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3rd Grade Supplies and Expectations

Ward Elementary

3rd Grade Supply List


For School:


  • 7 plastic folders with brads
  • 2 three-subject spiral notebooks
  • 3 one-subject spiral notebooks
  • 1 marble composition notebooks (at least 180 pages)
  • 3 package of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • 30 dry-erase (wipe off) markers
  • 1 large zipper pencil pouch
  • 6 dozen plain, wooden #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils, please)
  • 1 pair of regular size scissors
  • 3 packages of highlighters
  • 1 package of ink pens (Blue or Green Preferred)
  • 30 large glue sticks
  • 3 packs pink erasers
  • 2 packs of pencil top erasers
  • 2 box of 24-count crayons
  • 2 package of markers
  • 1 package of colored pencils
  • 2 package of 3×5 index cards
  • 1 art smock (or old shirt) that can stay at school all year
  • 6 boxes of tissues
  • 3 containers of Clorox Wipes
  • Old sock to use as an eraser for whiteboards.
  • Headphones (earbuds are preferred- Dollar Store)
  • 1 box of multiplication and division flash cards




  • BOYS: 3 box of sandwich size zipper seal sandwich bags
*We will label all supplies at school—please do not label individual supplies!


  • BOYS: 3 containers of hand sanitizer (30 ounces)
  • GIRLS: 3 box of gallon size zipper seal sandwich bags
  • GIRLS: 3 containers of hand sanitizer (10 ounces)


Teacher Wish List

4 Pipe Cleaners                                     4 Crystal Clear cups (8 oz.)

4 Popsicle Sticks                                      4 Recess equipment (kickball, jump  rope)

4 Construction Paper                               4 Chalk

4 Starburst Candy                                    4 Cardstock (plain, color. No pattern)



Third Grade Expectations


Welcome to 3rd Grade! We are excited to have your children in our classes for the upcoming year! We believe that teaching goes far beyond the classroom. We see your student’s success to be a shared responsibility by not only the students and teachers, but the parents as well. We expect students to arrive at school prepared to learn and demonstrating Ward Strong behavior. This includes: coming in with a positive attitude, having all homework completed, all necessary supplies, and self-disciplined.


We are thankful for your support in the upcoming year!


What you can do over the summer to prepare:

  • Complete the summer math packet These will be collected by your classroom teacher the first week back to school.
  • Practice and learn to read all the words on the attached Dolch Word List.
  • Memorize addition and subtraction facts. Students will be expected to know them upon entering third grade.
  • Continue reading throughout the summer to keep skills sharp! There are several ways you can do this:
    • You can take advantage of summer reading programs at your local library.
    • We encourage you to read daily with your child!


The following is a suggested list of supplies to be kept at home throughout the third grade year so that students won’t need to carry them to and from school:

  • Loose leaf/wide ruled notebook paper
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Crayons
  • Scissors and a glue stick
  • Flash cards – these can be purchased at the dollar store and will help tremendously with fact fluency!


We wish you a safe, happy, relaxing summer and look forward to seeing you in September for a successful Third Grade year!






Third Grade Expectations



 Reading/Writing/Language Arts:


Students will be exploring a variety of texts throughout the year.  In our discussions, students will learn to identify main idea, increase their vocabulary, and use various strategies to deepen their comprehension. Students will also be asked to present projects throughout the year. Students will be expected to write in complete sentences and use correct capitalization and punctuation.





Students will begin the year studying place value. They will need to know and identify the all place value through the hundred thousands. With that, we will move to rounding, estimation, multi-digit and multi-

step addition and subtraction, to name a few.


It is very important that students review addition and subtraction facts as we move through multiplication and division. Students will need to know all facts 0-12.


Please refer to the VDOE website for a full list of the SOL’s.



Students will have the opportunity to investigate the following science concepts throughout the year:

scientific investigations, simple machines, states of and properties of matter, animal adaptations and habitats, food chains, food webs, and interdependence, soil, phases of the moon, water cycle, natural resources, energy

 Social Studies:


Students will be traveling back in time to learn about famous Americans, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall.  We will learn about famous explorers, Ancient Greece, Rome, Empire of Mali. An important skill that will be introduced is map skills. Students will be expected to locate and label all 7 continents and the 5 oceans. Other concepts include: communities, rules and laws, citizenship and government, economics



Dolch Sight Word List


about better bring
carry clean cut
done draw drink
eight fall far
full got grow
hold hot hurt
if keep kind
laugh light long
much myself never
only own pick
seven shall show
six small start
ten today together
try warm


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