You are your childs first and most important teacher. We de value what you do each day to prepare your child for school. a Listed below are some of the things you can expect your child Gr to learn in Arkansas Public School 3rd Grade. This is only a sample and is not intended to include 3 rd everything that will be taught throughout the year. Arkansas Department of Education English Language Arts Science Read longer selections and chapter books independently. Learn by watching and gathering information from surroundings. Summarize major ideas in stories or informational texts. Learn about the life cycles of seed plants and mammals. Distinguish the main idea and supporting detail, cause and effect, and fact and Learn about the food chain and the opinion. relationship between different ani- mals. Write a selection of two paragraphs with a main idea and details. Become familiar with different body systems (digestive). Use appropriate format in writing (mar- gins, titles, indenting). Learn about the relationship between humans and their environment. Revise and edit own writing. Identify simple machines and their Use a variety of resources to locate uses. information (maps, charts, graphs, dia- grams, dictionaries, encyclopedia). Write in a variety of forms (story, Social Studies poem, play, essay). Learn how people in families, schools, Give and follow multiple-step directions. and communities set rules and solve problems. Mathematics Compare local community life with communities in other countries. Demonstrate number values (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands). Identify traditions found in Arkan- sas. Begin learning how to round numbers. Learn economic terms and identify Add and subtract whole numbers including them in the community. money. Develop and practice problem-solving methods. Learn how to multiply, learn multiplication facts, and use them to learn division strat- Identify citizenship rights. egies. Identify governmental leaders (local, state, national levels). Learn standard units or measurement including the metric system. Identify characteristics of rural, urban, and suburban communities. Learn about perimeter, area, and volume. Identify examples of cultural contri- Tell time to the hour and minute. butions to history (Native American). Recognize geometric figures in different Use national and state maps to iden- sizes, directions, and positions. tify continents, oceans, lakes, moun- tains, towns, etc. Develop, compare, and interpret questions about information. Describe and extend patterns.