Ridgeview Elementary School

PEAK SCHEDULE

Third Grade PEAK

THIRD GRADE CURRICULUM

A COUNTRY FAR AWAY
During this time, students develop their information processing, communication, creative, and critical thinking skills. During the first part of this unit, students learn research skills as they explore a variety of countries. Each student applies these skills as he/she chooses a country to investigate. Throughout the research, students explore what  it would be like to live in that country for a year. 

 
PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
The teacher will lead discussions and activities to help students function in groups, effectively interact with others, and strengthen their personal problem solving skills.
 
 
ACTIVITY AREAS
 
TOPIC STUDY
Topic study time gives each child a chance to explore subjects of interest. Students choose from a wide variety of subjects in the arts, sciences, and literature. After reading about the topic, the student uses the information to complete activities at the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  
 
MATH
The students develop their problem solving skills through a series of problems called Math Matters. Each set of problems focuses on one problem solving strategy such as guess and check, make an organized list, look for a pattern, etcAfter completing the initial problems and a wrap-up for the strategy, students use the strategy to solve a more challenging problem. Options are available for students who need more support or more challenge.
 
SCIENCE
The students use technical reading and scientific method skills as they explore electricity.

This Semester in 3RD GRADE PEAK

 

Theme Study:  Country Study

  • Continue  taking notes and citing sources- headings/subheadings are student choice

  • Use books, online databases, prescribed websites to take notes

  • Independently take complete notes for each heading and subheading

  • Organize notes in logical order to develop paragraphs

  • Choose a product to display deep learning of the country of study

  • Share products and learning

Science:  

  • Use the scientific method to answer questions and solve problems relating to electricity

  • Follow technical directions.  

  • Generate further questions about electricity for investigation

Topic Study:  

  • Use information processing skills to explore topics of interest in depth

  • Apply Bloom’s levels to deepen thinking; Deep thinking compare and contrast,  Draw logical conclusions, Applies thinking skills; deductive, divergent, analytical, evaluative

Math:  

  • Apply math strategies to a variety of problems including complex and real-world problems

PGD:  

  • Demonstrate persistence even when tasks are hard, ambiguous or frustrating

  • Be able to respond appropriately to feedback

  • Listen, respect and respond appropriately to others

  • Set SMART short term goals

  • Identify and utilize learning styles and multiple intelligences

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Wednesday:  Franklin/Lillian Schumacher

Thursday:  Lewis and Clark/Ridgeview

DAILY SCHEDULE

9:30 Arrive at Ridgeview
11:30-12:00 Recess
12:30-12:55 Lunch
3:00 Return to Building