Students build the bridge between learning to read and reading to learn as the foundation of 3rd grade. They are becoming more articulate socially and spiritually, and learn to communicate effectively. Mastery of foundational skills are central to 3rd grade learning, including reading (phonics), writing (spelling, conventions, grammar and paragraph writing), and math (number sense, multiplication, fractions, etc.).
Students also develop more sophisticated organization, research and presentation skills by completing the Long Range Study project, which is a highlight of the year.