Third Grade - LeConte Elementary BUSD

Third Grade

Language Arts: To motivate young readers and writers to express themselves by drawing from their own experiences, selected author(s) will be studied to show how life experiences are subjects for their writings. Students begin to identify writing style and purposes and are able to state a preference for various writing genres, based upon their own reading and research of authors and texts. Third graders are introduced to at least four authors and four genres of reading and writing.   The writing process allows students to gain an understanding of the components of a good paragraph as they share their drafts with peers, and others. Cursive writing is also taught during the third grade year.

Mathematics: Third graders build on their math skills in the following strands: number sense, algebra and functions, measurement, geometry, statistics, data analysis and probability, and mathematical reasoning. Students deepen their understanding of place value and their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. Students estimate, measure, and describe objects in space. They use patterns to help solve problems, and they learn to represent number relationships and conduct simple probability experiments.

Science: Third graders learn the fundamental scientific principles of Physical, Earth and Life sciences. In Physical Science students learn to understand that energy and matter have multiple forms and can be changed from one form to another, and that light has a source and travels in a direction. Students study how adaptations in structure or behavior may improve an organism’s chance for survival. They will learn that objects in the sky move in regular and predictable patterns relative to the Earth. Students develop their own questions and perform investigations in each content strand.

Social Studies: Students in grade three learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which local, regional and national government and traditions have developed. Emphasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of California, including the study of Native American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they all have had in forming the character of our contemporary society and common memories.

Meet Lucero Lupercio

Third Grade Teacher, Two-Way-Immersion, Room 201


Meet Miriam Macias

Third Grade Teacher, Two-Way-Immersion, Room 202


Meet Piper Tracy

Third-FourthGrade Teacher, Two Way Immersion, Room 203