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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
973-373-3223
 
Mr. Theodore Boler
Principal

thirdgrade

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

LANGUAGE ARTS
--use language to communicate for a variety of purposes
--begin to adjust the use of oral communication for a variety of purposes
--use the standards of spoken English
--demonstrate the use of good listening habits
--write for a variety of purposes
--continue to expand sight vocabulary
--write from experiences, thoughts and feelings
--read independently for a variety of purposes
--read with comprehension
--demonstrate the ability to use visual information such as drawings, charts and symbols
--demonstrate the ability to make connections between  listening, speaking, viewing, writing and reading
--use language to expand knowledge of careers

MATHEMATICS
--develop ability and skills to use problem-solving strategies to investigate, analyze, and solve problems in mathematics, science, social studies and other disciplines as well as those found in everyday experiences and career applications
--develop ability to communicate mathematically through the use of appropriate mathematical language, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams and symbols
--develop skills to become an independent problem-solver by using his/her ability to think logically and clearly through a given problem situation
--develop ability to use mathematical tools such as calculators, computers and  manipulatives as a natural and routine part of the problem solving process                                                                                   

SCIENCE
--state the Scientific Method, in students' own words
--gain an understanding of the structure and behavior of matter
--understand and demonstrate basic laws of motion
--report on how technology helps people
--learn about the composition of the earth
--observe natural phenomena and report on observations
--begin to understand conservation and environmental issues

SOCIAL STUDIES
--recognize key principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution, and discuss their application in specific situations
--identify key documents and national symbols which represent democratic principles and beliefs
--recognize examples of the rights and responsibilities of citizens
--explore how prejudice, discrimination, racism and sexism hurts people individually, as a community, as a nation and a world
--describe and discuss human experiences through time, as shown in works of history, literature and in the arts
--compare how basic needs of families and people are met over time
--explain and demonstrate the role of money in everyday life
--begin to apply the concepts of cause, effect, and consequences to historical events
--describe and discuss different viewpoints of individuals and groups at turning points throughout history
--discuss how we can conserve our natural resources
--use maps, globes, and charts