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GRADE 3 The Grade 3 classroom is a busy, exciting place.

Grade 3 students
take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and
AT A GLANCE Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and
Social Studies. Some schools may offer additional optional subjects.

ART ENGLISH HEALTH AND MATHEMATICS MUSIC


LANGUAGE ARTS LIFE SKILLS

I can make it look even better! A spotted cow walked through the I know what to do if someone tries Introduction to multiplication and division. Feel the beat! In Grade 3,
Your Grade 3 child will focus on deep grass. Grade 3 students use to give me a cigarette. Thanks, but Your child will learn about numbers to 1000, students listen to different
improving the things they make their language skills to describe NO WAY! Your child will become using place value. They will understand, kinds of musical instruments
and on making their art look more things in greater detail. They make more confident about saying no to apply and recall addition facts up to and and recognize that sounds are
realistic. They will look closely at their own stories more interesting bullies and taking a stand in making including 9 + 9 and related subtraction facts, made in different ways. Through
the qualities of objects to make and notice how they can add safe and healthy choices. They will and add and subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers, movement, dance and singing,
their work as good as possible. excitement by saying certain words know what to do in an emergency including the use of mental mathematics your child will explore various
Your child will also use art to louder or at a higher pitch. Words and how to express feelings, even strategies. Your child will understand and kinds of music and discover
express feelings and ideas. become more colourful than ever! anger, in an appropriate way. recall multiplication to 5 x 5 and related different beats and dynamics of
division facts. They will solve problems music.
involving number, patterns, measurement
and data, and use symbols to solve one-step
addition and subtraction equations.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS


EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES

What are the benefits of an active Can you hear me? Grade 3 science What is life like in other countries? DRAMA
lifestyle? Your child will take part in students learn about sound and How are people in those countries FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES
various activities that will help them about rocks found on Earths like me? Your child will examine INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES
to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. surface. They test and evaluate communities in India, Tunisia, Peru
They will grow to appreciate the building materials and apply and Ukraine. They will explore how
importance of physical activity, while problem-solving strategies to build people live in these communities,
discovering essential life skills, such structures for a specific classroom gaining an understanding of the
as cooperation, leadership, fair play challenge. These young scientists global community and Canadas
and teamwork. also study the life cycles and needs role within it.
of animals.

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GRADE 3
AT A GLANCE

ASSESSMENT You play an integral role in your


childs education by providing the
Your childs learning is assessed using a variety of tools and
strategies within the classroom. Ask your childs teacher what encouragement and support he or she
methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you
and your childs teacher about your childs strengths, the areas in
needs to succeed.
which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout
their courses. Your childs teacher can then change or refine their
teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs RESOURCES
of your child.
A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources
Student Learning Assessments (SLAs) are digitally based provincial help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes
assessments available to teachers as a tool to use at their discretion. many student and teacher resources that support learning and
They provide a beginning-of-the-year check in. This enables teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and
parents and teachers to learn about and identify student strengths bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative
and areas of growth at the start of the school year. The SLAs are resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit
based on outcomes related to literacy and numeracy in language LearnAlberta.ca (http://www.learnalberta.ca/) to learn more about
arts and mathematics in Albertas current Grade 2 provincial the resources your child may encounter.
programs of study. Some questions include contexts from arts
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR education, health, science and social studies. Provincial assessment
CHILDS EDUCATION programs, including SLAs, are meant to complement, not replace,
BY VISITING day-to-day teacher observations and classroom assessment. For
more information about provincial assessment for Grade 3, contact
My Childs Learning: A Parent
the Provincial Assessment Sector by telephone at 7804270010
Resource
(toll-free within Alberta by first dialing 3100000) or by e-mail at
http://www.mychildslearning.alberta.ca
LAcontact@edc.gov.ab.ca.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

PROGRAMS OF STUDY AND RESOURCES SECTOR FRENCH LANGUAGE EDUCATION SERVICES


Telephone: 7804270010 Telephone: 7804272940
Fax: 7804223745 Fax: 7804221947
E-mail: curric.contact@education.gov.ab.ca E-mail: DEF@edc.gov.ab.ca