PES Grade 3
|Ms. Lynsey Conner||203-264-8283|
|Mrs. Jennifer MacCallum||203-264-8283|
|Ms. Katrina Pokrywka
|Mrs. Cindy Rosa||203-264-8283|
|Ms. Elizabeth Szondy||203-264-8283|
The Language Arts curriculum is designed to allow students more time to practice authentic reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing tasks, to offer more choice in text selection, to organize the curriculum around units of study (genre/author/thematic studies) and to provide instruction through a workshop framework. The content of each unit serves as the vehicle for teaching students the essential skills, knowledge and understandings of English-language arts.
The third grade Math Trailblazers program teaches the students through the scientific method so that they become critical thinkers and problem solvers. They are also encouraged in their basic computation skills. Although the emphasis in fact practice is on multiplication, the students review addition and subtraction facts and are introduced to basic division.
The three units of study in the science program are “Life Science”, “Force and Motion”, and “Properties of Rocks and Minerals.” The students use the scientific method to make inquiries, conduct experiments, and make observations.
The new third grade social studies curriculum encompasses three major units of study. They are Waterway Communities, Agricultural Communities, and Culture in and Around Urban Communities. The time span ranges from Native American times through current day.