Welcome to Third Grade!
Here are your third grade teachers for the 2019-2020 school year:
Ms. Buikema Ms. Griffey Mrs. Knuepfer
Third grade departmentalizes, which means your child will have multiple teachers all year. Mrs. Knuepfer and Ms. Buikema teach literacy (reading and writing) and Ms. Buikema and Ms. Griffey teach Math, Science and Social Studies. We believe this approach provides your child with the best instruction because we are able to specialize in our respective area. Our data proves this approach works!
- 30 minutes of reading every night (school expectation)
- Reading Log
- Spelling (due Thursdays)
- 1 page of math
- Math facts (begins in October)
If homework is taking your child for than 45 minutes to complete each night, please contact your teacher!
Click here to see Third Grade's SOAR Matrix
Math Power Standards
By the end of third grade, these are the math standards that we feel your child needs to have mastered before 4th grade.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
- Solve problems involving multiplication and division
- Understand the relationship between multiplication and division
- Multiply and divide within 100
Measurement and Data:
- Tell and write time to the nearest minute
- Solve word problems involving elapsed time
- Understand and Solve Area and Perimeter
Operations & Numbers in Base Ten:
- Understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100
- Fluently add and subtract within 1000
- Identify Shapes
- Reason with shapes and their attributes
Literacy Power Standards
Reading (Foundation Skills, Literature & Informational Texts):
- Decode multisyllable words
- Retell the main idea and 2-3 key details of a grade level text
- Determine the meaning of unknown words using clues from the text
- Ask and answer questions about a text by referring back to the text
- Compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons
- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences
- Use conventions of grammar and usage when writing or speaking
- Use the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
21st Century Learners
We strongly believe in 21st Century Learning Skills and we strive to prepare our students for their future. In doing so, we use a lot of technology in our classrooms and teach students about being good digital citizens and having a positive digital footprint.