Welcome to the Third Grade!

Third Grade Class Web Pages

 

Christin Basha - Web Page

Christin.Basha@sbschools.org

 

Jane Sandberg - Web Page
Jane.Sandberg@sbschools.org

 

Tara Shortreed - Web Page
Tara.Shortreed@sbschools.org


Please contact us by email at the address listed above or through the main office (732) 297-2480.



School Supply Lists


Snack Policy


Students are permitted to bring in snacks that have nutritional value.  It is encouraged that students bring in snacks that are healthy...low in fat, sugar, and sodium.  If a student is bringing in a drink, it may not be in a can or glass bottle.  Students are permitted to bring in water in plastic bottles for use throughout the day.  If a student brings in juice with their snack, it is encouraged that it is 100% juice, with no sugar added.  The health of our students and your children is extremely important.  Providing them with a healthy snack will allow them to stay focused and do their best work throughout the day.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the third grade snack policy, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.

 

Web Pages to Check Out at Home
Science:
www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/index.html

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/index.shtml

http://kids.yahoo.com/science/

www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/worldquiz.html

www.crayfishworld.com/

Social Studies:
www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island.asp

Math:
 
Third Grade Curriculum Overview

The South Brunswick School District Curriculum being taught at the third grade level integrates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) with developmentally-appropriate concepts. We teach for deep understanding of the "big ideas" in each content area, and we encourage students to wonder about the "essential questions."

Technology is integrated into instruction in meaningful ways. Students and teachers use digital tools and information to solve problems individually and collaboratively to create and communicate knowledge. (NJCCCS 8.1)

Third Grade Curriculum

Math - Students will be engaged in many hands-on math lessons.  Some of the units in third grade include multiplication, time, geometry, money, division, fractions, etc.

Reading - Students will continue to develop their love of reading by making connections to the books they read.  Basic comprehension skills such as inferring, drawing conclusions, and determining the climax are just a few of the strategies students will use in third grade.  Guided reading groups will again be used in order to further enhance students' learning by challenging students on their instructional level.

Writing - Personal narrative starts out the school year, which quickly moves into realistic fiction.  Students continue to learn the necessary strategies of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.  Towards the end of the year, students begin working on non-fiction writing by researching such topics as plants, animals, planets, etc.

Handwriting - Students begin to learn cursive writing in third grade, learning all the lowercase and uppercase letters of the d'nealian alphabet.

Technology - The third grade team works extensively with the classroom computers and laptops.  Students are expected to type their final writing pieces by saving their work to the server.  Students use the technology for research, imaging, movies, and more.

Science - We learn about seeds and plant growth, the life cycle of a crayfish, sun, moon, and stars, and water.

Social Studies - We learn map skills, ethnic heritage, immigration, exploration, and more.

 

16-17_Summer Reading Parent Letter

 

16-17_Summer Reafing Fiction

 

16-17_Summer Reading Fiction 2

 

16-17 Summer Reading Non Fiction