Third grade is a transitional time for children. Students are exposed to more information than before and learn how to process it. They are becoming more articulate socially and spiritually and learn how to communicate effectively with one another. We focus on guiding them through this transition academically, socially and spiritually. All third graders practice foundational skills in reading (e.g. phonics), writing (e.g. spelling, conventions, grammar and paragraph writing), and math (e.g. number sense, multiplication, fractions, etc.). Third graders begin to build the bridge between learning to read and reading to learn. Students participate in a variety of assessments to ensure learning in all subject areas.