Reading: Second quarter, students will move from fictional reading to non-fiction reading. Students will practice reading strategies for reading informational text. We will focus specifically on texts about animals and adaptations.
Writing: Third graders will go through the writing process (drafting, editing, revising and publishing) and create a non-fiction book about an animal of their choosing. Students will use the application "Book Maker" online to create their informational books!
Math: Students will continue solidifying their multiplication facts and move on to division. Students will also learn how to read and create graphs.
Science: In this unit, students will develop an appreciation for how animals and the places they live (their habitats) are non constant - they have changed over time. Fossils give us a window to the animals and habitats of the past. Selective breeding shows us not only how some animals of the past became domesticated, but allows us to imagine how they might look in the future.
Social Studies: Students will understand fundamental economic principles and ways in which economies are shaped by geographic and human factors. Students will then work to understand causes and effects of interactions among societies, including trade and systems of international exchange.
Grade 3 Resources
I am proud to say that I grew up in Minnesota, a northern state within the United States of America. In college, I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. The last two years, I have been living and teaching in Guayaquil, Ecuador with both my husband, Matthew and my dog, Cadbury. We love travelling the world, and are especially excited to be here in the Dominican Republic!
I believe my job as an educator is to deliver and facilitate age-appropriate instruction, designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be an active, productive and global member of society. In addition to learning academic content, it is also important that students learn social and emotional skills.
Throughout my instructional career, I have demonstrated the ability to develop complete curricula for a variety of courses and content areas; as well as influence student improvement through quality discussions, guided-discovery, assignments, activities, and assessments. Within my lessons, I provide a wide variety of teaching strategies in order to meet the needs of each one of my students.
I am looking forward to a fun and successful school year here at the International School of Sosua!