Bloom-Carroll Intermediate School
Third Grade Curriculum
Reading/ Language Arts:
In third grade, we are using a variety of fiction and nonfiction examples from our text to incorporate our standards. In the stories from our text, students will determine the central message/main idea of each story. Students will then be able to identify the key ideas (details) to support the main idea. This is a challenging concept and takes repeated practice at school and at home.
ings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
In third grade, we will be focusing on area, graphing, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, and fractions during the 3rd quarter.
Multiplication and division are major concepts in 3rd grade math. Students will be using Bulldog math to learn multiplication and division facts and tracking their progress.
The third grade science students (Kern, Walker, and Wooding) will be getting ready for the first science unit by learning about science inquiry tools and the scientific method. After learning about these tools, the students will be focusing on plants and animals (needs, life cycles, traits).
The third grade social studies students (Kraner, Valentine, and Blauser) will be learning how to discover their local community. The first topic in social studies is geography. We will begin by focusing on map skills and then apply those skills to talk about the impact of the local geography on our community. For classroom instruction, the local communities we are going to focus on are Lithopolis, Carroll, and Lancaster.