• Third Grade Teachers (Look up email addresses)
    Maria "Gabriela" Camacho
    Kevin Cornell
    Lori Flores
    Marie Luz Fernandez
    Pamela Gordon
    Ashley Hill
    Kuana Johnson
    Teacher Assistants
    Susan Peters
    Karol Thomas
    Ms. Barrie Podair - (Grades K-5)
    Assistant - Ms. Melissa Porch
    Assistant - Ms. Monica Moretz
  • Third grade is a time for your child to become independent and responsible learners. Parents can foster this by stepping back and keeping an eye on your child’s progress as they are gaining independence. Students are held accountable to mastery of skills, and progress is scored using the 10-point grading scale.
    See our Speas Global IB Programme of Inquiry Here and check out the 6 Units of Inquiry we will be working on during the school year. Approximate dates are included, but may be adjusted as the year goes along.
    Over the summer, students should READ, READ, READ!!!  
    Here are some other things you can encourage them to do:
    • Fluently add and subtract
    • Keep a journal using complete sentences / paragraphs.
    • Spelling of high frequency words
    • Concept of time - hour, half-hour, quarter-hour
    • Practice legible manuscript writing on wide-ruled notebook paper recognizing margins
    Below is an overview of what you can expect your child to learn in third grade:
    • Nonfiction and Fiction Texts
    • Informational Text
    • Answer questions using evidence from the text
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Graphing
    • Fractions
    • Addition and Subtraction (Please practice regrouping)
    • Mass and Volume (liquid)
    • Telling time and elapsed time
    • Time to one minute, five minutes, half-hour, quarter-hour
    • Multi-step Word Problems
    • Area and Perimeter
    • Geometry
    • Quadrilaterals
    • Narrative Writing
    • Opinion/Persuasive Writing
    • Explanatory Writing
    • Human Body Systems
    • Skin
    • Muscles
    • Bones
    • Solar System
    • Plants and Seeds
    • Force and Motion
    • Matter
    Social Studies
    • Communities
    • How communities change over time
    • Economics
    • Local government
    • Five themes of geography
    Testing - Third grade begins more serious testing.
    • BOG (beginning of grade) test using third grade standards given the first ten days of school. Third graders need a score of 439 and/or a level P in TRC to achieve promotion to fourth grade. New to third grade will be end of quarter testing.
    • Read more about the 3rd Grade "Read to Achieve" Legislation here.
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  • • 1 box of 24 crayons
    • 1 box washable markers OR colored pencils
    • 4 dry erase markers
    • 4 highlighters (different colors)
    • 2 packs of pencils
    • 1 pencil pouch with zipper
    • 10 glue sticks
    • 5 wedge/pencil top erasers
    • 4 wide-ruled composition books
    • 4 solid-colored pocket folders
    • 1 1” 3-ring binder
    • 2 packs wide-ruled paper
    • 1 book bag with no wheels
    • 1 set ear buds
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 box plastic sandwich bags (Opt: Qt or Gal)
    • 1 hand sanitizer

  • Please consider donating the following items to your child's class: 
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • Paper towels
    • Extra Crayons and Glue Sticks
    • Seasonal Stickers
    • Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
    • Snack sized Ziploc bags
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Sticky notes (all sizes)
Last Modified on March 3, 2023