Progress Report Information: Grade 3

Information for Parents and Guardians

Grade 3 Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.


Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts

  • Identify structures, functions, and importance of the digestive system
  • Identify and explain the importance of healthy food and beverage choices
  • Describe the benefits of physical activity, personal fitness, and sleep
  • Define and describe non-communicable diseases
  • Describe proper and improper uses of medication
  • Identify body systems affected by alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Explain and create safety rules and strategies for at home, school, and community and recognize safe and harmful behaviors
  • Identify steps for healthy goal setting
  • Describe emotions that result from change and describe positive interactions
  • Identify appropriate ways to communicate 

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Evaluate how activity and diet choices impact health and determine appropriate water consumption
  • Compare proper and improper uses of medicines and consequences associated
  • Analyze harmful effects of ATOD on body systems and describe refusal skills
  • Explain the importance of safety rules and protective gear
  • Identify the benefits of setting health goals and strategies for solving health-related problems
  • Identify appropriate ways to express feelings and solve conflicts
  • Analyze how reducing, reusing, and recycling promote a healthy environment

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Evaluate the role of the digestive system
  • Develop a physical activity plan and a family safety plan
  • Identify ways technology has improved healthcare
  • Create message for medicine use
  • Describe the effects of ATOD, explain the effects of mind-altering drugs on behavior, and encourage others to not use drugs
  • Discuss ways to prevent injuries
  • Demonstrate ways to make and keep friends
  • Demonstrates positive communication and interactions with family and friends
  • Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Practice disaster-preparedness at home and school


Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artworks before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artworks

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Explores methods of representing subject matter
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately
  • Demonstrates control and craftsmanship with art materials

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics 

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and times to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork


Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Demonstrate critical elements for manipulative skills in combination
  • Demonstrate self-turn jump rope, simple dances, and an educational gymnastics sequence

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Apply the concept of open space while moving
  • Identify major muscles and bones
  • Name one activity and the muscles and bones needed to perform
  • Describe components and function of the cardiorespiratory system

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Explain the health-related components of fitness, identify one measure for each, and demonstrate one activity for each; cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition
  • Identify levels of intensity

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Explain the importance of rules, provide input into establishing rules, and demonstrate implementation of rules and guidelines
  • Describe the importance of cooperating and work cooperatively
  • Implement teacher feedback to improve performance and provide appropriate feedback to a classmate
  • Describe one group physical activity to participate in for enjoyment

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Explain energy balance
  • Identify one food per food group for a healthy meal and healthy hydration choices
  • Identify macronutrients and foods that are healthy sources of each macronutrient


Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Sing with consistent pitch accuracy (in tune)
  • Sing with expression, using dynamics and tempo
  • Improvise vocally

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Perform and improvise accompaniments, ostinati and pentatonic melodies 

 Responds to music with movement

  • Perform and improvise movement to a wide variety of music
  • Participate in action songs

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Identify, read and notate simple rhythmic patterns and pentatonic melodies
  • Identify musical symbols, dynamic markings and notes written on the treble clef
  • Compose rhythmic patterns and pentatonic melodies

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods 

  • Describe music and music performances from a variety of styles periods and cultures with music terminology
  • Aurally and visually identify orchestral instruments
  • Identify selected compositions and composers from four periods of musical history
  • Analyze individual music performances and reflect on success and areas for improvement


Communicates in the target language

  • Answers familiar questions using phrases and simple sentences
  • Copies phrases and simple sentences
  • Uses memorized language in familiar situations

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Imitates and identifies items or customs used by people in the countries studied
  • Begins to investigate different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Extends and reinforces material studied in other content areas


Communicates in the target language

  • Asks and answers familiar questions using predominantly simple sentences
  • Writes using mostly simple sentences
  • Uses independently created language  in familiar situations

 Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Imitates and identifies items or customs used by people in the countries studied
  • Begins to investigate different cultural points of view

 Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks


Demonstrates skills playing selected instrument as an individual and a member of an ensemble

  • Demonstrate correct body and hand positions, finger patterns, tone production, articulation, phrasing and expression
  • Demonstrate appropriate ensemble skills

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Read, write and perform music with various rhythmic patterns and meters
  • Identify key signatures and scales

Develops and applies critical listening skills as an individual and a member of an ensemble

  • Sing simple melodic tonal patterns
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately match tone, intonation and volume with others