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Third Grade


Language Arts

  • Reading: read, comprehend, and appreciate written materials
  • Writing: be able to write persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive paragraphs using the 6 Traits of Writing Philosopy
  • Listening: listen and respond effectively to oral messages
  • Speaking: speak clearly and effectively on a topic
  • Convention/Structure: use correct grammar and mechanics in written work 
  • Spelling: use correct spelling by applying spelling patterns


  • Number sense: Understand place value of 3-digit numbers
  • Geometry: Label 3-dimensional shapes, polygons, lines, and point
  • Measurement: Tell time to the five minutes; count amounts of money up to $5.00; measure length to nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter,meter; estimate length and weight using a benchmark; identify the correct weight measurement
  • Operations and computation: Add and subtract 3-digit numbers; know multiplication and division facts 0-9; apply problem solving strategies; estimate reasonable answers
  • Patterns and relationships: Understand patterns and relationships in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Probability and statistics: Make and read a graph; use probability to determine fairness of a game

Social Studies

  • Content: study rural, urban, and suburban communities in the U.S.
  • Skills: develop citizenship, conduct research, and use maps and graphs

Science & Health

  • Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:
  • Astronomy: moon
  • Earth Science: air
  • Health: bones and muscles
  • Life Science: people and animals
  • Physical Science: looking at liquids
  • Skills:
    - predict
    - observe
    - collect and record data
    - interpret
    - classify
    - draw conclusions

Physical Education

  • Locomotor: Demonstrate horizontal and vertical jump.
  • Object Control: Demonstrate bounce/dribble, under and overhand throw, catch/fielding, and dribble (feet).
  • Physical Fitness: Develop leg strength, flexibility, abdominal strength, and posture.
  • Social Skills: Work as a team, deal with winning and losing, develop sportsmanship.
  • Body Management: Demonstrate shoulder roll, rope jump, tumbling, and inverted balances.


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