Welcome to Third Grade!


Welcome 3rd Grade Families:

We know that you all are excited to start a new year at Lyndale School. Our third grade team is also very excited and we have been working hard to collaborate and provide consistent and engaging curriculum for your kids.  We will again be departmentalizing this year.

CURRICULUM  Focused Instruction

Reading/Writing:  We will be doing a readers/writers workshop model along with leveled readers.  We will also be differentiating with word study.  (Ms. Covington)

Math:  We will using Focused Instruction along with Investigations (math curriculum) and supplemental materials for enrichment and extensions. This will also be the 2nd year 3rd grade will be using ST Math.  (Ms. Henderson)

Science:  Our units will be Living Systems, Solar Systems, and Energy & Sound (Mrs. Axness)

Social Studies:  We will using Focused Instruction along with the Core Knowledge curriculum: My World Now and Then (mapping skills), My Community, Ancient Civilizations (Rome), and Economics in our Community. (Mrs. Axness)

Neighborhood Bridges: We participate in a program called Neighborhood Bridges through the Children’s Theater. This program brings a teaching artist into the classroom once a week on Wednesdays. Through theater games, storytelling, story making and creative writing, students develop their abilities to write, speak, and think critically.


Your child will be receiving a blue Lyndale take home folder and a daily planner.  These should come to school with them everyday.  A weekly homework packet will be sent home on Monday. Perhaps the most important homework your child can do is independent reading. Every night they should be reading for 20 minutes.  There will be a “Home Reading Log” form in their folders where they can keep track of the books they’ve read.  Other homework may be included on the planner as the need arises.


The district has instituted a no food policy in the classroom. Please do not bring any food for birthdays this year.  We will be looking for other creative ways to celebrate these special occasions.


3rd Grade Updated School Supply List:

4 spiral notebooks red, yellow, green, blue

4 folders red, yellow, green, blue

12 pencils

box of crayons

box of markers

colored pencils

pencil box

1 ream of white copy paper

1 ream of colored paper

bottle of glue

2 large glue sticks

2 dry erase markers

2 highlighters

2 boxes of kleenex



2 large erasers