3rd Grade

3rd Grade



  • I can round whole numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

  • I can fluently add and subtract within 1000.

  • I can fluently recall from memory the product of most two one-digit numbers.

  • I can use multiplication and division up to 100 to solve word problems involving equal groups, arrays and measurement.

  • I can fluently divide within 100 using strategies like fact families.

  • I can show understanding that a fraction is an equal part of a whole.

  • I can identify equal fractions if they are the same size or the same point on a number line.

  • I can recognize and explain that whole numbers can be written as fractions.

  • I can independently read, for a period of thirty minutes continuously, and understand text at a 3rd grade level. (F&P end of year level P)

  • I can retell, ask, and answer questions about a text.

  • I can describe characters and how their actions affect events in the text.

  • I can determine the meaning of literal and figurative language in a text.

  • I can use the text to identify key details, the main idea and ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text.

  • I can understand academic vocabulary in 3rd grade science and social studies texts.

  • I can read multiple texts about science or social studies and answer questions about what I have read.

  • I can use what I learn from text features (specifically maps, illustrations and photographs) to understand the text.

  • I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states an opinion, reasons that support the opinion, transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement.

  • I can write an informational piece that introduces a topic, includes illustrations, vocabulary words, transition words between informational sections and an ending statement or section.

  • I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, uses time order transitions, includes dialogue and provides a sense of closure at the end.

  • I can plan, draft, revise and edit my writing to include punctuation, capitalization and proper sentence structure.

  • I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

  • I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others.

  • I can write independently for a period of twenty minutes.


Social Studies

Physical Science

  • I can plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

  • I can make observations and take measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

  • I can ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

  • I can define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

    Life Science

  • I can construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

  • I can analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

  • I can construct an argument that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

  • I can develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

  • I can analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

  • I can use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

  • I can use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

    Earth Science

  • I can represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

  • I can obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

  • I can make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather related hazard.

  • I can explain the services provided by my state government.

  • I can explain the three branches of my state government.

  • I can explain the landforms found in Wisconsin and how they came to be.

  • I can locate the Great Lakes and surrounding states on a map.

  • I can name specific people from US History and explain their impact on our country.

  • I can compare two or more historical figures.

  • I can explain how money and banks make trade easier.

  • I can explain that different countries have different currency and they are not all the same value.




I can do everything I did in 2nd Grade and the following:


  • I can identify, create and perform whole, sixteenth and eighth note/rest combinations

  • I can identify, create and perform using low la and low sol .

  • I can conduct 2/4,4/4,and 3/4

  • I can keep good posture while singing and playing

  • I can play crossover patterns

  • I can identify, create and perform mezzo-forte and mezzo-piano

  • I can apply bar lines while composing music

  • I can identify Rondo form

  • I can label musical form using letters

  • I can identify and perform strong and weak beats

  • I can identify soprâno, alto, tenor and bass voices

  • I can identify instrument families by sound

  • I can explain how instruments make their sound



  • I can demonstrate knowledge of color theory

  • I can apply knowledge of tools and materials

  • I can generate original thoughts and ideas



  • I can utilize technology to present artwork

  • I can explain my artwork or portfolio work

  • I can identify good application of design principles



  • I can analyze components of visual imagery that convey messages

  • I can compare and contrast with the interpretation of others

  • I can speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art



  • I can create art creations that reflect community, tradition, and cultural influences

  • I can identify art concepts in the world around me

  • I can interpret art to learn more about the beliefs of others, as well as, a means to express my own beliefs