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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.