Reader's Workshop

Third grade is a pivotal transition year from learning to read words, to reading for meaning and comprehension.  It is essential for students to read books that are on their reading level, often referred to as “just right” books. Through the Reader’s Workshop model, your child will practice numerous reading skills and will keep their own reader’s notebook to record their reading experiences during the school year. 


Students will be doing hands-on science labs approximately two times in each six-day cycle. We will begin our first module, Ecosystems, within the next couple of weeks. There will be announces for quizzes during the unit and an end of the unit exam. The other units of study throughout the year areElectricity and Magnetism, Sound, the Solar System and Ecosystems

Social Studies

There are three units of study in the third grade curriculum. They are Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and The Regions of the United States.

Writing Workshop

The 3rd grade writing curriculum focuses on the craft of writing. Students practice this craft by analyzing well-written pieces of literature. Students explore and create their own written pieces in their writers' notebooks, then move on to the publication process. The other writing genres studied throughout the year are: informational writing, realistic fiction, personal essay, and expert books. 


Our third grade math program is Everyday Mathematics. “Home Links” will be assigned for homework each night. The first unit, “Routines, Review and Assessment,” will help students retrieve past learning in earlier grades.  This will promote a stronger foundation for learning new material.The other units of study throughout the year are: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, Linear Measure and Area, Multiplication and Division, Place Value in Whole Numbers and Decimals, Geometry, Fractions, Measurement and Data, and Probability

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In the lab and in the classroom students learn and use different programs to link technology to curriculum​.​