Nine (3x3) Reasons Why Third Grade Is The Place To Be!
1. Cursive Writing
Even though cursive is somewhat of a lost art form, it is still exciting to learn and extremely important when trying to read other peoples’ writing. We hit the ground running in August and learn our letters as quickly as possible so that we can start using our new skills.
2. Types of Rocks
Not only are metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary fun to say over and over again, but it is also mind-blowing to learn what we’ve been crawling on and standing on our whole lives!
When Mrs. Brook or Mrs. Wilcox grab the read-aloud book and head for ‘the pit’, we scramble for a good spot on the carpet to hear them tell a tale. We get suspense, funny voices, and cliffhangers. From early on, listening to stories helps us to communicate, remember, and share a passion for reading!
4. Multiplication & Division
By learning multiplication and division facts we provide ourselves with the essential building blocks to do higher learning math. It is one part of math that we will use our ENTIRE LIVES!
5. States of Matter
Did you know that everything on Earth is made up of either a solid, a liquid or a gas? We find that out by conducting super cool experiments with stuff like oobleck, chocolate and even Alka-Seltzer.
6. Chapter Books
Third grade is an extremely important year because it is the time that we go from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. This is a crucial skill that not only helps us discover our passion for reading but also helps us to use our imaginations to explore the wonders of the world. Whether we like mysteries, adventures, biographies, or realistic fiction, “we cannot open a book without learning something”. (Confucius)
We are developing into confident learners who are able to work independently. Our teachers show us that it is ok to make mistakes, teach us different approaches to solving problems, and acknowledge our contributions in positive ways!
Mrs. Wilcox & Mrs. Brook think it is really important that we learn how to take responsibility for our own actions. We practice it every day by coming to class prepared, ready to learn, and willing to take academic risks….
We invite you to come to our classroom and see us having fun while learning! Every day there are new experiences that our enthusiastic teachers show us through their sense of humor and positive attitudes!