Third Grade

Third grade is an exciting year for students. We have many expectations for them, not only academically, but socially as well. We hope to achieve these expectations by stressing good study habits, good citizenship, by participating in many projects, and by taking enriching and worthwhile field trips.

The following is a brief overview of subjects covered in third grade.


This area covers written expression, language usage (including the recognition of and use of parts of speech), capitalization, punctuation, and sentence parts.


Among the concepts and skills studied are money; telling time; reading and writing 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 digit numerals; writing and saying the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts in timed situations; place value; measuring; rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred; graphing; fractions; and mental math activities.


Students are placed in an appropriate reading group. The reading grade reflects oral reading performance, comprehension level, ability to decode words, and test performance.  Also at third grade is the IREAD-3 Test, giving in the spring each year, which all Indiana third grade students must pass before moving on to grade 4.


The science curriculum includes the study of life, physical, and earth sciences. Each area is enhanced with activities and experiments appreciate for that topic.

Social Studies

Students study the many different facets of a community.


Weekly tests are given, but during shortened weeks, the schedule for spelling tests may be somewhat altered. Daily scores will be a part of the grade for each grading period.


Good handwriting habits, correct formation of letters and joining of letters, and neatness will be continuously encouraged.