Third Grade


Mrs. Gentile, Mrs. Hemenway, Miss Tiesi

Here is an overview of our school year....

Mathematics:

ThirdGrade Math is fun, but we have to practice, practice, and practice! During the year we learn about addition and subtraction to thethousands, interpreting data, multiplication, division, fractions, time,measurement, and geometry. 

Language Arts: 

Wecover the following topics in our Reading Anthology:  Dollars andSense, Smart Solutions, People and Nature, One of a Kind, Cultures, andFreedom.  We also try to fit a novel or two in during the year.    

Science: 

The third grade Science curriculum at Littleton is focused particularlyon the Earth's Resources, weather, rocks and minerals, studying theSun, Moon, and Earth, and exploring life cycles. We incorporatelaboratory work into our studies, paying particular attention to thescientific method. This includes utilizing the following skills:observing, questioning, making a hypothesis, testing, recording data,analyzing information, and drawing conclusions.

Social Studies: 

In Social Studies, we focus on several different areas. Theseinclude studying government, citizenship, Early American people, and anemphasis on map and globe skills with particular attention todirections and the ability to locate specific places. We also focus onlearning about the history, landforms, and counties in New Jersey. Inaddition we explore rural, urban, and suburban communities in depth.

Health: 

We also have a comprehensive Health curriculum inthird grade.  We learn about the three parts of Health:  Family/social,emotional, and physical; Our Body Systems; and Dental Health.

 SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

Mrs. Gentile:
 Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)
5 Marble Composition Notebooks
 5 Plastic 2-Pocket folders 
 1 Soft Pencil Case

Mrs. Hemenway:
 Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

Two Jumbo book sox
 Two 2-pocket folders
One soft pencil case (no boxes)

Miss Tiesi:
 Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

 One - 5 subject spiral notebook
 Five - sturdy 2 pocket folders--any color or design
 Soft pencil case with at least 5 well sharpened #2 pencils

 One set of colored pencils - sharpened

There are always somespecial projects going on during the year, so be on the lookout for moreinformation as the year continues.                  

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