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Title: Grade 3 Curriculum Night


1
Grade 3 Curriculum Night
  • Eileen Lunney

2
  • Below is an overview of outcomes that will be
    taught in our classroom. It is important to note
    that students learn at different rates and with
    different styles, and thus accommodations may be
    made to this curriculum in order to meet the
    needs of all students. Students will be given
    opportunities to work in large and small groups,
    as well as individually throughout the year.

3
Language Arts
  • The Language Arts Program consists of 4 key
    components
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

4
Listening
  • Skills are taught through
  • Listening to and following directions
  • Listening to stories read by students and teacher
  • Class discussions
  • Use of computers, tapes and videos

5
Speaking
  • Activities will include
  • Class discussions
  • Write Tell
  • Brainstorming
  • Project presentations

6
Reading
  • Skills are taught through
  • Readers Workshop comprehension strategies
  • Guided Reading
  • Literature Circles
  • Independent reading at their own level
  • Word family activities that promote phonetic
    development

7
Writing
  • Activities will include
  • Writers Workshop/ Mini Lessons
  • Question and answer responses to class activities
  • Daily agenda writing
  • Paragraph writing
  • Creative writing
  • Revising stories for details, word choice, etc.
  • Editing stories for punctuation and spelling

8
Cursive Writing
  • Students in grade 3 are introduced to the
    alphabet in cursive writing. Initially students
    learn the letters and basic words using a few
    letters and then learn how to create longer words
    using the skills taught. At this level, cursive
    writing is just being introduced therefore,
    mastery is not expected.

9
Mathematics
  • Mathematics outcomes in the following strands
    will be taught in class throughout the year
  • Number and Operation sense
  • Data management and Probability
  • Geometry and Spatial Sense
  • Patterns and Relationships
  • Measurement
  • Mental Math

10
Some big topics covered in the Grade 3 math
curriculum are
  • Comparing and ordering whole numbers to the
    thousands
  • Place value to include tenths (decimals)
  • Rounding numbers to the nearest ten and hundred
  • Recognizing patterns in the place value system
  • Recognizing several meanings for multiplication
    and division
  • Reading digital and analog clocks to the nearest
    five minutes
  • Congruent angles and polygons, reflective
    symmetry
  • Create bar graphs and simple scales
  • Three second recall of basic addition and
    subtraction facts to 18

11
Science
  • The purpose of the science curriculum at the
    early elementary stage is to provide students
    with a variety of activities, which promote
    exploration and discovery.
  • Topics covered in grade 3 are
  • Plant Growth and Changes
  • Exploring Soils
  • Invisible Forces
  • Materials and Structures

12
Through several thematic units, students will
develop in their ability to
  • make predictions, based on an observed pattern
  • use appropriate tools for manipulating and
    observing materials and in building simple models
  • make and record relevant observations and
    measurement using written language, pictures, and
    charts
  • construct and label concrete-object graphs,
    pictographs, or bar graphs
  • propose an answer to an initial question or
    problem and draw simple conclusions based on
    observations or research
  • communicate procedures and results, using
    drawings, demonstrations, and written and
    oral descriptions

13
Health Education
  • Topics include
  • Body Growth and Development dental health and
    the bodys skeletal structure and organs
  • Strategies for Healthy Living nutrition, ice and
    water safety, strategies when lost in unfamiliar
    surroundings
  • Positive Personal Development and Healthy
    Relationships friendship, learning to make
    positive decisions
  • Values and Practices for Healthy Living within
    our family and our community

14
Social Studies
  • The Social Studies curriculum is organized
    around the theme of Provincial identity. The
    topics studied this year are
  • Place identifying the major physical features,
    climates and jobs of Nova Scotia
  • Peoples looking at the diverse cultural
    background of the province
  • Citizenship learning about the provincial and
    municipal governments
  • Heritage discovering that many groups have
    contributed to the provincial identity
  • Mapping interpreting symbols, directions and
    identifying locations on a map using the grid
    system

15
Art
  • Visual art activities will be integrated into
    the subject areas as much as possible. Students
    will be given the opportunity to explore a
    variety of mediums and materials throughout the
    year.

16
Evaluation
  • Rubrics
  • Reading Records
  • Daily Work Participation
  • Individual Conferencing
  • Projects
  • Observations / Anecdotal Records

17
Assessments will be graded using the following
rubric that all teachers at Bedford South will be
using.
  • 4(Got It!) Proficient Full Accomplishment
    Student has clearly shown evidence of meeting the
    outcome.
  • 3(Got it!) Competent Substantial Accomplishment
    Student has shown evidence of meeting the outcome
    with minor errors or omissions.
  • 2(Not yet!) Low Partial Accomplishment Student
    has shown some understanding of the outcome but
    more evidence of understanding is required to
    meet the outcome further learning is required.
  • 1(Not yet!) Low Little or No Accomplishment
    Student has shown little or no evidence of
    understanding the outcome further learning is
    required.

18
Home Activities
  • Math Home Activities suggestions include
  • visiting class website, counting coins, telling
    time, baking, etc.
  • Reading Across Canada
  • students should be reading for a minimum of 20
    minutes per night bring in their RAC duo-tangs
    when their journey is complete.

19
Extra Help
  • Extra help is offered at lunch to all students as
    they require it
  • Students are welcome to attend
  • Some students may be asked to come in

20
  • Please sign and return assessments in the
    Assessment duo-tang.
  • When agendas arrive, please sign them daily to
    ensure communication between home and school.

21
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me with any
    questions or concerns.
  • elunney_at_staff.ednet.ns.ca
  • http//elunney.hrsbteachers.ednet.ns.ca
  • Thank you for coming and I look forward to
    working with you and your child this year.
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