• Here are the "big ideas" that we will explore this year in 3rd Grade:

    ELA:

    • Main Idea and details
    • Write narratives
    • Ask and answer questions about details in a text
    • Describe characters and their actions
    • Describe relationships between events and ideas in a story
    • Write informatively
    • Identify point of view and author's purpose
    • Compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots of stories
    • Read independently and proficiently
    • Read and comprehend informational and literary texts

    Social Studies:

    • Locate rivers and mountain ranges in the United States
    • Locate the prime meridian, equator, and lines of longitude and latitude
    • Describe early American Indian cultures
    • Compare and contrast American Indians from region in the US
    • Discuss American Indian contributions to American life
    • Describe early European exploration of the US
    • Describe colonial life for different groups, including women, children, landownders, etc.
    • Explain how physical geography helped economic activity
    • Describe a democracy/republic government in the US
    • Describe relationships between interdependence and trade
    • Explain the concept of opportunity cost and spending/saving choices

    Math:

    • Add and subtract using several strategies
    • Add and subtract mentally within 20
    • Solve one and two step problems using the four basic operations
    • Use addition to find the total number of objects in an array
    • Write equations to express total sums or products
    • Multiply and divide within 100 from memory and using pencil/paper
    • Describe the relationship between multiplication and division
    • Partition shapes into equal parts
    • Explain equivalence when comparing 2 fractions
    • Tell time to the nearest 5 mins.

    Science:

    • Discuss lab safety practices
    • Develop engineering skills such as obtaining and communicating information
    • Describe non-living things that make up earth, such as soil and fossils
    • Describe climate and weather using weather instruments
    • Compare and contrast habitats found in Georgia
    • Obtain and communicate information about the effects of adding heat to different states of matter
    • Identify pollution and conservation effects