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Third Grade

English Language Arts

  • I understand that words can have multiple meanings.
  • I can write a story with multiple paragraphs.
  • I understand the difference between past, present, and future tense.
  • I can use a dictionary and glossary.
  • I can read and discuss a story including fables, folktales, myths, poetry, and drama.
  • I can create charts and graphs for presentations.
  • I read for fun and to learn about things I like.
  • I can sign my name in cursive.
  • I read for at least 30 minutes every day.


  • I can multiply and divide numbers 0 – 10.
  • I understand place values of 1,000 or more.
  • I can multiply, divide, add, and subtract to solve 2-step word problems.
  • I understand simple fractions as part of a whole and have a place on the number line.
  • I can calculate the perimeter and area of shapes.

Academic Behaviors

  • I prepare for my next day of school by setting my alarm and preparing my clothes.
  • I can write down my assignments and work on my own to complete them.
  • I know how to use online and print resources to find answers.
  • I understand how to log in and use a computer or tablet to access online school programs.
  • I can lead and participate in a group project.
  • I know I can get help from my parent(s), guardian(s) or teachers if I don‛t understand.
  • I make sure I organize my notebook and school supplies every day using items like dividers and binders

Motivational Experiences

  • I visited a local museum or nature center.
  • I have a library card and visit my local library once a week.
  • I visit my local park once a week.
  • I have visited a bank and/or credit union.
  • I visited my local public service organizations such as my police station, fire station or hospital.

Financial Literacy

  • I am saving for college with a Scholars Savings Account or other 529 program.
  • I have checked to see if I have money for college saved for me through CalKIDS.
  • I understand that there are different ways to earn money.
  • I know how to compare prices.
  • I can make lists and prioritize needs and wants.
  • I know there are different ways to pay for things, such as credit cards, debit cards, checks or cash.
  • I know that buying things online costs real money.


  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) talk to my teacher about my progress in school.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) know how to read my report card/progress report.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) goes to workshops/school activities at my school at least two times a year.
  • My family knows what my learning goals are, and my learning plans if I am in an English Learner Program or have an IEP.
  • My parent(s)/guardian(s) communicate with other parents in my class.
  • I go outside and play with my family at least once a week.
  • I help out my family at home with cleaning or other chores.
  • I share my school agenda with my family every day to organize/review classwork and homework.

College Knowledge

  • I know that I can go to college!
  • I understand that doing well in school will help me get to college.
  • I understand that college comes after high school.
  • I know the difference between a college and a university.

Health and Wellness

  • I sleep 9-12 hours at night.
  • I do a variety of physical activities.
  • I spend at least 60 minutes a day on physical exercise (including vigorous activity, and strengthening muscles and bones).
  • I eat a variety of nutritious foods that include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • I can understand my feelings and the feelings of others.
  • I can express and manage my feelings in productive ways, and can ask for help when I need it.

Digital Citizenship

  • I find balance in my digital life.
  • I care about everyone‛s privacy.
  • I know the power of my words and actions.
  • I define who I am.
  • I am a critical thinker and creator.

For more information:

To find out more about saving for college or to enroll in a college savings account click here.

To find your local library click here.

To find your local parks and recreation options click here.

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