Third grade is known as a gateway year leading to elementary school. Children are learning to think and study more independently. Independence, responsibility, and effective use of time are key factors for successful third graders.
Science includes the study of the solar system, skeletal system, plants, and soil. Social Studies explore communities, patriotic symbols, branches of government, duties of our local and national leaders and map skills.
Writing is an ongoing process. Story writing is explored as well as learning how to research and write reports. Reading is a study of the different genres with a focus on comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expansion of vocabulary. Math studies include mastering all multiplication facts, and go on to cover all state standards as well as many concepts such as prime numbers and square root.