A Day as a Third Grader

8:45-9:15 Shared Reading

As a third grader, you will be following along in a shared reading book as it is read aloud. There will be a lesson taught on a new reading skill followed by guided practice and independent work.

9:15-10:10 Reader’s Workshop

Reader’s Workshop is a moving part of our morning. You may be doing one of several different activities such as buddy reading, recorded reading, independent reading, spelling, and IXL language arts. At this time, you are responsible for getting your assigned work done for reader’s workshop.

10:10-10:55 Specials

Just like other years, you will have one special a day other than double special day and no special day. Specials include art, library, music, computer and physical education.

10:55-11:25 Word Study

Spelling Connections is the spelling curriculum we will be using in third grade. Each day we will be doing something a little different, but will always be working with the week’s spelling words. Spelling activities vary from a test at the end of the week to practice in workbooks.

11:25-12:05 Lunch and Recess

As a third grader, you will be eating lunch in the cafeteria and going out to recess from there.

12:05-12:30 Science/Social Studies

Science topics in third grade are taught through readings, writing, discussion, and experiments. Some of the topics that are taught in science are life cycles, magnets, weather, ecosystems and matter. When we aren’t learning about science we will be learning about social studies topics such as government, economics, geography and Maine. Social studies is taught through read alouds, discussions, and activities.

12:30-1:45 Math

Envisions will get us started with a problem of the day followed by a video to teach the new lesson. Once the new lesson is taught, you will take part in guided work followed by independent work to show you understand the new information.

1:45-2:40 Writing

With the Lucy Calkins Unit of Writing you will be learning and practicing narrative, opinion, and informational writing. Included in these writing units is a fun unit on adapting fairy tales. With the use of anchor charts, slideshows, and examples, you will be a writer by the end of the year!