Third grade is a very important time in your child’s education because it’s when students transition from “lower elementary” to  “upper elementary.” It is a crucial period in students’ learning as they become more independent and mature learners. In third grade, students progress from practicing basic skills to mastering them. Third graders begin to develop more complex skills. Your child will become a savvier reader, writer, mathematician, and problem solver this year. They will dig deeper into topics and analyze what they learn.

Curriculum

Religion

Deepen relationship with God while having a better understanding of the life of Christ

English & Language Arts

Read longer stories and chapter books with expression and comprehension;
write in a variety of genres (e.g., friendly letter, personal narrative, informational text);
review and edit writing; write neatly in cursive

Mathematics

Multiply and divide through 12.

Science

Forces and motion, weather and climate, animal survival and heredity, plant life cycles

Social Studies

History of Michigan