Our Instructional Approach
In planning instruction, the third grade team draws upon a repertoire of instructional approaches and methods, and uses combinations of these in each lesson and unit to meet the needs of the students. We strive to be mindful of our grade-level core values: to be strategic, reflective, and realistic.
In reading and writing, we will be implementing the Lucy Calkins curriculum to implement the Workshop Model. This structured model will challenge students to take charge of their own learning as they actively engage in their work and develop their literacy skills in a variety of learning settings such as small groups, guided reading, and individualized learning inquiry groups. Alongside the workshop model, we will integrate social studies and make our learning visible to the public with authentic learning products.
In science, we are utilizing NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and FOSS kits, which focuses on students’ observations and predictions. They will follow the scientific method to conduct investigations, make claims, provide evidence and reasoning to explain their understanding.
In Math, we will be implementing the Go Math! curriculum which aligns every lesson to the Common Core standards. The curriculum allows students to build foundational math skills that translates from the classroom to real life. GO Math! offers an engaging and interactive approach to learning math through the use of manipulatives, games, digital applications and problem solving skills.
Communication Tools and Methods
Reading Level 50%
Comprehension Strategies (Productivity) 30%
Word Study 20%
Published Product 50%
Writing Techniques (Productivity) 30%
Cross-Curricular Writing & Conventions 20%
Strategies/Skill Mastery (Productivity) 50%
Mid-Chapter Checkpoint Quiz 20%
Final Assessment 30%
Science and Social Studies:
Classwork/Labs (Productivity) 50%
Quizzes & Cross-Curricular 20%
Schedule of the Day
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