Welcome to our third grade page!
Third grade is a busy year. Students read and discuss books together. They write poetry, narratives, responses to literature, reports, and procedures. They study spelling patterns and punctuation. They learn how to write in cursive and how to type.
In math, third graders add and subtract numbers up to a thousand. They also collect and analyze data, measure the lengths and perimeters of objects, identify the characteristics of shapes, compare fractions, and they are introduced to multiplication.
Third graders begin the year by studying the qualities of communities including our town of Brattleboro. They extend this understanding through units on the Pilgrims and Wampanoags and in a study of an ancient civilization. They also study the interactions of members of communities and learn how systems work in their science units: electricity and magnetism, respiratory and circulatory systems, weather and the water cycle, and aquatic habitats.
As we said before, third grade is a busy year!