Welcome to 3rd Grade!
Thanks for visiting my webpage. This is a great way for you to find out what's
going on in the classroom. It will also be a place to go if you ever
need to download a classroom document. You can also view your textbooks
online by clicking on the Scott Foresman link below. Feel free to come
here and check out some of the fun learning links below which will be
updated throughout the year.
What Will Happen in 3rd Grade...
What You will be Learning...
Your reading focus will
change from from "learning to read" to "reading to learn". We will
be accomplishing this through the reading of fictional and nonfictional
pieces from various literary genres, which just means different types of reading material. An important goal for 3rd grade is to increase your reading fluency. Fluent readers read smoothly while understanding what they are reading.
Regular reading is the best way to accomplish this, and you play an
important role in this area. You will be developing reading strategies
which you will be using throughout your lives. You will be learning and
practicing these skills: sequencing(order of events), main idea, cause
and effect, fact and opinion, and author's
purpose. We will focus on elements of a story: characters, setting, plot, problem and solution, and theme. All of these reading skills will allow you to learn more from what you have
In math, we will begin
building on your understanding of our Place Value System. Quick and
accurate recall of your math facts will greatly assist you when working
on math concepts. While in school, you will be using the FASTT
Math program to help you in learning your math facts, but practice should be taking place at home as well. Regular practice is the only way to achieve quick and accurate recall of math facts. I
have attached some fun links on my page for you to practice your
math facts at home.
* Remember to bring a healthy snack each morning.
* Do not forget to bring your water bottles to keep your brains hydrated.