In math: Students will begin working on multiplication in math. Students need to continue working on mastering all addition and subtraction levels in Math Facts in a Flash. Then, they need to begin work on multiplication and division levels as well. The goal for the end of 3rd grade is to have passed all division levels on Math Facts in a Flash.
In writing: Students will begin with sentence structure and then move on to story structure, retelling stories with familiar plots and writing a creative story based on a familiar plot.
In science/social studies: Students will begin the school year studying life cycles. This unit will include watching Painted Lady butterflies develop in the classroom.
In reading: Students will begin the year in reading core (whole group, grade level reading) learning all about how children around the world access books. This is a very exciting and eye-opening unit. At the end of the unit, your student will create an informational bookmark, showing (in artwork and writing) how children in a country of his/her choice access books.