Third Grade

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All instruction is based on District and State Standards

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking)


District adopted Benchmark Advance Program

            Small Group Book Clubs/ Guided Reading

Reading Logs Literature integrated with other themes
Core Literature-Charlotte’s Web  Read Aloud
Reader’s Theater   Sustained Silent Reading


Daily common core writing  Letter Writing
Weekly Spelling/ Vocabulary      Grammar/ Oral language
Writing Process, editing/revision  Word Processing (computer)

Listening and Speaking

Oral Reading  Presenting Projects
Listening Activities   Poetry Recital


EnVision Math Common Core Program

Grade 3 Domains                           

  • Number and Operation in Base Tens
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Number and Operations- Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement and Data


  • School Garden
  • Integrated FOSS (Full Option Science System)
  • Units-
    • Sun, Moon, Stars
    • Energy and Matter
    • Structure of Life

Social Studies

Ca Reflections:  Harcourt Brace

Units of Study-

  • Physical & Human Geography
  • Local Peoples & History
  • Local Government & Economy

Visual and Performing Arts


Art in Action


Activities for the development of fine and gross motor skills with emphasis on and refinement of: team building skills, organized games, sportsmanship and student participation.

Study Trips / Special Activities

Chabot Space Center  Ohlone Presentation/Activities
Folgers Stables  Filoli Nature Hike
Woodside Store  End of the Year Picnic, Beresford Park

Highlands Elementary School supports a school-wide program based on the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework.

Be Safe Be Respectful Be Responsible
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Terry Fayer -

Erin Keating -

Cara Gervang -

Lisa Hamor -

Stephanie Moran -