Homework Policy

Homework Policy

Homework is assigned every night.  The assignments given are review of the material the children have already learned.  In third grade, the children are responsible for copying down their own homework.  Homework assignments will NOT be given on Dojo!

Math and Reading Curriculum

Math

We use the Go Math! curriculum.  All materials for this curriculum can be found online at Think Central.  Here is some important information how to login.

District: New York City Department of Ed, New York 10007

School: PS/is 208, Bellerose 11426

The username and password are given out every year!

 

Chapters:

1. Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000

2. Represent and Interpret Data

3. Understand Multiplication

4. Multiplication Facts and Strategies

5. Use Multiplication Facts

6. Understand Division

7. Division Facts and Strategies

8. Understand Fractions

9. Compare Fractions

10. Time, Length, Liquid Volume, and Mass

11. Perimeter and Area

12. Two-Dimensional Shapes

 

Reading

We use the Ready Gen curriculum.  In this curriculum, we cover the following skills:

  • Summarizing
  • Main Idea and Key Details
  • Using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Character Traits
  • Sequencing

Completing a Short Response:

  • Restate/Introduction Sentence
  • Answer the question
  • Give 2 facts, details, or examples from the text
  • Tie it up/Conclusion Sentence

Completing an Extended Response:

  • Create an introductory paragraph mentioning the topic
  • Create a paragraph for each part of the question- use details from the text(s) to support each answer
  • Create a conclusion paragraph tying up your thoughts

 

Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Tests- 70%

Quizzes- 20%

Participation- 10%

Social Studies and Science Curriculum

Social Studies

In third grade, students study world cultures.  The regions studied include:

  • Geography Skills
  • Africa, with an emphasis on Nigeria
  • Asia, with an emphasis on China
  • Europe
  • South America

When studying these regions, we focus on:

  • the land
  • the people
  • the government
  • major historical events

Science

In Science, the children explore:

  • Living Organisms
  • Forces and Motion
  • The Earth and Water
  • The Planets