in all parts of our day, but during our set class time we spend the time in meaningful formal and self-lead prayer, the church and its history, and how to be disciples of the body of Christ.

Third grades’ special activities and field trips make our year very exciting!  The trip most third graders look forward to the most is the Ledgeview Caves in the spring.  We also head to the Milwaukee Discovery building with our 6th grade buddies, and celebrate special people in our lives on Grandparents’ day in November.