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3rd Grade

Learning Goals for Third Grade (End of Year Expectations)

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them.
  • Learn the difference between fragments and complete sentences.
  • Write complete paragraphs and be able to write a five-paragraph essay with minimal assistance.
  • Learn and use the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, editing, revising, and publishing).
  • Experiment with descriptive, narrative, and persuasive writing.
  • Be able to read and write cursive letters and be able to write a legible signature.
  • Fully transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
  • Respond to text by answering inference questions.
  • Read and evaluate the text of different genres. 
  • Know their multiplication facts (0-12).
  • Know the basic steps to multi-digit multiplication.
  • Begin basic division.
  • Know basic fraction knowledge (numerator, denominator, equivalent fractions).
  • Work with both computation and story problems when doing mathematical work.
  • Be able to communicate fluently in written and oral English.
  • Explore science topics through investigation and experiments.
  • Learn about social studies topics (states, economy, people) through hands-on projects.
What’s FUN about Third Grade?
  • Field Trips – including an on island camping trip
  • Weekly specials classes such as art, music, library, and PE
  • Twice daily recess time
  • Overnight camping trip 
  • Opportunities to hear a variety of Read Alouds of fun, interesting books
  • Math Games and Math Centers
  • Learning Keyboarding
  • Wax Museum Project
  • U.S. States Travel Expo
  • Reading Buddies with a younger classroom
  • Weekly science activities
  • Novel Studies 
  • Hawaiian Animal Research Project
  • STEAM and Project Based Learning 
  • Schoolwide Halloween Celebration
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving Feast
  • Winter and Spring Programs
  • Parent involvement events
  • End of Year Celebrations (Talent Show, Spelling Bee)
What does my child need to start?
  • A backpack
  • Lunch (can be provided through our vendor)
  • A reusable water bottle
  • A change of clothes 
  • A respectful attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Successful completion of 2nd grade curriculum
*We provide all school supplies 

At HKS, we focus on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are. Our skilled teachers build curricula around our students’ needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.