The curriculum for third grade is determined by the North Carolina Department of Instruction. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools establishes the specific programs used to teach and meet the state objectives. On this page you will find documents and links that will explain in detail the instructional and learning expectations for each academic subject area.
Use the link below to examine the Common Core English Language Arts [Literacy] objectives for 3rd grade.
We will be addressing these objectives instructionally using the Balanced Literacy model for reading, Lucy Calkins Writers' Workshop for writing, Words Their Way for word work/spelling, and Making Meaning for vocabulary.
Use the link below to examine the Common Core Mathematics objectives for 3rd grade.
We will address these curriculum objectives through DPI instructional materials and Envisions 2.0 activities which encourage students to think creatively, develop and articulate their own problem-solving strategies, and work cooperatively with their classmates.
ABOUT COMMON CORE
The COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS [CCSS] initiative is a state-led effort to establish a single set of educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics based on the best research and the highest state standards across the country and internationally. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and are competitive in the emerging global marketplace. This important effort will help CMS prepare EVERY CHILD EVERY DAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!
To view a short video (in either English or Spanish) that further explains Common Core please click below.
At Selwyn, science instruction takes place in our classroom, during weekly visits to the Science Lab, through participation in our Nature Tales program, and by connecting with community resources while on field trips.
The link below will connect you with the North Carolina Essential Standards for 3rd grade social studies.