Literature Study(Summer Reading Is Killing Me by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater,The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith)
Singapore Math program in the 2013-2014 academic year.
With a focus on the concept of community, 3rd grade studies the importance of an individual’s role in a community, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, present-day communities and cultural celebrations around the world, and the history of early communities as the United States was formed.
The Mystery State study and Daily Geography exercises reinforce research and map reading skills.
Life Science: 3rd grade studies the life cycles of plants and animals, the relationship among living things within ecosystems, food chains and food webs, and how animals adapt for survival in changing ecosystems.
Physical Science: 3rd grade examines how things move, the way in which forces can change an object’s motion, and how to make work easier with simple machines.
Art, Religion, Science Lab, and Library – 45 minutes each week
Music – 30 minutes each week
Illustrator Study: The goal of this project is for each student to learn about the illustration process through learning about an individual illustrator. They read books by the illustrator, write reports about the illustration style of each book, and research/write a biography about the illustrator. In art class, students also create a master copy illustration in the style of the illustrator they study.
Around the World in 3rd Grade: 3rd grade takes a virtual journey around the world through visits from members of our community with a special connection to different countries. Students write in a travel journal as they learn about cultural celebrations and daily life in those countries.
Polar Project: Through an in-depth study of the coldest parts of our earth, students research and write reports about animals that inhabit the arctic and Antarctic regions. This project culminates in a field trip to see the penguins at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.
U.S.A. Fair: Students each select one of our 50 states to represent in a U.S.A. Fair presented to the school. Students research and write a report about the state, create a display featuring notable items/images from the state, and provide a famous food from the state for visitors to sample.