About Third Grade

Literacy
In reading, our third grade students continue to increase their ability to sustain for longer periods of time when reading independently and to support their comprehension by reading fluently with appropriate pace, accuracy, and expression. They seek to use illustrations and text features to demonstrate their understanding of fiction and nonfiction texts, making comparisons across texts. Further, our students conduct research in response to a variety of questions.

Over the course of the school year, our third grade students build on their previous experience as primary learners as they explore narrative, information, and opinion writing. As third grade students, they seek to write using structure (i.e. lead, transitions, ending, & organization), development (i.e. elaboration & description), and language conventions (i.e. spelling & punctuation).

Math

Our Eureka math modules in third grade explore (1) Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units of 2–5 & 10; (2) Place Value & Problem Solving With Units of Measure; (3) Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6–9, and Multiples of 10; (4) Multiplication & Area; (5) Fractions As Numbers on the Number Line; (6) Collecting & Displaying Data; and (7) Geometry & Measurement Word Problems. 

Science
Our current third grade units of study in science include:

  • Rocky Roads
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Stability and Motion: Science of Flight
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Stability and Motion: Forces and Interactions


Social-Emotional & Executive Functioning
Throughout elementary school, it is our goal to build our students' capacity to show respect, to work cooperatively, to use time productively, to listen attentively, to follow directions, to organize materials & tasks, to produce quality work, to participate & contribute to their learning, to handle & resolve conflict, and to problem solve & think independently. 

Third Grade Staff

JJ Jain Jonke

3rd Grade Teacher

EN Elizabeth Naatz

3rd Grade Teacher

LS Lauren Schaaf

3rd Grade Teacher

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303