Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Denton, Mrs. Love
Third Graders learn to develop longer, more elaborate sentences using complex vocabulary. As part of their language arts studies, the students' vocabulary building skills are strengthened by identifying prefixes, suffixes, and root words. At this level in reading, strong comprehension abilities are built, and students continue to work on analyzing literature including story elements. Students also improve their math skills in 3rd Grade by multiplying and dividing whole numbers as well as studying fractions and decimals. In science, more emphasis is placed on lab experience as the students examine magnetism and gravity, ecosystems, rocks, soil water, and atmospheric gases. Third Grade students also study heroic individuals in social studies and analyze how these individuals' economic, cultural, and scientific contributions have changed their community and the world.