Welcome to the Mrs. Hoffay’s 3rd Grade Class Website!!
Summer Reading Assignment: 3rd Grade Summer Reading Requirement,StoryMapNonfiction,Fiction-Story-MapStoryMapNonfiction
The summer math assignment is located on the ixl page of this site.
Third graders at St. Jude the Apostle School have lots of fun while learning LOTS!! Below are some of the topics that we study in each subject area:
- English Language Arts – Fiction & Nonfiction texts working with the reading skills of cause & effect, theme, main idea, sequence, summarizing, and asking & answering questions while we read.
- Mathematics – Multiplication & division (practiced all year), addition & subtraction with regrouping, estimation, area & perimeter, data collection & graphing, geometry. We will also review any skills that I recognize as a weakness coming into 3rd grade.
- Science – Classes are completely lab based where the children can explore and investigate the topics with hands-on experiments and investigations. The main topics of investigation are: Matter & our senses, Simple machines, Magnets & electricity and Plants.
- Social Studies – We will study world cultures and countries. Every year, we cover a different set of countries/cultures based on the interests of the children in the class. In past years we have studied: Japan, China, Mexico, Canada, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Italy, and many more. We always end our study of world cultures by learning our very own 50 states and their locations and some interesting topics about the United States of America.
Important Dates for This Week
(In this section I always include any dates that parents/families need to be prepared for the upcoming school week)