Curriculum


Social Studies
We are studying the geography, history, civics, and economics of Michigan.


Science
We will be learning about patterns, predictions, magnetism, electricity, sound,
life cycles of insects, muscular and skeletal systems, and the moon, earth, and sun.


Mathematics
We will be learning about multi-digit addition and subtraction, and measurement including time, length,
perimeter, and area. We will also learn multiplication, division, large numbers, decimals,
fractions, geometry, algorithms, and much more.

Everyday Mathematics Family Letters

Reading and Writing
We will be reading many texts and novels filled with adventures, family traditions,
animal habitats, and voyages. We will do focused study of poetry and biographies.
We will be writing pen pal letters, book reviews, book reports, research paragraphs, content notes, and
creative stories this year. We will continue to work on spelling, vocabulary, and grammar skills.


Mathematics and Reading Minutes
Third graders should be memorizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts 15 minutes each day.
Math Minutes Calendars are on the back of the Reading Minutes Calendars.
Students should be reading at least 100 minutes a week. Calendars are due at the end of each month.


Technology
We will be using Wikis, Moodles, Flip Cameras, Digital Cameras, Audacity, Type to Learn, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and much more for research, learning, and writing projects this year.


Book Buddies We will be reading first grade book buddies throughout year.