In third grade, children start putting the learning pieces together to take on more complicated assignments. They begin to learn what it takes to be a good reader. They'll summarize their thoughts and be exposed to many literary genres and a variety of print forms, such as newspapers, magazines, and websites.
Math becomes much more challenging in third grade. Students work with larger whole numbers and with fractions and decimal numbers. They'll solve and explain addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.
Science investigations become much more detailed in third grade. Students explore more complex natural systems, such as relationships between the sun, Earth, and moon, weather concepts, and living systems (like the food chain).
Bobby Coston, Jr.