• What will my child study in third grade?

# Language Arts

• Writes a personal experience narrative that shows why the experience is important to the writer
• Writes an imaginative story that centers around a distinct character
• Writes a report that details events in proper sequence
• Considers audience, purpose and format in writing forms of communication and poetry
• Uses concrete descriptive words, commas in a simple series, and "a" and "an" correctly
• Writes using cursive handwriting
• Edits writing for spelling
• Reads and comprehends imaginative story, personal narrative, report, communication and poetry
• Continues to expand phonetic skills
• Structurally analyzes prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
• Expects to meet challenges but is more confident of overcoming them
• Works towards a third grade benchmark reading fluency goal of 107 words per minute by the end of the school year

# Math

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
• Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
• Multiply and divide within 100.
• Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations—Fractions

• Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Measurement and Data

• Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
• Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
• Represent and intrepret data

Geometry

• Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Mathematical Practices

• Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
• Model with mathematics.
• Use appropriate tools strategically.
• Attend to precision.
• Look for and make use of structure.
• Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

# Science

• Studies various ecosystems
• Cultivates and observes plant life
• Examines electrical circuits and safety
• Uses instruments to measure and chart weather
• Practices dental health and hygiene
• Learns safety and first aid

# Social Studies

• Studies communities and their laws that protect the rights/property of individuals and groups
• Develops geographical literacy and uses resources/mapping skills
• Studies civics values and responsibilities: honesty, patriotism, respect for others and justice