Third Grade Math Outcomes


The Third Graders will strengthen their problem solving skills while working with a variety of mathematical problems. The students will communicate their math thinking through writing and oral explanations.


Number concepts will be explored while identifying place value, ordering, rounding, estimating, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers.


Concepts of geometry are enhanced when students sort, classify, and name various geometric shapes. Extending and developing patters will be emphasized.


The students will also measure length, weight, time, volume, and perimeter with appropriate tools.


 Third Graders will count money and calculate change.


They will also make and interpret graphs and charts.




Third Grade Handwriting Outcomes


Students are responsible for:

Correctly and legibly writing letters and words in print.




Third Grade Health Outcomes


Identifies and Share Feelings Appropriately  


Safety Practices:

Bus Safety

Fire Safety

Water Safety

Pedestrian/Automobile Safety

Poison Safety

Recreation Safety

Stranger Safety

Learn and Practice Basic First Aid:

Treatment of Simple Injuries

Prevention of Simple Injuries

Emergency Phone Calls




Planning a meal


Maintain a healthy life style:



Drug Use

General Health



Third Grade Social Studies Outcomes


Geography understandings

Name and locate…Oceans, continents, various landforms and habitats

Use geographical tools (maps, globes, etc.)

Learn how people affect their environment


Weather-Identify how temperature and precipitation affect people and the land


Citizenship and Government

Know government officials, their titles and roles

Learn how to become contributing citizen

Learn rules and laws that govern citizens

Contrast wants and needs of individuals


Community and Environment


What makes a community?

How are people alike and different now and in the past?

Recognize interdependence among people

Recognize the relationship between where a person live and their lifestyle




Third Grade Reading Outcomes


The third grade students will be using the Reading Street program throughout the year. They spend time reading alone, in pairs, in small groups and in large groups.  This year the third graders will also participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. You can access more information about the Accelerated Reading program through our media specialist web page.


Vocabulary Words

Reads words with diphthongs

Reads one, two and three syllable words

Identifies root/base words and their affixes

Recognizes synonyms, antonyms, homophones

Reads Fluently with expression using compound words, and contractions



Applies context clues, identifies supporting details, main idea, topic sentence, tone and mood of characters, and identifies sequence of events.

Uses table of contents

Interprets graphs, charts, tables and data

Makes predictions, draws conclusions, compares, contrasts and summarizes ideas

Follows written step-by-step directions

Determines fact from fiction




Third Grade Spelling Outcomes


Students are responsible for:

Spelling all priority words correctly in all daily writing.

Spelling patterns and rules will be explored throughout the year. As new rules and patterns are taught, students are expected to apply the skills in their daily writing. 

Independently use a variety of spelling strategies and tools to spell correctly

*Please review/practice the correct spelling of the priority words throughout the year with your child.* 



Third Grade Science Outcomes


Habitats – rain forest, temperate forests, oceans, and deserts

Identifies how these habitats support animals and plant life

Learn how plants and animals grow and adapt in different habitats

Identifies how habitats are changed by plants and animals



Knows that light travels in a straight line

Knows that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed

Explain the relationship between pitch and the rate of vibration of the source and other factors that affect pitch



Thirds Grade Writing Outcomes



Narrative Story


Multiple Step Directions

Compound Words

Friendly Letter

Personal Journal


Descriptive Paragraphs

Correctly Use Capitals, Periods, Commas, and Apostrophes




Organizes Thoughts

Revises Rough Drafts



Identifies and Uses …

Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Common and Proper Nouns, Pronouns, and Subject-Verb Agreement, Forms Compound Words, and Identifies Four Types of Sentences



Speaks effectively using complete sentences.

Speaks effectively while giving an oral report.