Exploring to Learn
Third grade is a significant age of transition in the classroom, where each child moves from learning how to read to reading and exploring to learn. The third-grade year centers on our theme, the Silk Routes, which integrates most of the elements of the third-grade curriculum – social studies, language arts, science, math, art, and music. Our thematic unit provides a meaningful context within which students develop skills concentrating on cooperation and communication through various group projects and individual studies. These moments provide opportunities to increase independence and shape emergent executive functioning skills, such as organization of work and materials as well as time management. The Silk Routes through southern Asia and Europe, with a focus on the exchange of ideas and goods and how these practices shaped the world we live in both then and now, provide a mirrored blueprint for the growth and development of our third graders.
Meet the Teachers
View the full Grade 3 curriculum, which includes a comprehensive overview of theme, language arts, math, social studies, science, technology, music, art, Spanish, physical education, and library.
Jamie's Charles River School Point of View
There is a sense of community here that is unlike any other school. I find joy in noticing students helping each other both in and out of the classroom. Children of all grades have deep conversations with adults in many different ways – from academic to social. The atmosphere is cheerful and studious and reflective of the school’s values and mission statement. CRS is committed to honoring the joy in childhood and does it well.
Grade 3 Co-Teacher
Kristin's Charles River School Point of View
I care deeply about creating a classroom where each child is known, respected, loved, and challenged.
Grade 3 Co-Teacher
The third-grade year centers on our theme, “The Silk Route: Trading Goods, Inventions, Ideas, and Beliefs,” which integrates most of the elements of the third-grade curriculum – social studies, language arts, science, math, art, and music.