3rd Grade

3rd Grade



  • I can round whole numbers to the nearest 10.

  • I can round whole numbers to the nearest 100.

  • I can add within 1000 with ease by using an algorithm or strategy based on place value.

  • I can subtract within 1000 with ease by using an algorithm or strategy based on place value.

  • I can explain the relationship between multiplication and division.

  • I can determine when to multiply and divide in word problems.

  • I can represent multiplication and division word problems using drawings, and equations with unknowns in all positions.

  • I can instantly recall from memory the product of any two-digit numbers.

  • I can decide if my answers are reasonable using mental math and estimation strategies including rounding.

  • I can explain any unit fraction (1/x) as one part of a whole.

  • I can use models to show and explain equivalent fractions.

  • I can estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of measure (gram, kilograms, and liters).

  • I can use a ruler to measure lengths in whole, half, and quarter inches.

  • I can find the perimeter of polygons when given the lengths of all sides.

  • I can use attributes to identify shapes.

  • 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 and 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

  • I can investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.

  • I can measure and observe an object’s motion to identify a pattern that can be used to predict future motion.

  • I can 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.

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

  • I can analyze fossil data that supports the existence of organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

  • I can construct an argument with evidence that some organisms thrive, some survive, and some cannot survive in a particular habitat.

  • I can analyze solutions to environmental changes that may cause changes in plant and animal life.

  • 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 show 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 explain how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

  • 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 rights and duties of being a citizen in Wisconsin

  • I can analyze the roles civic institutions play in my life

  • I can identify and explain the physical features of Wisconsin

  • I can analyze where and why people live where they do in Wisconsin

  • I can compare various cultures

  • I can explain the cause and effect of a specific historical event or person in Wisconsin

  • I can describe the role of money, banking, and savings in everyday life.

  • I can investigate how the cost of things change over time.

Music Art
  • I can use my singing voice.

  • I can read, notate, and use music vocabulary accurately.

  • I can move accurately with a variety of music.

  • I can play a variety of instruments with correct technique

  • I can participate and contribute positively in music.

  • I can demonstrate knowledge of color theory

  • I can apply knowledge of tools and materials

  • I can analyze components of visual imagery that convey messages


  • I can explain my artwork or portfolio of work

  • I can identify good application of design principles

  • I can utilize technology to present artwork


  • 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 artworks 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