Third Graders

Third Graders

… show a high level of energy and willingness to tackle almost anything
… tend to be less cautious than younger children
… begin to act more responsibly
… begin to judge situations and consider what can happen to him/her
… have a deepening understanding of forgiveness and healing
… develop ability to feel empathy and compassion
… display enormous curiosity
… show increased self-confidence
… develop close friendships
… look forward to school for social and academic reasons
… want to belong to a group
… like to read and write for pleasure and entertainment
… need supportive reinforcement from parents and other adults
… experience family rituals and activities
… acquire computer skills and a developing understanding of technology
… enjoy video games and other electronic entertainment

3rd Grade Curriculum Guide for Parents