Unit 1 ~ Building a Reading Life
Unit 2 ~ Mystery: Foundational Skills in Disguise
Unit 3 ~ Reading to Learn: Grasping Main Idea and Text Structures
Unit 4 ~ Character Studies
Unit 5 ~ Test Prep
Unit 6 ~ Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My!
Unit 7 ~ Biography Book Clubs
Unit 1 ~ Crafting True Stories
Unit 2 ~ Changing the World: Persuasive Writing
Unit 3 ~The Art of Information Writing
Unit 4 ~ Mini Literary Essay & Test Prep
Unit 5 ~ Once Upon a Time: Adapting & Writing Fairy Tales
Unit 6 ~ Poetry
The Everyday Mathematics curriculum covers:
Unit 1 ~ Math Tools, Time and Multiplication
Unit 2 ~ Number Stories and Arrays
Unit 3 ~ Operations
Unit 4 ~ Measurement & Geometry
Unit 5 ~ Fractions & Multiplication Strategies
Unit 6 ~ More Operations
Unit 7 ~ Fractions
Unit 8 ~ Multiplication & Division
Unit 9~ Multi-Digit Operations
Third graders focus on spelling patterns and root words. Students also expand their vocabulary through read alouds and independent reading.
Unit 1 Balancing Forces: Investigating Floating Trains. Scientists and engineers have figured out a way to build a train that actually floats on air as it goes cruising down the track at high speeds. Students work to explain how this train works in order to reassure residents of a town that the train is safe. Students figure out ideas about magnetic force, gravity, and how forces can cause an object’s movement to change or stay stable. They communicate their ideas by making digital and physical models and by writing explanations.
Unit 2 Inheritance and Traits: Variation in Wolves.
Students assume the role of wildlife biologists solving the mystery of how one wolf got some traits that are similar to and some that are quite different from those of the rest of its pack. Students conduct investigations and analyze data in order to figure out patterns in traits between parents and offspring. They ask questions and obtain information as they read science texts about traits, relatedness, inheritance, and the influence of the environment on traits.
There are four anchor tools that we use: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment, and Blueprint. These anchor tools allows a common language and strategies that incorporates learning at school and at home.
Unit 1: Charter
Unit 2: Mood Meter
Unit 3: Meta-Moments
Unit 4: Blueprint