On March 20, Governor Pritzker announced that the closure of Illinois schools will extend through April 7. In addition, a shelter in place order is in effect from March 21 at 5:00 p.m. through April 7. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our buildings will be closed. Staff will be available to answer the phone remotely between the hours of 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Please call your child’s school if you have questions or concerns.
Third Grade at Norton Creek is exciting and challenging! We strive to build independence in our students by modeling the Norton Creek 3B's: Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be a Problem Solver.
We used a Balanced Literacy Framework to instruct students daily in Reader's and Writer's Workshop. Students participate in a variety of literacy practices including shared reading/writing, read aloud, guided reading, conferring, independent reading/writing, strategy groups, word work and grammar, and handwriting.
Eureka Math serves as the primary resource for our mathematics instruction. 3rd graders learn multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement and more! Our three goals for fluency are to add and subtract within 1000, multiply and divide within 100, and memorize one-digit multiplication facts.
Our Science curriculum is centered around 4 units: Extreme Weather/Natural Hazards, Science of Flight, Forces and Interactions, and Lief and Survival in Ecosystems. We partner with the St. Charles Park District to provide additional support to this learning.
In Social Studies we study geography through map skills. We also explore Native Americans, Immigration and St. Charles History.
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303