The 3rd Grade Ivrit curriculum focuses on the following areas:
V   Blending letters and vowels to read three-to-four syllable words
V   Reading and self-correction with aid of whole-word, context, and picture cues
V   Using grammatical forms, present and past tense
V   Participating in classroom discussion on text or information presented orally
V   Writing more complex sentences


V   Describing classroom activities and routines 
V   Tov bakitah (in the classroom) - becoming familiar with fellow students
V   Tov babayit (at home) - focus on daily routines at home, clothing, cleanliness, proper nutrition, life skills, and corresponding mitzvah observance 
V   Memory Box - focus on recollecting and retaining knowledge 

Lessons on each Jewish holiday will fill the calendar as we proceed from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays through Chanukah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot and other special days. The students will gain practical instruction in the traditions through arts & crafts and hands-on learning. They will also learn about the meanings of each holiday and their relevant customs and importance today.

V  Parshat Hashavua: Student will understand the story and details from that week’s Torah Portion. Student will also bring home questions to discuss the Parsha at home
V  Yamim Meryuchadim: Student will identify the date and significance of specific special days on the calendar
V  Chagim (Jewish Holidays): Student will identify date and significance of Jewish Holidays. Students will also learn customs and blessing of the holiday
V  Tefila: Students will learn to be fluent in reading the morning prayers and understand the significance of specific blessings. Students will progressively learn new blessings for their morning prayers throughout the unit
V  Pirkei Avot Unit: Students will understand the background, lessons, and stories of Pirkei Avot
V  Yidios Klaliyos: Students will gain knowledge in Judacis, and various other general topics
V  Shabbat Unit: Students will understand the importance of Shabbat and some of the laws that apply on that day

Reading is continuing to be the most important part of 3rd grade English. Now the focus of reading is transitioning from learning to read into reading to learn. However, it is important to remember that each child in Shaloh House has his/her own starting point and plan based on initial assessment and ongoing growth throughout the year.

Third Grade ELA students will participate in daily routines outlined by the instructor, such as daily homework checks and announcements, grammar review, Wordly Wise activities, in-class writing, and other class readings.

Areas of focus will be reading comprehension, multi-paragraph essays, understanding elements of a story, creative writing, and using proper grammar.

In Grade 3, students’ nightly reading assignment is to read for 25 minutes and write a reading summary. Each week, students will be responsible for knowing 10 words from the Wordly Wise lesson they are on in the textbook. 

Additionally, the students will be given prompts and asked to engage with their creativity. Major projects this year include the Election Project (government and democracy) and official interviews (journalism), as well as various written essays on history topics and reading selections.


V   Multiplication: two-digit numbers and two-digit by three-digit numbers
V   Division: Factors and Multiples. Long Division
V   Fractions - Identification, Adding/Subtracting, Multiplication
V   Tables and Graphs: Organizing Data/Word problems, Creating our own
V   Angles – Finding and Naming, Estimation and Measuring
V   Calculation Area and Identifying Perimeter
V   Quadrilaterals and Triangles: Area and Perimeter, Word problems 
V  Decimals – Addition and Subtraction


Using the many materials from the PEARSON Interactive Science Curriculum, all classes will cover basic information on Scientific Inquiry, Experiments, and Research.  All students will have some level of information about the formation of the earth, planets, evolution, and global warming.  We will all do a series of lessons on the use of water & will have the Boston Water Department in to do presentations on the use and conservation of water, tied in with the water cycle, weather etc…

Each week will be working through pages from the Interactive Science Workbook, supplementing with National Resource Materials provided by groups such as NASA, as well as working towards hands-on science experiments at the culmination of each chapter.  There are approximately 10 Chapters in each science book, as well as a myriad of extra materials available to supplement the study work.  Please read your child’s tracker for the most up to date information regarding the chapters we are reading and discussing.  This month we will be focused on the formation of the earth, which will fall in nicely with discussion of geography in Social Studies.

Grade 3 will go through the process of writing up a group experiment in the last semester.

In 3rd Grade Social Studies, we will focus our studies on the United States. The course begins with a survey of America today, and then studies different parts of the country by region. The study of each region is not only a history lesson, but a geography and sociology lesson as we learn about not only America’s past but its present as well. The “big picture” goal of this class is to enhance the student’s understanding of this country and its evolution overtime.