Supervisor, Eileen DiBatista 781 393-2214

Director, Richard Trotta 781 393 2279

Through individual, group, and partner instruction students will be able to… • • • • • Walk, run, hop, skip, gallop, slide, jump, and leap Twist, balance, tumble, and extend Change movement, directionality, high, low,straight, zig-zag, fast and slow Catch and throw a ball from a partner 10-15 ft.away Kick a ball stationary or rolling towards them from 10-15 ft.away

Through their involvement in weekly art classes, grade three students will . . . • • • • • • Use different media and techniques to communicate ideas Use art tools in a responsible manner Maintain a clean and organized working environment Understand the storage and care of art materials Generate questions about artworks, art making, and art makers Select subject matter for individual art projects

Medford Public Schools
Medford, Massachusetts GRADE 3 ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS
This guide provides an overview of what a third grade student should know and be able to do in each subject area by the completion of the school year. The Medford Public Schools is committed to providing all students with the academic and problem-solving skills essential for personal development, responsible citizenship and life-long learning. The districtwide curriculum goals for all grades preK-12 are as follows: • To develop high standards and expectations for all students • To incorporate a balanced core of critical, essential learning that reflects national standards and the state curriculum frameworks for each discipline • To develop competency in communication, thinking, problem solving research and other critical skills • To connect learning to relevant situations and experiences outside the school setting • To measure student learning through multiple types of assessments including the MCAS • To integrate the curriculum, wherever possible, across subjects and grade levels • To effectively integrate technology into the curriculum • To recognize and respect the different needs interests and talents of all students For additional information on the curriculum, instructional and/ or assessment program of the Medford Public Schools please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at (781) 393-2364 Roy E. Belson, Superintendent of Schools 781 393-2442 Beverly G. Nelson, Deputy Superintendent 781 393-2364

Director, Richard Trotta 781 393-2279

Through group demonstration and individual practice the student will be able to… • • • • The student will use introductory keyboarding skills. The student will demonstrate intermediate word processing and editing skills. The student will save and print a document. The student will demonstrate a primary understanding of the Internet.

Supervisor, Eileen DiBattista 781 393-2292

The essential learnings for health are integrated with other curriculum areas and are discussed at age appropriate levels. Themes include: personal health, nutrition and fitness, drugs alcohol and tobacco, mental health, interpersonal relationships, human growth and development, family life, disease prevention, safety, violence prevention, community and consumer health.

Director, Richard Trotta 781 393 2279

Director, Kathleen Medaglio 781 393-2229

Given regular experiences in the music education classroom, students will be able to . . . • • • • • • Respond to the cues of a conductor Understand basic elements of music theory and notation Perform simple songs on pitch and in rhythm Gain a fundamental knowledge of musical instruments and their families Perform simple partner songs and rounds Find self-expression through the performance of appropriate repertoire

The Medford Public Schools are committed to insure access to the general education curriculum for all students. The Office of Pupil Services consists of the support service departments of Special Education, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Guidance and Title I.

Diane Caldwell, Assistant Superintendent 781 393-2273 Medford School Committee
Mayor Michael McGlynn Ann Marie Cugno Erin DiBenedetto John Falco Robert E. Skerry George Scarpelli Paulette Van der Kloot

Director, Carolyn Joy 781 393-2214 Director, Carolyn Joy 781 393-2214

ENGLISH Nicole Chiesa Interim Director 781 393-9016 In addition to reading and writing daily, students will be able to… • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Use a variety of strategies to decode and comprehend text Use picture clues to comprehend text Apply phonics skills to read/understand words/text. Apply appropriate usage/grammar: sentence structure Apply appropriate capitalization - first word in sentence, names of people Apply appropriate punctuation: end punctuation Apply appropriate spelling: consonant sounds/blends Acquire and apply new vocabulary Practice writing/literacy elements daily: initial/end consonants, consonant blends, vowels Apply knowledge of revision skills Demonstrate ability to use oral language Show literacy appreciation Demonstrate critical reading: interpretation and evaluation Develop handwriting skills: letter formation, spacing Demonstrate technology skills: simple keyboarding skills, directions

Through problem solving, reasoning, connections, communication and representation, students will be able to… NUMBER SENSE & OPERATIONS • Name, write, model, order, and compare numbers through 9,999; identify the value of the digits. • Know and represent multiplication/division facts through 10 x 10. • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. • Identify and represent fractions and mixed numbers; locate and compare fractions on a number line. • Recognize classes of numbers such as odd/even. • Estimate through rounding and regrouping. PATTERNS, RELATIONS & ALGEBRA • Describe, create, and extend geometric, addition, and subtraction patterns. • Write number sentences; find missing parts. GEOMETRY • Describe, model, draw, compare, and classify 2-D shapes; identify and describe simple 3-D shapes. • Identify and describe angles and lines. • Identify and draw lines of symmetry. • Plot ordered pairs. MEASUREMENT • Understand attributes of length, area, and weight; find area and perimeter of rectangles. • Select appropriate units of measure; carry out simple conversions. • Tell time to nearest minute; use a calendar. DATA ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, & STATISTICS • Collect, organize, describe, and represent data (tables, line plots, pictographs, tallies, bar graphs). • Find combinations for two sets of objects.

Earth Science: • Recognize earth as part of the solar system; describe characteristics of the sun and moon; explain the phases of the moon. • Understand that the earth revolves around the sun each year and rotates on its axis every 24 hours; connect this to day/night, movement of sun, moon, and stars across the sky, seasonal changes, and eclipses. Life Science: • Describe parts of seeds, flowers, and plants; explain pollination. • Recognize that living things go through predictable life cycles; give examples and describe the major stages of their life cycles. • Differentiate between observed characteristics of plants and animals and those that are affected by the environment. Physical Science: • Classify objects that transmit heat; describe how heat travels through different types of matter; describe how heat can change states of matter. • Identify and give examples of basic forms of energy; explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another. Engineering/Technology: • Identify materials used to accomplish a task based on a specific property (e.g. fibers—insulation). • Identify a problem that reflects the need for shelter, storage, or convenience (e.g. energy sources).
SOCIAL STUDIES Director of Humanities Bernadette Ricciardelli 781 393-2320
Students will be able to…

Coordinator, Rita DiCarlo 781 393-2375

Students will… • • • • • • Recognize and build upon vocabulary learned in grade 2 Respond to some common classroom commands Recognize basic grammatical concepts such as gender and agreement Name the major cities of Italy Explore foods as well as the customs surrounding food and meals Sing songs, compose written greetings, and spell much of what they can say

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Discuss the basic history, geography, economics and government of the City of Medford Identify and discuss local artifacts and sites as resources in understanding local history Discuss basic history, geography, economics and government of Massachusetts from the arrival of the Pilgrims Describe the life stories of key people in Medford History
Compare and contrast information gathered from maps and local historical resources

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