Grade 3

  • Students would benefit from daily academics. You can create a schedule that will work best for your family. Try to incorporate reading, writing, math, movement, creativity and exploration each day.  Below are suggestions (no tech and online) for students to engage in learning. Please note suggested times have been included, but you should feel free to adjust as needed for your student.


    • 20 minutes on Dreambox /BCIS students - Symphony Math (log on through Clever) or practice math facts 
    • AND one choice activity (see below)

    Math Choices: 

    • Create two step word problems for someone in your family to solve using 2 and 3 digit numbers.  Solve it and see if their answer matches. 
    • Identify 3D objects around your house and name the number of sides, faces, and edges.
    • Create a math game (card or board) that practices addition, subtraction, or multiplication.
    • Complete this 3-Act-Task online.  If you’d like, challenge yourself and try higher grade level tasks, too!
    • Play Capacity Countdown online. 

English Language Arts (ELA)

    • 20 minutes “D.E.A.R.” time. (Drop Everything And Read) 
    • AND one choice activity (see below)

    ELA Choices:

    • Read a favorite story with someone in your family, then retell the story through a different character’s point of view. 
    • Be the teacher, read a book and create questions about the book.  Ask your parents/sibling to read and take your quiz.
    • Write a journal about your daily activities and the feelings you are having.
    • Choose a story on Storyline Online and listen to a famous actor read to you!
    • Practice your typing skills using Typing Club (see Clever). 
    • Read the story, Clean Start, online.  Try out a bonus activity at the end of the story if you’d like!


    • 20-30 minutes of movement (see ideas below)

    Movement Choices:

    • Make up a new dance. 
    • Go outside and dribble a ball or basketball to the tempo of your favorite song. Try dribbling the ball to one slow song and one fast song. What do you notice between the fast versus slow tempos?
    • Alphabet Fitness Challenge - assign an exercise to each letter of the alphabet.  (example - A= 25 jumping jacks, B= 5 push ups,...) Then spell your name by using the different exercises.  Try spelling a family member’s name or do your spelling words. (google doc available if needed)

Creativity & Exploration

    • Choose one activity (see below) 

    Creativity & Exploration Choices:

    • Sing a song together or dance to a song. Listen to a song on the radio discuss what style of music it is; what instruments do you hear, and what tempo is the song (is it fast/slow).
    • Play with a partner.  You need paper and a pencil.  Think of something to draw, close your eyes, draw it on the paper with your eyes closed. Your partner has to guess what you are drawing as you are drawing it.  If they guess it, it’s their turn to draw. If they can’t guess it, go again. This provides lots of laughs and team work!
    • Learn how to make a line design paper thinking cap sculpture online with artist, Cassie Stephens.  
    • Design and make a paper airplane. How far can you get it to fly?
    • Make a tower using 2 pieces of paper and 5 inches of tape. How high can you build a tower with these materials?
    • Make a list of light sources in your house or even in your neighborhood. What do we use these for? Write about one of these light sources and how it helps us.
    • Explore states of matter. What things are only found in one state? (Ex. Only a solid, liquid, or gas.). Two states?  All 3 states?
    • Participate in a virtual museum tour. (YouTube has many options available)
    • Choose some Lego Challenge Cards  online and complete the challenges!