The 3rd Grade Curriculum
The Third Grade is a self-contained classroom, where the major subjects in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Religion, Science, and Social Studies are taught by the homeroom teacher. Art, Computer Science, Library, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish are subjects taught by teachers in their specific disciplines.
Classes in grades 1-4 are ability grouped for both math and reading. These groups are very flexible and children may move between groups if needed. Students are placed in groups according to their scores on placement tests and standardized testing, their work ethic and teacher recommendations.
In math, there is a grade level group where students work on grade level material and there is an accelerated pace group for students who grasp concepts quickly and are to move to the next concept.
Typically in reading, there are three groups. One group is for students who need additional assistance so they build a strong foundation in reading. Another group is the grade level group for students on grade level and the final group is for students who work at an accelerated pace. Having students learn in small groups allows each child to receive more attention and also allows teachers to monitor student’s progress easily.
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