It’s hard to believe that a whole school year has passed! Frontier’s 3rd graders have made such great progress this year!!
Important reminder: Frontier pays for your child’s subscription to Reading Plus (https://login.readingplus.com/) and IXL (https://www.ixl.com/signin/fe) through the end of the summer. This is a great way for your child to practice over the summer to be ready for 4th grade!
Exciting news! For this summer, Frontier Elementary will have complimentary
access to a STEM collection of 255 Interactive eBooks aligned to the Summer Reading Program theme,
Fizz, Boom, Read!
through the Pikes Peak Library District
About the Trial:
• Complimentary trial is good through August 1, 2014
• Read from library, home or mobile device - iPad compatible!
• Unlimited access and simultaneous usage - no check out limits
• Natural-voice audio and text highlighting on every book
• Go to
Collection includes Life Science & Animals, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science, Technology, Graphic Novels, Engineering, Biographies, Easy Readers, Nonfiction Picture Books in English and Spanish!
Summer Reading Programs: We really want to encourage students to continue reading this summer!! There are several fun Summer Reading Programs in the area. See the links below for how your kids can win fun prizes for reading this summer!
Pikes Peak Library District
Check out the Pikes Peak Library website for fun activities and information on their Summer Reading Program.
Barnes and Noble
Kids receive a
free book when they read 8 books!
Read 10 books and get a
Multiplication Practice: We have worked so hard on learning our multiplication facts this year, we don’t want the kids to forget them over the summer!! Some fun places to practice on line are Fun Brain (http://www.funbrain.com/), Multiplication.com (http://multiplication.com/), and AAA Math (http://www.aaamath.com/).
Looking ahead to 3rd grade for the 2014 – 2015 year here’s a look at our curriculum.
Colorado State Standards
Mathematics: We will be teaching the math standards with enVision math series. We will cover concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fraction, geometry, measurement and data. We also use STAND O.U.T Math, Rocket Math, and Math 4 Today as supplemental math materials.
Reading: The core reading curriculum is Treasures, by Macmillan, McGraw-Hill. The program is designed to help meet the diverse needs of all students. Accelerated Reader (AR) also incorporates each of the Treasures' reading selections; therefore, students may take comprehension tests on and earn points for all stories from the reading curriculum.
Language Arts: In addition to the writing component of the Treasures curriculum, spelling and grammar will be taught using the Daily Language Instruction (DLI) program, which is aligned to the Colorado State Language Arts Standards. Students will also work through the writing process as they compose narrative, nonfiction, persuasive, descriptive, expository, and poetry pieces.
Social Studies: We will cover the concepts of Civics, Economics, Geography and Colorado Springs History. This year, social studies will be fully integrated and team taught with the media/library and technology/computer lab specialists. Many of the lessons will take place in these settings and students will be assessed according to social studies and Educational Technology/Informational Literacy (ET/IL) standards.