The 3rd Grade Team

Mrs. Formentin - Room P1


Mrs. Leggiadro - Room P2


Mrs. Martin - Room 23


Ms. Hofer - Room 24


Mrs. Valendra - Room 25


Mrs. Sargent - Room 28 



3rd Grade Curriculum

Reader’s Workshop

  • To improve individual reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
  • To model the use of reading strategies
  • Provide opportunities to read daily using “Just Right” books 
  • To provide opportunities to  respond to reading through writing and discussion
  • To increase the level of reading fluency and comprehension.
  • To develop a greater appreciation of literature and the language expressed there-in
  • To challenge each student appropriately
  • To develop an enthusiasm for reading


Writer’s Workshop

  • To develop and improve overall writing skills
  • Utilizing the writing process by teaching strategies for planning, revising, editing, and publishing 
  • To organize ideas into paragraphs
  • To elaborate upon ideas composing pieces that have a beginning, middle, and end


Reading & Writing Units

  • Foundations
  • Author Study (Allen Say)
  • Nonfiction Genre Study (Report writing)
  • Poetry
  • Narrative  


Word Work

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar/Mechanics
  • Punctuation
  • Syntax


Everyday Math

  • Rigorous math program
  • CMT based standards embedded into program
  • Enhances problem solving skills
  • Concepts spiral from K-5
  • Incorporates real life situations and examples
  • Be sure to read Unit Family Letters on details and information on how to help your child learn the concepts in the units


Social Studies Units

  • Geography
  • Northeast Native Americans
  • Southwest Native Americans
  • Immigration


Science Units

  • Measurement
  • Chemical Tests
  • Soggy paper
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Animal Studies


Connecticut Mastery Tests

Third graders take the CMTs in March.

  • DRP (Degrees of Reading Power)
  • Reading: comprehension & open ended questions
  • Math: application & computation problems
  • Writing: narrative writing prompt
  • Editing & Revising

*Children will practice with sample test questions and learn test-taking strategies throughout the school year.