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Room 124 Ms. Simon


Room 122 Ms. Chester


Room 125 Mr. Sepkowitz


Room 123 Mrs. Reuben


3rd Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade is a big year for Colfax Charter students!  Our third grade team focuses on helping students become independent learners.   We strive to provide a safe learning environment where mistakes are celebrated as teachable moments.  Third graders will be given new responsibilities and opportunities to grow as citizens of the Colfax community on Student Council and other campus groups.


 In third grade we make the leap from  “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  Students will become “reading detectives” as they explore the clues authors leave throughout literature and non-fiction text.  Inferential comprehension and drawing conclusions are just two of the many reading strategies that will be focused on this year.  Writing should have purpose, and our third graders practice writing pieces that others will want to read.  Narrative, expository, opinion, imaginative, and response to text are genres covered in 3rd grade. 


In math we are all about multiplying!  A major standard in the third grade is learning those multiplication facts.  We become math wizards as we learn to manipulate numbers, break them apart, and make real-world mathematics meaningful.   Addition, subtraction, division, fractions, geometry, and more make third grade mathematics an exciting challenge.


Parent participation is a key factor in student success.  Working together, the students, teachers, and families of the Colfax Charter Third Grade will have the best year yet!