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Welcome Third Grade Students and Families!

Welcome to Third Grade!

My name is Mrs. Ashley DeCoy. This is my sixth year teaching third grade in the Blackhawk School District. I received my Bachelors from the University of Pittsburgh and my Masters from Robert Morris University. My husband and I have a son, Easton who is almost 2! He’s a very happy and active toddler! We love vacations on the beach, going on hikes, exploring the outdoors, and the park! I love having fun while learning and exploring so get ready for some FUN in third grade! If you need to contact me, please feel free to email me at or call the school. Thank you!

Spelling and Vocabulary
Click on the link under Resources Links to view a list of Spelling and Robust Vocabulary words from each Storytown Lesson.  
Highlights and Looking Ahead of the Third Nine Weeks:




In Math, we are studying division. Students continue to be successful in our Math Workshops. The students work together as a whole class practicing fast facts using NINJA MATH! The kids then work in groups to practice new skills with teachers and review skills with their peers, independently, and using technology. The GO Math! app is a great way to review information we recently learned.  



In Reading, the students continue the Daily 5 system. While students are doing this we are working with small groups conducting guided reading groups where we are focusing on skills differentiated according to student need. Some of the skills include comprehension, back up and reread, main idea and details, theme, summarizing, compare and contrast, author study, context clues, and fact and opinion, fluency, and accuracy.



In English, the students are working on different types of verbs.  We are constantly improving our writing skills each week as students continue to practice using correct punctuation, complete sentences, capital letters, topic and closing sentences as well as indenting.  


Social Studies:

In social studies, we have been studying economics and online safety.  We will be conducting a wax museum or an online biography project this period.



Within our classroom science, we have been studying rotation and revolution.  Students are learning that the seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis.  We will be closing out the school year with lessons on light, chemistry, and physics.  

Heads Up Newsletter
Parents, please see the weekly Heads Up Newletter that I send home with your child for all the weekly homework, tests, reminders, and any special events.  Thank you! 
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Blackhawk School District: 500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 Phone: (724) 846-6600 Fax: (724) 846-2021
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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