Third Grade Overview
We have two sections in third grade — each section of 12-14 students has a lead teacher and an associate teacher. Third grade is an important year for reading development and special attention is paid to improving writing skills and mathematical proficiency.
Each day begins with a morning meeting that focuses primarily on the social-emotional and academic growth of the students. Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum provides students with opportunities to practice and reflect on skills related to community building, emotional self-awareness, friendships and cooperation.
One of the highlights of the third-grade experience is our Buddy Program. Every week, each student is paired with a classmate and together they engage in a variety of academic and social activities. This program helps students discover new friendships while deepening their existing ones.