Third Grade Physical Education

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Skills: Using movements and sport-specific skills for basketball, soccer and baseball; participating in cooperative activities; contributing to positive and safe group experiences in games. Concepts: Practice and conditioning for improved performance; explore opportunities for physical activities in and out of school.

Third Grade Music

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Concepts: Canons and two-part harmony; complementary rhythms; playing recorders; absolute note names; different meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4 time). Skills: Singing and performing rounds, learning folk dances; expanding vocal range; learning choral ensemble skills; reading and writing pitch and rhythm, playing and performing on recorders and ukeleles.

Third Grade Science

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Focus: Earth materials; human body and metric measurement. Concepts: Properties and characteristics of rocks and minerals; characteristics and knowledge of the basic structural systems of the human body and how these systems work together to provide movement; the use of appropriate tools in situations calling for measurement. Skills: Asking questions; investigating, observing, predicting, recording, classifying […]

Third Grade Social Studies

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Focus: San Francisco, communities, culture, geography and diversity. Concepts and Skills: People and their community. Identify the similarities and differences in communities around the world; locate and map local community in relation to the world; understand the historical significance of individuals who have helped make a difference in their community; using nonfiction text to gain […]

Third Grade Mathematics

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FOCUS CONCEPTS: Operations & Algebraic Thinking (multiplication and division); Number & Operations in Base Ten (multi-digit addition and subtraction); Number & Operations—Fractions; Measurement & Data; Geometry. SKILLS: Represent and solve problems involving multiplication & division; Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division; Multiply and divide within 100; Solve problems involving the […]

Third Grade Language Arts

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Reading Focus: Reader’s Workshop framework, nonfiction reading, character study, comprehension skills, book clubs. Reading Skills: Self-monitor for meaning and self-correct while reading; analyze parts of words, structure of words, and context to read unfamiliar words; read fluently with expression; analyzing story/text; writing about reading; nonfiction reading for information and note taking; digging deep into a […]

Third Grade Art

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Support for classroom curriculum with integrated activities. Concepts: proportion, composition, architectural design, abstract stylization, one point perspective, warm/cool colors, three-dimensional sculpture, radial balance and symmetry. Example Projects: Papier-mâché Dia de los Muertos masks, cooperative mural painting, clay masks, collagraph printing, blind contour figure drawings and portraits, torn paper collages family portraits, and urban style portraits.