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Hi 3rd Grade Families! Welcome to third grade!!! My name is Amy Winner. I have been teaching for 12 years, and this is my 5th year teaching 3rdgrade. I have my Elementary Education degree from Westminster College and my Master’s in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University. I love spending time with my husband (Andy), daughter (Aila), and son (Archie). Third grade is a GREAT year!!! We will be doing many fun activities this year while we learn, explore, and discover many new things!

Blackhawk School District Grading Scale
A 90%-100%
B 80%-91%
C 70%-82%
D 60%-73%
E Below 60%
Highlights of the 3rd Quarter


In Math, we will continue studying multiplication throughout the third nine weeks. We are studying measurement and will move into geometry and fractions.


In Reading, the students will continue the Daily 5 system. While students are doing this I am 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, using graphic aids, author’s purpose, cause/effect, compare and contrast, prefixes and suffixes, theme, following directions, fluency, and accuracy. This quarter we will target these skills within our weekly reading passages in our Storytown books.


In English, the students will work on adjectives, adverbs, and conventions. We will also be fine tuning open ended response writings.

We are also learning how to write narrative, descriptive, and opinion writings. While most students are comfortable writing a basic 5-sentence paragraph at this point, we will continue to expand our writing into more detailed and comprehensive multi-paragraph writings.


In Science class we have been learning all about measurement. Students learned how to use a ruler and measure lengths to the nearest ½ and ¼ inch. Students measured different objects around the classroom as well as themselves.

Third graders will soon begin to explore physics and the chemical aspects of measurement. Students will learn about the different states of matter such as solids, liquids, and gases. We will also study the weather, including the different cloud types, the water cycle, and using weather tools.

Social Studies:

In Social Studies, we learned about Natural Disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornados, blizzards, and tsunamis. We are using Scholastic News, which are weekly "newspapers" that focus on PA History, local heroes, current events, and National Holidays. They have corresponding activities, including crossword puzzles, comprehension questions, True and False, and other fun activities. The students are really enjoying reading current events from their Scholastic News!

Please see our weekly classroom "Heads Up!" newsletter, sent home every Monday! 
1st Grade Orientation
Mon Aug 27 2018
2nd Grade Orientation
Mon Aug 27 2018
3rd Grade Orientation
Mon Aug 27 2018
4th Grade Orientation
Mon Aug 27 2018
Act 80 Day - Teachers Only
Mon Aug 27 2018
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500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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