As members of Yarmouth Elementary School students work to become caring, respectful, and fair citizens.

A Responsible Classroom Citizen

  • Exhibits verbal self-control
  • Exhibits physical self-control
  • Respects community members
  • Accepts responsibility for work
  • Accepts responsibility for behavior
  • Is a collaborative worker

A Self-Directed Lifelong Learner

  • Is organized
  • Attentive during instruction
  • Works independently
  • Strives for personal best
  • Perseveres with challenges
  • Completes homework
  • Communicates effectively


Foundational Skills

  • Decodes by applying grade level phonics and word analysis skills

  • Reads grade level texts with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension


  • Retells with key details, character’s actions, and evidence from the text

  • Understands how successive parts of texts build on earlier sections

  • Understands varying points of view

  • Compares and contrasts story elements

  • Reads and comprehends literature independently at grade level

Informational Text

  • Provides evidence from a text to demonstrate comprehension

  • Determines the main idea using key details to summarize

  • Uses text features to understand relevant vocabulary and comprehend text

  • Compares and contrasts nonfiction texts

  • Reads and comprehends informational texts independently at grade level


Text Types and Purposes:

Narrative Writing

  • Develops a narrative that uses dialogue, actions, thoughts, and feelings

  • Writes the events of a narrative in sequence using transition words

  • Writes a lead that hooks the reader

  • Writes an ending that provides a sense of closure

Opinion/Persuasive Writing

  • Writes an introduction on a topic and states an opinion

  • Provides persuasive reasons in an organized manner

  • Uses transitional words to link opinion and reasons

  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Information Writing

  • Introduces a topic and groups related information together

  • Uses facts, definitions, and details to teach about a topic

  • Uses linking words and phrases to connect ideas within subtopics

  • Writes a concluding statement or section

Conventions in Daily Writing

  • Produces simple, compound, and complex sentences

  • Uses appropriate capitalization (proper nouns and titles)

  • Uses punctuation correctly

  • Spells grade level high frequency words correctly

  • Applies a variety of spelling patterns

Production and Distribution   

  • With guidance, strengthens writing by revising and editing

  • With guidance, uses technology to publish and interact with others

The following goals are expected to be secure by the end of Grade 3. Please note that these are secure goals, but they are not the only concepts to which students will be exposed at this grade level. Students will have a rich curriculum, and their experiences in math will introduce them to many new concepts that will deepen over time. 

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division
  • Multiply and divide within 100
  • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic
Number and Operations in Base Ten
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
Number and Operations—Fractions
  • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers
Measurement and Data
  • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition
  • Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes
Basic Fact Fluency
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication