3rd Grade at Battle Academy

Third grade teachers from left to right: Emily Collins, Wendy Scruggs & Katie Baker

Hello, welcome to the third grade page! We are excited to have an incredible year. Below you can find concepts that we are currently working on, concepts that we have already covered that you can continue to practice on at home, and information about upcoming events.


What are we learning about right now?

Reading: Determining the VIP (very important action or feeling) in a text.

Writing:  How to write a strong opinion essay by addressing the audience and giving compelling reasons to support the thesis statement.

Math:  Fractions of a shape and fractions on a number line (less than or equal to one).

Science/Social Studies:  Australia and it's regions.


What can I practice at home?


-Read 20 minutes every night.

-Use word-solving strategies that your child has practiced at school.

-Ask your child questions about what they just read. Have them to tell you about characters, setting, the problem, the solution, or new facts that they learned.

-Find the moral or lesson in a story.

-Determine character traits from actions.


-Encourage your child to use capital letters at the beginning of sentences, punctuation (periods, commas, quotation marks, apostrphes, exclaimation points, and question marks), dialog, and transition words.


-Practice multiplication and division facts. Your child needs to have 1-10 facts memorized by the end of 3rd grade.

-Area problems

-Addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers

-Telling time/elapsed time

-Two-Step word problems

-Using and creating scaled graphs

Science/Social Studies:

-Force and motion

-Important facts from Europe, South America, North America, and Africa.

-Heat conduction

-Food chain/web

-Inherited/Aquired Traits

Important Events

February 26th - Garden Club
February 20th - Muffins with Moms
February 22nd - Donuts with Dads
March 9th - Challenger Space Center Field