Third Grade

We will ensure your child receives an individualized education based on his/her learning needs. We will be implementing the Primary Years Programme framework for a transdisciplinary approach to teaching, this means that we will teach all of the subjects together so we can dig deeper into learning. We will encourage students to be inquires and investigate what interests them. Students will also attend Spanish class once per week.

Third grade students are engaged in projects throughout the year that cross all content areas. Students strengthen their public speaking skills by presenting their projects to classmates. Some of these projects include: president research, economy project, planet research and a cultural float. 

Third grade instruction is rigorous and standards driven Differentiation is evident through leveled work, small group instruction, peer collaboration and teacher assistant support. Students also participate in guided reading and guided math groups. Students are regularly utilizing classroom iPads and computers to enhance the math and reading curriculum. These devices have also been used for research to deepen understanding of various science and social studies topics. We utilize technology to create interactive and engaging lessons. 

IB Units Covered:
  • Who We Are: Human Body & Culture
  • Where We Are in Place & Time: Solar System
  • How We Express Ourselves: Citizenship & Government
  • How the World Works: Force & Motion & Matter
  • How We Organize Ourselves: Economy
  • Sharing the Planet: Plants & Landforms