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Third Grade

Welcome to Third Grade!

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Third grade is a very exciting year filled with many adventures and much learning.

Among the many things your child will learn this year are:

  • Read and understand a range of materials such asmagazines, poetry, and plays.
  • Read 25 books for entertainment and information.
  • Tell the setting, characters, problems and solutionsafter reading a book.
  • Write paragraphs and stories.
  • Write letters, announcements, and news stories.
  • Give and follow directions that involved several stepssuch as baking cookies or going home from school.
  • Use cursive handwriting.
  • Organize mathematical information using pictures andcharts.
  • Create graphs and tables and use them to drawconclusions and make predictions.
  • Read, write, and compare numbers to 1 million.
  • Use concrete objects or diagrams to solve problemsinvolving mathematics, arrangements or routes.
  • Add and subtract 3 digit numbers without carryingnumbers.
  • Learn multiplication through twelve.
  • Divide objects into equal fractional parts.
  • Add decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Create new patterns and complete existing ones.
  • Describe 2 and 3 dimensional shapes.
  • Recognize and use a growing number of words in reading, writing and speaking.