By the 3rd grade, children have spent three years mastering reading and doing basic math computations. In 3rd grade, they are able to branch out in their studies and handle more complex, rich material.
As readers, they learn to become more independent – delving into non-fiction texts and literature, including fables, poetry, and plays. They learn to write personal narratives, informational texts, argumentative essays, and become savvy editors that utilize the writing process. As mathematicians, our students are introduced to new concepts in multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, and use a wide variety of strategies to attack word problems. Third graders also explore our city, country and world, learning about geography, culture, and traditions.
Some exciting traditions in third grade include the Annual Rice Celebration, cultural field trips to the Annenberg Center & University of Pennsylvania, Spring Writers’ Celebration, Reader’s Theater, Author Studies and Book Clubs, Fitness Fridays, and so much more.