## Welcome to Third Grade!

**3rd Grade Teachers for 2021/2022 School Year**

3-319 Mrs. O'Connor 3/4-414 Mr. SantoStefano 3-315 Ms. Lee 3-317 Mr. Cercone and Mrs. Szalkowski

3-318 Mrs. Alvarez 3-312 Ms. Velasquez

3-318 Mrs. Alvarez 3-312 Ms. Velasquez

**Third Grade Expectations for March**

Reading

Writing

Math

Academic and Personal Behaviors

- Students must be reading at a Level O independently and be able to answer basic comprehension questions, using RAP (Restate, Answer, and Prove with two pieces of text evidence).
- Students must be able to form ideas about characters and be able to support their ideas with evidence from the text.
- Students must be able to form an opinion about a character and support that opinion with evidence from the text.
- Students must be able to read a non-fiction text, find the main idea and supporting details.
- Students must be able to look at text features in a non-fiction text to support main ideas.
- Students must be able to score 65% or higher on reading comprehension tests.

Writing

- Students must be able to write a 5 sentence paragraph with a main idea (topic) sentence, 3 detail sentences, and a closing sentence that summarizes the main idea.
- Students must include capital letters for beginning sentences and proper nouns and proper punctuation. Paragraphs must begin with an indent.
- Students must know all sight words up to third grade level.
- Students must be able to write a personal narrative with a clear beginning, middle and end.
- Students must be able to write an informational report with introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion.

Math

- Students must be able to add and subtract basic facts mentally without manipulatives.
- Students must do column addition/subtracting with regrouping.
- Students must tell time to the hour/half-hour/quarter-hour and 5 minute intervals (based on second grade standards).
- Students must round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred.
- Students must identify key words signaling + and – , × and ÷.
- Students must read and write a number to the thousands place.
- Students must memorize times tables 0-12 and be able to draw arrays.
- Students must be able to read and interpret data using graphs and tables.
- Students must be able to solve multi-step word problems, show their work and explain in words how they solved the problem.
- Students must be able to divide using various strategies taught in class.
- Students must be able to understand basic fraction concepts.
- Students must be able to score a 65% or higher on all math assessments.

Academic and Personal Behaviors

- Students must be able to complete the morning routine in 10 minutes.
- Students must be prepared with materials such as sharpened pencils, correct books, and previous night’s homework.
- Homework must be monitored and signed by an adult, but completed by the child.
- Students must be responsible for unpacking and packing their backpacks at school and at home.
- Students must be able to follow three step instructions, orally.
- Students must complete assignments and daily tasks in a timely manner.
- Students must be focused and ask questions at appropriate times.

Suggested Third Grade Reading List

Choose from the list of series books below:

Judy Moody

A-Z Mysteries Ramona

Flat Stanley

Magic Tree House

Ghostville Elementary

Horrible Harry

Boxcar Children

Jigsaw Jones

The Littles

Judy Moody

A-Z Mysteries Ramona

Flat Stanley

Magic Tree House

Ghostville Elementary

Horrible Harry

Boxcar Children

Jigsaw Jones

The Littles

Math Practice

Please make sure that your child practices addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts this summer. IXL is a great resource to practice math skills.

- Your child should work on the following skills before entering the third grade:
- Memorize ALL addition and subtraction facts
- Practice multiplication facts
- Subtract with regrouping
- Tell time to the nearest hour, half-hour and five minutes
- Identify simple fractions

- Add money and make change
- 3rd grade: https://www.ixl.com/math/skill-plans/new-york-next-generation-learning-standards-grade-3