Third Grade

3rd Grade- SUMMER 2020

Reading - Books & Authors for summer reading pleasure

Book Series: Judy Moody, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Little House Books, Dear America Collection, Classic Starts Literature, Blast to the Past, The Lemonade War, Percy Jackson, The Living History, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Black Stallion and many more.

Authors:  Beverly Cleary, Jeff Smith, Andrew Clements, Kevin Markey, Matt Christopher, Kate DiCamillo, Jacqueline Davies, Gary Paulsen, and Lauren Wolk to list just a few amazing authors.

Battle of the Books (aka BOB Books):  click here to see the book list for the 2020-2021 battle.

Writing-Ways to stay creative and keep your writing skills sharp.

  • Write a different ending to a story you love
  • Create a poem to go with your story
  • Write a song that tells the story
  • Design a cartoon strip about the story
  • Create a new book jacket for the book
  • Write a script as if it were to become a movie!
  • Start a journal and write about the different adventures and activities that you do  throughout the summer
  • Create a PowerPoint about a trip you took
  • Write a postcard describing different places you visit in and out of your neighborhood
  • Write your own narrative story about your summer

Summer Activities that involve Math

  • Measure the distance you travel on a trip, hike, walk, or activity.  See how many miles, feet, or inches you travel. (challenge: see how many kilometers, meters, or centimeters!)
  • Have a competition with your parents to see how fast you can do multiplication /division flash cards.  (Winner gets to have an award)
  • Cook your favorite recipes or create one.
  • Keep track of the weather and temperature.

Math Websites-to help keep skills sharp

Things to do in your area-getting out and about

  • Visit your local library to see what reading program they have for the summer.
  • Read the newspaper and look for free and new things to see in our community.
  • Go on a hike in one of the many hiking trails around Orange County.
  • Visit the zoo or aquarium and learn about new animals.

Science-activities for summer Science fun

There’s more to science than slime.  Try out some new activities.

3rd Grade Skills & Activities-just for fun!

Free educational games, online books, and comics.

Educational topics and to refresh learning from Scholastic.

All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!

What’s Up in the USA-virtual visits


Visit the National Constitution Center and enjoy a virtual one-stop civic education destination. Explore the museum's innovative, engaging lesson plans, activities, and other materials.  Additionally, the fun Educational Video Lessons are a hit with students nationwide!


What really happened at the First Thanksgiving? Become a history detective and find out!

In this fun, award-winning activity, you take on the role of a “history detective” to investigate what really happened at the famous 1621 celebration. (Hint: It was a lot more than just a feast!) Along the way, you will read a letter written by an eyewitness to the event, learn about Wampanoag traditions of giving thanks, and visit Pilgrim Mary Allerton’s home. As a final activity, you can design and print your own Thanksgiving exhibit panel.


Play free educational games online and learn more about coins! These fun kids games can be played for individual enrichment or as part of a lesson plan. We add new games often, so check back soon!


See Orange County as it was many years ago.  This is a pictorial visit sponsored by the Orange County Archives.