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Grade 3 Overview

We use the 
Stepping Stones program to teach math and the math workshop model which involves a lesson, individual practice time, followed by discussion, sharing, and reflection. The following topics will be covered this year:

  • Place Value
  • 2 and 3 digit Addition/Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Measurement
  • Shapes and Geometric Solids
  • Fraction Concepts
  • Various Graphics Representations (line plots, bar, pictographs)
  • Division (introduction only)
  • Estimation
  • Elapsed time


In addition to teaching our Stepping Stones program, we will be implementing a 30 minutes skills block to give the students extra math practice. This extra math block is taught 4 days a week and focuses on various areas of need.



Our writing program consists of the following elements:


1. Writing Process:                          2. Genres of Writing:

         Prewriting                                     Opinion 

         Drafting                                        Informational

         Conferencing                                 Narrative

         Revising                                         Informational Narrative





3. Purposes of Writing

Writing to Entertain   Writing to give Information   Writing to Persuade



We use the Wonders program to teach reading and the Reader’s Workshop model. The following concepts will be covered this year:

  • Character Traits
  • Sequencing
  • Cause and Effect
  • Main Idea
  • Author's Point of View
  • Theme
  • Problem and Solution

Both of these programs are integrated in all areas of our curriculum. We use books, posters, models, and provide hands-on activities to enhance learning. These are the topics which will be covered:


• Rules and Laws

• Geography

• Economics

• Cultural Anthropology




  • Native Hawaiian Plants & Animals                                          
  • Food Chain                                 
  • Simple Machines
  • Variations of Traits
  • Weather and Climate