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Expectations for Incoming Third Graders

Expectations for Incoming Third Graders


  • Addition and subtraction rapid recall facts (sums and differences) to 100
  • Identify the place value of a three digit number
  • Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s,10’s and 20’s 
  • Identify odd and even numbers
  • Compare three digit numbers
  • Interpret a pictograph, bar graph and circle graph
  • Tell time to the hour and half-hour
  • Identify fractions (½, ⅓ and ¼) 
  • Solve addition and subtraction story problems within 100
  • Solve money problems 
  • Read and write numbers to 1000 using numbers, number names and expanded form 
  • Identify and count money


  • Identify an asking, telling, commanding and exclaiming sentence 
  • Know that sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark
  • Form a basic paragraph consisting of three to five sentences
  • Familiar with nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, compound words and contractions 
  • Identify the difference between long and short vowels
  • Ask and answer questions as who, what, where, when and why to demonstrate understanding of key details in the text. 
  • Read with fluency 
  • Understand the character, setting and plot of a story


* Independently solve problems

* Actively participates in group activities

* Know to work, play and share with others * Uses materials appropriately and respectfully