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  • Ms. Chase
  • Ms. Crowe
  • Ms. Campbell

3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Welcome to Third Grade! 

Third grade is a transitional year in which students will be using all of the foundational skills they learned in K-2 to extend and push their critical thinking skills, solidify concepts, and learn many news ones! Students should look forward to a busy and productive year.


Here are some curriculum highlights for 3rd grade:


Reader's Workshop:

  • Mysteries

  • Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures (Nonfiction/Informational)

  • Character Studies

  • Social Issue Book Clubs

  • Biographies

  • Poetry

Writer's Workshop:

  • Crafting True Stories (Personal Narratives)

  • Paragraphs

  • The Art of Informational Writing (Nonfiction)

  • Research Reports  (Nonfiction)

  • Writing About Reading/Small Literature Essays (Opinion)

  • Writing Persuasive Speeches (Opinion)

  • Poetry


  • Multiplication & Division up to 100

  • Measurement, Time & Graphs

  • Place Value and Rounding

  • Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction

  • Fractions

  • Polygons, Perimeter & Area

  • Word Problems

Social Studies:

  • Land & Water in our Area/The 4 Main Regions of California

  • The Bay Miwok of Contra Costa County

  • Our Community of Orinda


  • Motion & Matter

  • Water & Climate

  • Structures of Life

  • Garden Investigations

Character Education:

  • ThinkFirst/Second Step: district adopted character education and bullying prevention programs

  • Kid Power: Empowering students to make wise choices behaviorally, socially, and academically


  • 40 minutes of art a week with the art teacher

  • 30 minutes of music a week with the music teacher

  • Two, 30 minute P.E. classes a week with our P.E. Teacher. Students also receive an additional 40 minutes a week of class P.E. with their classroom teacher.  

  • 30 minutes of library a week with the librarian

  • 40 minutes in the garden every two weeks



3rd Grade Standards

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