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Grade 3

Third grade is an exciting year for students at Dwight School as they move into the second half of the Primary Years Program (PYP). Students develop greater independence as they complete research projects, work collaboratively with their peers, explore various technology platforms to communicate their understandings, and experience a greater emphasis on applying what they know to strengthen their skills. Teachers also continue working with students to strengthen the traits of the Learner Profile, which include being effective communicators, caring friends, and reflective, knowledgeable students.

Peek Inside the Classroom

On any day, you might find our Grade 3 students:

  • Establishing a classroom “economy” in which they earn money, pay rent and other bills, and make other investments
  • Teaming up with buddies in Grade 1 to make cards and collect food donations for residents of a nearby Senior Center
  • Using a telescope to view the moon and Jupiter at a nighttime “Star Party,” discussing questions about space with an astronaut via Skype, and creating videos to explain the earth’s seasons
  • Listening to a guest speaker, the Maasai Tribal Chief, talk about his village in Kenya
  • Creating personal goals for the next month based on individual interests and challenges

Explore the Curriculum

Third grade is an exciting year for students at Dwight School as they move into the second half of the Primary Years Program (PYP). Students develop greater independence as they complete research projects, work collaboratively with their peers, explore various technology platforms to communicate their understandings, and experience a greater emphasis on applying what they know to strengthen their skills. Teachers also continue the work with students to strengthen the traits of the Learner Profile, which include being effective communicators, caring friends, and reflective, knowledgeable students.
 

Curriculum Guide

LEADERSHIP

Martha Hirschman
Head of Lower School

mhirschman@dwight.edu
(212) 724-6360 Ext 220

 


Jessica Sarnicola
Associate Head of Lower School, Lower and Middle School Counselor

jsarnicola@dwight.edu

 

ADMISSIONS

Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6
mspahn@dwight.edu

 

Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6
lrodriguez@dwight.edu

 

Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207
mandolina@dwight.edu