ABOUT 3RD GRADE
The 3rd Grade course is aimed at preparing students aspiring to excel in academics through advanced learning, review and practice of mathematics, verbal, writing and grammar skills necessary for 3rd grade. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours on every scheduled weekend. All course work will be complemented by quizzes, homework assignments and periodic tests.
Students will attain sufficient proficiency to solve related word problems and in applying language skills. SOL prep is part and parcel of the curriculum.
Below is a high level course content for Mathematics, Verbal, Grammar & Writing.
In the Math section of the class, students will work their way through different skill sets. Topics covered include Numbers, Time, Money, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Students will learn quantitative reasoning, mental math, speed and review technique. They will gain competence in timed tests.
Vocabulary: Meaning and use of new words
Reading Comprehension: Understanding meaning, purpose and conclusions of small paragraphs
Writing: Well structured and grammatically correct expression of an idea in a small paragraph and essay
Grammar: Punctuation, parts of speech, prepositions, articles, gender, and number
Students will acquire methods and techniques which will help them learn, retain, and apply the knowledge, positioning them to perform better at school. Students will be equipped to perform well in SOL.