November 18, 2017

3rd Grade

3rd Grade


Language Arts
Students develop their independence as they master their foundational reading and writing skills. They are exposed to more complex texts and they are beginning to use more critical thinking as they dive deeper into the texts. Students are beginning to use informational texts to research topics and present information. They are growing their reading stamina at home and at school and participating in daily discussions about their reading in large and small groups. In writing, students are developing their grammar as well as analyzing the structure of a paragraph and how to use paragraphs effectively in their writing. 

(1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; 
(2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1);
(3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and 
(4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.

Health Science: Students learn about healthy life choices and how to make plans to improve their diets and exercise habits
Life Science: Adaptation / Animals groups  
Earth Science: Weather / climates and natural disasters
Physical Science: Forces

Social Studies
Geographical Features of the World (Continents / Oceans / Maps)
Ancient Rome / Ancient Greece
Ancient Mali

In the Spanish program 3rd grade is given emphasis on communication skills, reading and writing. They apply the grammar of the language when reading and writing. They demonstrate reading comprehension, write different types of text, use vocabulary and opportunities to express themselves orally; analysis and interpretation of what was read. They read texts fluently according to their level; they use narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive texts, literary, functional and informative, for various purposes, from various sources such as books, mass media and the internet.

Social Studies
They know the history of our country Honduras and the geographical facts. They relate their social and natural environment. They recognize their identity and understand the feeling of belonging to Honduras, its traditions, civic values, heroes and patriotic symbols. They understand and recognize the social and political organization of the immediate environment, identifying the functions of the main national authorities. Participation citizenship and importance of democracy. They discover the environmental, social and economic impact caused by the activities carried out by the population.

Art is integrated with most subjects. Some topics include pointilism, lines, shape, shades, warm / cool colors, texture as well as artist studies of Seurat, Picasso, Van Gough and many more.

The students will be striking different moving objects as well as demonstrating balance on stationary objects. The students will learn basic strategies behind traditional sports. 

Students learn intermediate computer terminology and logging into school computers.  Building upon the importance of internet privacy and password protection, students learn to navigate to web-based programs and login to their personal accounts.