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3rd Grade Syllabus


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Third Grade Syllabus

Instructor:  Andrea Sifers              Room: B111

Contact Time: MTTHF 12:30-1:20 W 10:30-11:15 School Phone:  (918) 478-2465

Email: a_sifers@fortgibsontigers.org                             

Third Grade Objectives

Provide students curriculum concepts through studies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and reasoning in preparation for continued educational success.  The content will include, but is not be limited to, the following:

Language Arts

• apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend/interpret/evaluate/appreciate and respond to a wide variety of texts

• express ideas effectively in written modes for a variety of purposes and audiences

• demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking

• interpret, evaluate and compose visual messages


• Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division

• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic

• Develop understanding of fractions as numbers

• Solve problems involving measurement and interpret data

• Reason with shapes and their attributes

Social Studies/Oklahoma Studies

• Explore the physical and political features of the state including its natural resources

• Examine Oklahoma local and state governments

• Explore the economic impacts of natural resources used to create a prosperous and growing economy

• Analyze the significant events and historic personalities contributing to the development of the state of Oklahoma


• Motion and stability: Forces and interactions.  

• Simple Machines

• Ecosystems:  Interactions and habitats as well as food chains.

• Heredity:  Inheritance and variation of traits.

• Biological unity and diversity.  

Fort Gibson Schools has been a state leader in transitioning to a more relevant and rigorous form of instruction.  In this course the following will be expected:

• Reading:  Students will use active reading strategies to read various materials and text.  

• Speaking:  Students will express his/her original thought verbally in a clear and concise manner.

• Reasoning:  Students will analyze charts, graphs, or diagrams and make inferences about the data.

• Writing:   Students will express their original thoughts in writing through quick writes and/or formal writing.

Students will be taught using the following category of techniques:  

• Quadrant A-Students will memorize and recall basic principles and concepts.

• Quadrant B-Students will apply their knowledge of the basic principles and concepts to solve problems.

• Quadrant C-Students will prove the basic skills and elements of concepts taught across curriculum.

• Quadrant D-Student will evaluate the thought process they go through to work out “selected” problems.


District/Class Expectations:

To be a successful school takes the cooperation of all involved.  A handbook will be provided to each student that explains the most pertinent information and rules that each student should know.  A more detailed policy book is available for view in our library. Specific expectations for our classroom include:


•  Bring pencil, books, and all need material to class every day.

•  Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.

•  Keep hands, feet, books and objects (HFBO) to yourself.

•  No profanity, rude gestures, cruel teasing or put-downs.

•  Follow directions.

Grading Policy:

• Test/Quizzes 60%

• Daily Work 40%

Make-Up Work

• Late work will result in a zero for that assignment.

• Students who are absent are given one (1) day for each day they are absent to turn in their work.

• For school related absences, students must coordinate with their teacher to get their work in advance.

• There are two parent/teacher conferences per year (spring/fall).

• However, if you have questions or concerns or need to bring something about your child to my attention, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (918) 478-2465 www.ftgibson.k12.ok.us .