Children in Grade 3 often begin the year with a sense that they can accomplish anything, and teachers provide an appropriately challenging environment to meet that attitude. Open to new experiences, third graders take pleasure in mastering new skills across the curriculum. The Singapore Math approach introduces them to more complex math concepts which include larger numbers and challenge students to build upon the skills learned in previous grades. Through Lucy Calkins’ Reading and Writing Workshop, children become adept at the strategies necessary for analyzing both fiction and non-fiction texts, while varied writing assignments embrace the children’s increasing ability to revise and improve their work. The focus on our local environment expands to include all of San Diego County, past and present. The diverse continent of Asia is explored and celebrated. Third grade students have their own laptop computers for classroom use. Emphasis is placed on proper keyboarding, research skills, usage, and maintenance. Each week, students attend classes in science, art, library, music, Spanish, technology, and physical education, so that they may develop awareness of a wide range of content and practice as well as build essential skills.