Mrs. Stephanie Danuser
Ms. Rebecca Johnsen
grade is a very busy school year for students. Many things are
concentrated on during the year such as adding and subtracting three-
and four-digit numbers, time and money, multiplication facts, parts of
speech, the writing process, reading comprehension, the Earth, and
communities around the world.
Students are taught good test-taking skills in third grade. Georgia Milestones will be taken in the spring.
encourage parents to stay involved by looking at weekly papers, reading
newsletters, and volunteering in the classroom. Your support and
involvement is needed and appreciated. We can produce productive
students with your help!
3rd Grade Curriculum Information
graders are making the transition from learning to read to reading to
learn. They read much more widely on a variety of topics. The
third-grade students increase their abilities to read aloud with fluency
and comprehension. Third graders read more thoughtfully, discover more
details, extract deeper meaning in what they read, and read more complex
texts. They enjoy a variety of genres, including fiction and
non-fiction texts and poetry. Third graders are more able to work
independently on research projects, making their writing more
sophisticated and meaningful. With some guidance, they use all aspects
of the writing process in producing their own compositions and reports.
the end of the third grade, students are aware of the importance of the
conventions of language. Third graders understand the importance of
spelling and the importance of correct language. Third-grade responses
to questions are more logically developed as students show evidence of
expanding language with increased vocabulary and a wider range of
language structures. Students are ready to engage in abstract
discussions as they respond to text and to life experiences. Students
also write in a variety of genres.
the end of grade three, students will understand place value. They will
further develop their understanding and their skills with addition and
subtraction of whole numbers and decimals. They will also expand their
knowledge base of multiplication and division of whole numbers. Students
will understand the concepts of length, perimeter, area, and time.
Students will broaden their understanding of characteristics of
previously studied geometric figures. They will solve problems by
collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting data. Instruction
and assessment should include the use of manipulatives and appropriate
will learn about the scientific process and inquiry in third grade. We
will study the habitats of plants and animals in Georgia. Students
will also learn about rocks and minerals. fossils, heat energy and
learn United States history by studying the origins of American
democracy. The historical strand compares ancient Greek democracy in
Athens with that of the United States. The geography strand relates
primarily to the people discussed in the history strand. In the
government strand, students begin the study of the foundations of a
republican form of government. The economics strand continues the
introduction of basic economics concepts.
Students will also complete in depth studies on the following American figures who contributed the rights of all citizens:
Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B.
Anthony (women’s rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D.
Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations
and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson
(Great Society and voting rights), and César Chávez (workers’ rights).
Complete list of Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) @ www.georgiastandards.org