Sawnee Elementary School prepares all children to be life-long learners, self-motivators, and responsible citizens successfully functioning in a global society.
In 3rd grade, we cover a broad range of topics in all subjects. Here are all the exciting things you have to look forward to!
Science: Rocks and Minerals, Heat and Energy, Magnets, Habitats, Features of Organisms of Georgia, and Pollution and Conservation!
Social Studies: Map Skills and Landforms, Desert/Coastal/Mountain Regions, Government, Greece, Communities, and Economics!
Math: Adding and subtracting whole numbers, linear measurement and area, multiplication and division, memorizing times tables, place value in whole numbers and decimals, geometry, fractions, and probability!
Reading: Genres of different pieces of literature, listening, elements of non-fiction, word relationships, vocabulary, phonics, synonyms and antonyms. Context clues, author's point of view, prefixes and suffixes, homophones, and fantasy vs. reality. Sequence, parts of a story, decoding, decision making, reading strategies for different texts, summarizing, and comparing and contrasting. Fact vs. opinion, interpreting fiction, cause and effect, categorizing, figurative language, and written directions. Analogies, word study, and real life experiences.
English/Writing: Types of sentences, subject and predicate, ABC order, the writing process, daily writing, and paragraph writing. Common vs. proper nouns, dictionary skills, and personal narratives. Parts of a book, verbs and verb tense, and friendly writing. Helping and irregular verbs, expository writing, contractions, adjectives, encyclopedia skills, and research papers! Adverbs, capitals, abbreviations, descriptive writing, commas, quotation marks, and pronouns.
Health: Students in third grade learn and apply health skills in areas such as disease prevention, nutrition, healthy relationships, use of tobacco, and use/abuse of alcohol. Students begin to recognize the existence of myths related to health information, distinguish fact from fiction, and set simple goals for promoting personal health and preventing disease. Students assume personal responsibility for helping promote health at school and in the community
Yes... all in one short year!