Third grade is a critical year in the development of a Carden student.
In math, students will master their times tables, addition and subtraction with carrying, decimals, and introductory fractions, and apply this knowledge toward long multiplication, long division, and problem solving.
They will continue to build upon their reading and writing skills by completing the Carden Vowel Chart, reinforcing comprehension techniques, and learning formal paragraph writing and sentence structure, including the use of phrases and clauses.
In science, they will build upon and apply their previous knowledge of space and touch on a variety of new topics such as animals, energy, matter, and introductory anatomy.
Third grade will have an emphasis on world geography, touching on all seven continents and learning about the major countries and water systems of each.
Finally, we will study Native American history throughout the year, and the children will combine this knowledge with their newly formed writing skills in order to obtain background information, write their first research paper, and build a model home representative of their selected Native American tribe.