Heron Pond uses the McGraw Hill Everyday Mathematics program that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Each student has an individual log-in and password that will been sent home to use. This is a valuable resource that I encourage students to use. Students typically enjoy going to this site to play the interactive games that help build math skills. The Student Reference Book is a fantastic resource also available to our class online. The SRB helps explain skills and concepts taught in the classroom.
Everyday Math Student Link
The following content strands are emphasized:
*Problem solving, frequent and distributed practice of basic skills, mathematical games, and activities that explore a wide variety of mathematical content in everyday situations are woven throughout the program’s lessons.
*It is very important that students continually practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fast facts. Students can log-in to the to play a variety of fact games.
Reading Wonders is our literacy curriculum that has been carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, grammar, and communication skills are all part of the literacy curriculum. Reading Wonders by McGraw Hill Publishers is used as the anchor of the literacy curriculum and is supported with the following:
*Your child can access the literature materials, activities, games, spelling words, and lots more on the Reading Wonders website.
Reading Wonders Student Link
Our year begins with the study of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. The children will practice skills such as observation and labeling diagrams.
In Third Grade we study maps and globes, immigration and communities, landforms and water terms!
1. Charlotte's Web