YOCUM THIRD GRADE BEARS ROCK!

Welcome parents and students to Third Grade at Yocum Elementary! We are looking forward to an awesome year as always! Our Third Grade Team is so excited for this year and a new adventure in learning for our third graders!

In Third Grade English, we focus on Narrative Writing, specifically teaching students how to write personal narratives. In these narratives, students will learn to write a story about their life in a way that fits a specific purpose or goal.

Third Grade is a BIG year in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at Yocum! We focus on applying our reading skills to learn more about weather and climate and the impact and traits of animal and plant life cycles, as well as engaging with these topics to develop and build 21st century career skills such as cooperation, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Engineering is another cornerstone skill we aim to ace in Third Grade. Our Third Grade teachers make sure we have a serious amount of fun while we do all of this serious learning!

For Third Grade Reading, we will focus on Shared Reading, a time when the teacher reads a book or passage and teaches a valuable skill from that text. All students read along with either a copy of the text in their hands or following along on a digital display. Guided Reading will place students in groups based on their current reading level to read and learn together. Our goal for both of these reading strategies is to increase students’ reading levels and enjoyment of reading!


Third Grade Teachers
LANGUAGE & READING

Brooke Burger — Room 205
brooke.burger@esd-15.org 

Imani Moore — Room 207
imani.moore@esd-15.org 

MATH & SCIENCE

Chrystal Gikley — Room 204
chrystal.gilkey@esd-15.org 

JaNell Aplin — Room 206
dontoria.aplin@esd-15.org 


ALL SUBJECTS

Amber Welch — Room 208
amber.newton@esd-15.org 


Bendette Glover — WOA
martha.glover@esd-15.org 


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