The MSPCS 3rd grade curriculum is rooted in evolving teaching practices, which provide a rigorous and thorough education while stimulating the creative mind.
This year, multiplication and division facts and strategies are mastered. Students solve word problems using money values and information from a bar graph.
Identifying basic story elements, gathering facts, and describing how an author uses details to support an idea increases reading comprehension and storytelling. Students begin to understand the structure of our US Government and continue learning about the different cultural groups in their community and classroom. Their learning culminates with Multi-Cultural Day, a day when students celebrate and share their heritage with each other.
During 3rd grade, students’ logical and critical thinking skills are becoming sharper. They learn the ability to give and receive both constructive criticism and positive feedback. Small classrooms allow for personalized instruction, challenging students to learn and excel.