An overview of our 3rd grade curriculum this year:

Social Studies
We are studying the geography, history, civics, and economics of Michigan.

We will be learning about patterns, predictions, magnetism, electricity, sound,
life cycles of insects, muscular and skeletal systems, and the moon, earth, and sun.

We will be learning about multi-digit addition and subtraction, and measurement including time, length, perimeter, and area. We will also learn multiplication, division, large numbers, decimals, fractions, geometry, algorithms, and much more. __Everyday Mathematics Family Letters__

Reading and Writing
We will be reading many texts and novels filled with adventures, family traditions,
animal habitats, and voyages. We will do focused study of poetry and biographies.
We will be writing pen pal letters, book reviews, book reports, research paragraphs, content notes, and creative stories this year. We will continue to work on spelling, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

Mathematics and Reading Minutes
Third graders should be memorizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts 15 minutes each day. Math Minutes Calendars are on the back of the Reading Minutes Calendars. Students should be reading at least 100 minutes a week. Calendars are due at the end of each month.

We will be using Wikis, Moodles, Flip Cameras, Digital Cameras, Audacity, Type to Learn, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and much more for research, learning, and writing projects this year.

Book Buddies & Pen Pals
We will be reading and making art projects with our kindergarten book buddies throughout year.
Also we will be writing letters to our pals at Greenfield Elementary School.

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