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Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Welcome to Jenks East Elementary.  A combination of involved and concerned parents, and active community spirit, dedicated staff and supportive administration makes Jenks East a school of excellence.

Currently, there are twelve sections of third grade.  These classes all include instruction in mathematics, language arts, reading, science and social studies.

Language arts curriculum includes thinking, listening, reading, writing and speaking.  In third grade the child’s language skills are enhanced through creative writing activities, as well as the teaching of grammar.  Cursive writing is taught at this level. 

At the third grade level, word analysis, word attack skills, comprehension, study skills, and communication are stressed in reading.  Reading is a complex process and no one method or device is a sufficient method of instruction.  Third grade teachers blend together the many techniques necessary to move toward reading proficiency.

Our study of mathematics greatly emphasizes problem-solving skills.  Math skills taught during this year are multiplication/division facts, geometry, and data collection.

The science curriculum in third grade encompasses life science, earth science, and physical science with the study of plant growth and development, rocks and minerals, and sound.  Inquiry, investigation, and discovery are important processes stressed during this year.

Social studies emphasize our community and local government, map and globe skills and current events.  An interdisciplinary content of history, geography, economics, government, and citizenship help develop these concepts.

Technology is integrated into all aspects of the third grade curriculum.  Students are taught to use computers to increase academic and research skills, as well as to enhance the productivity of their work.

We insure your experience at Jenks East Elementary will be a positive one.  If you have any questions concerning our program of procedures, please feel free to call us.  In closing we reiterate how glad we are to have you here at Jenks East.

 

Sincerely,

Jenks East Third Grade Faculty

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