Grade 3 Curriculum
In 3rd grade we base our curriculum on 4 different subject areas:
- English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)
- Social Studies
Our 6 IB units are based on a transdisciplinary approach that incorporate all subject areas listed through the following 6 themes:
- Who We Are
- Where We Are in Place and Time
- How We Express Ourselves
- How the World Works
- How We Organize Ourselves
- Sharing the Planet
Within all academic areas, we are developing the following skills in each student throughout the school year:
- Thinking Skills
- Social Skills
- Communication Skills
- Self-management Skills
- Research Skills
3rd graders have the following Special Area classes:
- Library Media
- Weekly: Individual progress report on your student’s success.
- Monthly: Classroom newsletter showcasing our classrooms accomplishments.
- Emails and Phone Calls: As needed for positive feedback or areas of concern.
- Conferences: Student-led conferences are held during the day in November and March.
- Every student is an integral part of our classroom and school community. They are expected to act appropriately at all times when in school. Disrupting other students’ ability to learn will not be tolerated. Your child will be taught the expectations and procedures in both the classroom and around the entire school. Our goal is to have every Charter Oak International Academy student be an asset to our community.
- During the first 2 weeks of school, our class will create our own Essential Agreements that we will pledge to follow over the course of the year.
- Students should also be familiar with the IB Learner Profile and Attitudes, which they should be exuding throughout the school on a daily basis.
- Create a daily homework session at home. Whether you are the type of student who completes their homework as soon as you get home, or after dinner is up to you. Please choose a consistent time everyday. As 3rd graders, you will have on average 30 minutes of homework per night, which includes 20 minutes of reading for enjoyment to be written down on your reading log.
- Students are given a homework folder for the year with one pocket for “Homework” and one pocket for “Mail”.
- Homework is to practice skills the students have learned in class. Parents are NOT to help with their child’s homework. Homework will include assignments in reading, writing, and math.
- Homework packets are given on Mondays and due on Fridays. It is up to the students to self-manage their time and finish the packet.