• Welcome to Third Grade!
    Room 205
    Mrs. Botch

    Thank you for taking the time to review this web page. Knowing the curriculum in advance will help you keep track of what we will be learning this year.

    Language Arts: The expectation is that all students will read for a minimum of twenty minutes daily including weekends in order to make adequate academic growth. As the year progresses, the expectation will also increase to thirty minutes daily. We will be reading a variety of genres including, but not limited to, biographies, realistic fiction, fantasy, non-fiction andhistorical fiction 
    GATE: We will be using  thinking prompts to assist students to understand the depth and complexity of stories and situations.
    Science: We will be studying food chains, the water cycle, rocks and minerals, engineering(building), and electricity.
    Social Studies: The focus of Social Studies for fourth grade students is to understand the forces that created the state we call home. This includes, learning about the native Americans who lived in the four regions of California, the changes that took place after the arrival of the Spaniards, the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush, the Transcontinental Railroad, Statehood(admittance into the Union), and industry and governance as it today.

    Math: Students will be learning about math using the Common Core and Expressions, in conjunction with The Irvine Math Project. They will work collaboratively and learn by discovery. Some important math strands that will be covered include;
    Trimester 1
    • Place Value up to Thousands
    • Multiplication and Division with 0-5, 9 and 10.
    • Multiplication and Division with 6-8 and Multiply with Multiples of 10


    • Trimester 2
    • Measurement and Time
    • Fractions

    Trimester 3

    • Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction
    • Polygons, Perimeter and Area
    • Data and Graphs
    Technology: Students will continue to use technology through our ST Math Program, Accelerated Reader, My-On, Epic!, and Reading Plus.
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    Spring Trimester Project: Biographies: Scholar in a Box
    Research reports will be done in the Spring. Students will produce a product (diorama, poster, or movie) about a famous person. Students will make an oral presentation in front of the class, and be graded based on a rubric for public speaking and on the content of their reports.
    Please see the attached Power Point presented at Back to School Night for additional information.