Welcome to 3rd grade at Ramsey Magnet School of Science
Welcome to Ramsey third grade. We will be learning many new and exciting things this year. Third grade is a year of transition as students develop independence. It is a time for students to assume responsibility for their education and become lifelong learners. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Ramsey third graders and their families. We know we are going to have a wonderful year.
In Science, we will be exploring several inquiry-based units. We will be learning about Animal Adaptations and Habitats, Properties of Matter, Soils, and Sound Waves. Each lab unit connects across the curriculum in all other subject areas. There are also several opportunities for field trips to deepen understanding throughout the year.
With Idaho Core Standards, students will develop writing skills and support their thinking with evidence from text. Students will explore various genres and participate in a biography project in the spring.
In math, we will help students create multiple strategies to solve real-world math problems and scenarios, acquire mastery level skills in multiplication and division, maintain high levels of fact fluency, and communicate their reasoning with others.
Third grade Social Studies allows students to develop awareness and understanding of local community government. During this unit of study, students will simulate community planning, participate in mock elections, and city hall meetings, where decisions about current topics will be presented and negotiated. Participate in Junior Achievement, a U.S. Bank program, which brings professionals from the community into our classrooms to teach supply and demand, entrepreneurship, and economics. Students will also develop map and geography skills.
All of this in one school year? Whew! Get ready for a busy year!