Welcome To 3rd Grade At Mountain View
Third grade is an exciting year at Mountain View! Students transition from being dependent to independent learners. They begin to use planners to organize their homework and time and work towards being responsible students. In all areas, students work collaboratively on projects and we often bring in technology to enhance their learning. One special piece of third grade is learning cursive. We look forward to working with you and your family to make your third graders year a productive and fun one!
We use the Everyday Math program which includes nightly homework, family newsletters, and math manipulatives.
In documents below are both the 3rd grade literacy (fiction texts) common core reading standards and the informational (non-fiction texts) common core reading standards along with the rubrics that we will be using to assess your student's progress towards these standards. These are the standards that we will be focusing and assessing on throughout 3rd grade. Our units will alternate between focusing on fiction and non-fiction texts. With in each unit, we will only focus on a few standards to ensure that your student will develop a deeper understanding of each standard.
This year we are focusing heavily on narrative, opinion, and informational writing. We will focus on each of these genres of writing twice throughout the year. Below are links to the rubrics that we will be using throughout the year to assess your student's progress.
In science, students learn about states of matter, life cycles and rock erosion.