Grade 3



The third graders at MUSE embark on a literacy journey through both reading and writing activities. During the third grade year, students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. The third graders begin to think critically about elements of fiction and nonfiction, and develop a variety of comprehension strategies. The students also strengthen their foundation of writing by sharing their ideas, interests, and passions. They will also practice the writing process including editing and revising.


Third grade students develop their number sense and build on their mathematical knowledge to learn new, complex concepts. Multiplication strategies are taught through hands on learning and applied to other skills. From division and fractions to telling time and measurement, the third grade students actively learn with manipulatives, games, projects, and a developing growth mindset!


Third grade students enjoy a variety of science including physical, life, and earth sciences. Using our very own MUSE campus as our science lab, students discover the states of matter, forms of energy, the Sun, and the Solar System. Third graders conduct experiments using the scientific method and explore the world around them.

Social Studies

The third graders take a glimpse of our California and United States history through our MUSE social studies program. Students explore the physical geography and maps of Southern California. They study the local Native tribes who once lived in our very own valleys, and they also research the beginnings of the United States highlighting the courageous individuals who paved the way for our freedoms.Specialist Programs


Teachers and students come together as a class to build community and focus on self-efficacy, self-reflection and communication. This daily practice allows time for students to set and reflect on personal goals. Topics such as community issues and social justice are explored. MUSORY topics are guided by the self-efficacy and communication standards in the grade 3 curriculum guide and are developmentally and age appropriate.

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