All About Grade 3!
Reading in Grade 3!

Third graders...

  • ... are enthusiastic and enjoy socializing. In this class we do a lot of group work: 2s, 4s ... to whole group activities. The groups change as the year goes on so we all get to know each other.

 

  • ... like things to be fair. In this class we use a program called The Zones of Regulation to help us build our social and emotional skills. We learn how to talk to each other when we are frustrated and excited. We have a designated area in the room for students to "take a break" in when they are angry or antsy. We have class jobs to hold everyone accountable and often take votes as a whole group to make little and big decisions
    Students working in groups.
    we come across throughout the year.

 

  • ... have longer attention spans and like to push themselves to the limits. In this class I differentiate assignments so students are able to make choices about how or what they do to complete individual assignments. When students "buy in" they work harder! While we work hard, building our stamina over time, we also take many brain/dance/movement breaks to keep things fun!

 

See this MPS Parent Guide to Third Grade for the academic targets we will be reaching and how you can help your child keep up at home!