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Grade 3

It is our hope that your child will have a tremendous year of academic growth in third grade as he or she transitions from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”. As a cohesive team of teachers, we consistently collaborate to share ideas and set high academic goals for our students.

We believe in adhering to a balanced curriculum, which engages students in a variety of learning environments. Students will learn through whole group instruction, small group instruction, partnered learning, and independent investigations. Whenever possible students will learn “by doing” as they engage in “hands-on” activities.

Third grade is a pivotal year for your child. It is a year where your child will first encounter the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing. The demands and expectations are very high. As teachers, our goal is to instill a love of learning and meet these very high standards.

We believe parents play a vital role in helping us meet these goals. Research supports that children's academic success is closely linked to parental involvement in their school learning. We are committed to working closely with parents to ensure their child makes progress throughout the school year. Recognizing each child comes to school with a wide range of background knowledge and academic skills, it is our goal to provide your child with a full year of rich academic growth.

We look forward to working with you as partners in your child’s education.

Homework Expectations and Routines

As a commitment to our partnership, we require that parents sign and monitor their child’s Reading Log and Reflex/ Typing Club log weekly. They are also responsible for being on Reflex and Typing Club at least 2 times a week. By the end of 3rd grade students are expected to master multiplication and division facts, up to 10 times 10. Typing Club helps students work towards mastering 21st century skills.

All students use a planner to track their assignments and to foster independence. Students are expected to be responsible about completing and returning homework to school. There are consequences for not completing homework on time.

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Social Studies and Science Themes

Social Study Themes

  • Connecticut History
  • Coventry History ( Nathan Hale)
  • Geography and Map Skills

Science Units

  • Forces and Motion
  • Fossils
  • Animal Adaptations

Special Events and Field Trips

Special Events

  • Science Fair
  • Community Feast
  • Writing Celebrations throughout the year

Field Trips

  • Dinosaur State Park
  • Nathan Hale Homestead
  • In house- Science Assembly