Evergreen Academy's 3rd Grade Class

A Look into the 2016-2017 School Year

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Third Grade Curriculum - At a Glance

We use a standards based curriculum that provides a framework that leaves the teacher and school to make final decisions on how to meet the individual needs of each student while adhering to or exceeding standards.

21st Century Skills

Our instructional program embeds the 4 C’s of the 21st Century Skills in the daily school experience.

*Communication: Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions.

*Collaboration: Working together to reach a goal.

*Critical Thinking: Looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across the disciplines.

*Creativity: Trying new approaches to get things done.

Content Areas

  • Literacy: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Specialists

  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Library
  • Technology
  • Spanish and French

S.O.A.R.

*Student Opportunity for Advanced Rigor

*Identify students achieving above grade level in math and reading

*Adjust pacing to differentiate curriculum and instruction

*Project based learning to extend concepts and add academic rigor

PLPs - Personalized Learning Plans

*Each child has a data driven Personal Learning Plan that is created in cooperation with the parent, student (when applicable) and includes individual goals and objectives in the areas of academics, life and career skills and 21st century skills.

*Teachers are trained to use ongoing formative data to plan and teach to meet the learning needs of each child.

*PLPs are sent out mid-trimester.

Field Trips!

STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters

In this unit, students explore and discuss the connections between the scientific study of water and the water cycle, the human need for clean and safe drinking water, and the important role of environmental engineers in providing and maintaining water quality.
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Integration of Technology

  • Technology is plentiful!
  • iPads
  • Students type final drafts of writing pieces.
  • Use for research projects.
  • Airplay presentations.
  • iMovie

Farmers Market

  • This year, we have decided to grow rosemary to make flavored oils. This ties in to our last Science FOSS unit, Structures of Life.
  • We also have two units on Water, so we will be making rain chains!

Social Entrepreneurship

The third grade social learning project is based on Protecting the Environment. Students spend time learning about recycling, composting, and pollution. They share this knowledge with students around the school and we also have a representative come in from Seattle Tilth to discuss the importance of composting.

Parent Communication

*Weekly newsletters are sent home every Friday via email.

*I respond to emails same school day.

*Daily academic goals and homework are listed in your child's planner each day.

*Classroom website.