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Third Grade

Our curriculum includes, but is not limited to, providing instructions that will enable students to…

LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Correct errors ina given sentence, such as in the use of capitalization and punctuation.
  • Read and write contractions, such as "wouldn't" for the words "would not."
  • Identify words that have the same meaning as well as those that have the opposite meaning.
  • Read a story and describe where it took place and what made the story interesting.
  • Read a story and explain how events might have been different if they occurred in a different time.

MATHEMATICS

  • Write a sentence to show how figures in a graph could be translated into a mathematical equation.
  • Calculate how many erasers would be in each pack if the total number of erasers and the total number of packs were known.
  • Graph the points of a given fractions, such as five eighths, on a linear scale.
  • Identify how the total number of objects in the picture could be described as an addition sentence.
  • Use a ruler to measure objects to the nearest half inch or quarter inch.

SCIENCE

  • Understand how light changes the way objects look when they are submerged in water.
  • Understand how plants make their own food by converting carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and sugar.
  • Identify the elements in the solar system, such as the plants and stars.
  • Identify the planets in the solar system and how Earth is different from other planets.
  • Conduct a hands-on experiment that includes identifying the question to be answered and what they expect might happen in the experiment, such as how a magnet might hold up a paper clip.

HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Use a map to locate geographic features in a region, such as mountains and valleys.
  • Read a passage about California Indians and interpret what certain phrases might mean.
  • Understand the general differences between the three branches of government.
  • Describe how California Indians used natural resources to provide food, clothing, and shelter.
  • Explain how European settlers changed life for California Indians.