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Lakeview Elementary - Academic Programs - Third Grade

Third Grade Teachers

  • Bethany Jimison
  • Ashley Miner
  • Melissa Quillin
  • Emy Williams

Third Grade: A year to grow toward independence.


The literacy curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop and enhance skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking through a balanced literacy approach:

Units of Study in Writing (Teacher College)

Balanced Literacy (Fountas & Pinnell)

  • Interactive Read-Aloud
  • Shared Reading
  • Writing About Reading
  • Phonics & Word Study
  • Guided Reading


The third grade’s math emphasis is on reasoning and problem solving. Units we cover are:

  • Mathematical Thinking at Grade 3
  • Things That Come in Groups (Multiplication and Division)
  • Landmarks in Hundreds (The Number System)
  • Fair Shares (Fractions)
  • Flips, Turns, and Area (2D Geometry)
  • From Paces to Feet (Measuring and Data)
  • Up and Down the Number Line (Changes)
  • Combining and Comparing (Addition and Subtraction)


Students will conduct investigations to learn scientific concepts, analyse data, ask questions, and construct ideas through the following units:

  • Physics of Sound
  • Plant Development
  • Ideas and Inventions
  • Water

Social Studies

Students will learn through experiential exercises the following skills:

  • Maps and globes
  • Geography of their community and areas around them
  • Immigration
  • Different cultures and how they contribute to the way of life in America
  • Economy (supply and demand)
  • How global trade ties many parts of the world together
  • Positions and Departments in a City Hall
  • Having a voice in the community (public meetings, demonstrations, and voting)

Lakeview Elementary School
111 North Chabal Street , Solon, IA 52333

319-624-3401 • 319-624-4176 (fax)

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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