Third grade is a year of tremendous growth. Your child will be in a supportive environment where their independence, creativity, and problem solving skills are nurtured. Our teachers connect academia to the world around them while interweaving hands on activities and group projects to foster an excitement for learning.
Green Woods uses American Reading Company (ARC) Core as our ELA curriculum resource. ARC Core is a framework that provides teachers with a structure to promote inquiry through apprenticeship. The resource provides a scope and sequence aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), high interest text for teacher modeling, and varying levels of text for student independent work. Along with the framework, ARC provides an Independent Reading Level Assessment that guides teachers through setting individual reading goals for students.
The ARC resources support students as developing readers by providing them with strategies they need to be able to read complex text on their own. Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Language skills are embedded throughout each unit as students study themes connected to Science, Social Studies, and Literature.
There are 4 units of study throughout the school year. In Third Grade these units consist of Literacy Lab, Weather and Climate, Traditional Tales and World Cultures, and Marine Life.
Green Woods uses the Into Math curriculum built for instruction on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This curriculum is an intentional and comprehensive mathematics program that centers on student growth. Growth is maximized when instruction, assessment, and mindset are coordinated and aligned. Throughout the year, students build their conceptual understandings, improve their procedural fluency, and apply their knowledge in meaningful contexts and real-world applications. With more focused learning, every student can achieve at their highest levels.
In Third Grade the Into Math Program focuses on understanding multiplication and area, addition and subtraction strategies and applications, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry.
Year at a Glance