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.
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16-17_Summer Reafing Fiction
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16-17 Summer Reading Non Fiction