The Centredale 3rd-grade scholastic journey focuses on the understanding of concepts, analyzation, and developing fluency when completing class work. Third grade students shift from learning to read, to reading to learn, and develop a sense of autonomy through foundational skills in science, math, reading, and writing. Expansive learning and deep thinking happens in 3rd-grade classrooms, and teachers work alongside students to help guide them in becoming more independent while also building their social and emotional awareness.
Grade 3 Curriculum
Math for 3rd-grade students at Centredale becomes more complex, but with rigorous coursework that introduces place value, multiplication, division, and fractions, comes our educators – who work tirelessly to help students stay on top of the new material they’re learning to work through. Lessons incorporate several skills, including the collection, interpretation, and explanation of data, and real-world math applications. In 3rd-grade classrooms, students use charts, graphs, and tables to visualize the variables being discussed in math problems.
English Language Arts
Reading comprehension is key in Centredale’s 3rd-grade classrooms, where students are aware of the structure of stories and anatomy of books, realizing larger themes, morals interwoven in text, and see the importance of the development of plots. Students grow independently in reading and writing, becoming aware of their own styles and realizing they are empowered when writing – with written word, they can entertain, convince, and inspire. During 3rd-grade, students read chapter books, and over the course of the year, you’ll see the tone of their journals and writing assignments mature and improve.
Walk into a 3rd-grade science lesson at Centredale, and you’ll find students engaging with one another and their teachers, talking about what they’re finding, what they see in a variety of workshops and experiments, and how they can change variables to create different outcomes. While it all looks like fun – which it is – students are also sculpting their own reasoning skills, and are learning through play to answer questions like, “how?” and “why?”
Communal understanding as well as global stewardship are taught in 3rd-grade at Centredale. Students explore with maps, text and visuals of different countries, and also work on projects that allow them to learn more about their own family traditions and celebrations. Students also take away an appreciation for how being a member of their own family as well as the Centredale family makes up their identity. Thoughtfully prepared literature and activities directed by educators embolden students to ask considerate questions about heritage, origins, and societal systems. In 3rd-grade, students learn a lot about themselves, and develop an admiration for our interconnected world.