Reading: We will start the year reading the fictional series, "Wayside School" where students will learn to identify theme, mood, and character traits. We will also read the book, "Flat Stanley". During this fun unit, students will create their own Flat Stanley and get the chance to send him on an adventure somewhere in the world!
Writing: Third graders will begin building writing stamina, in addition to identifying different types of writing. In combination with our Flat Stanley unit, students will write a friendly letter to someone in the world, explaining the Flat Stanley project and explain a step-by-step process to have their Flat Stanley returned.
Math: Students will begin the year reviewing place value, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, and students will be introduced to multiplication and division!
Science: Students will develop the idea that by paying careful attention to clouds, wind, and other weather clues around us, we can predict the daily weather and make sense of why places on earth look and feel the way they do.
Social Studies: We will be building community among our classroom by getting to know one another as well as establishing procedures and routines.
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!