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Curriculum Plan for Third Grade

See Attachments below for Curriculum Map. Please note that this map is a guide, so we may be working ahead or behind the intended schedule.

Teaching Philosophy

The fundamental goal of teaching is to foster a love of learning. Learning can take place in many different circumstances and contexts. I honestly believe every child is capable of learning, and will learn. Each one of us has different learning styles: some learn best in lecture atmospheres, some are motivated by discussion, and others absorb best when they read and reflect on what they have read. Being able to work with different learning styles creates an atmosphere that is critical to learning. I also believe that students will meet any expectation a teacher sets for them. 

My job, as a teacher, is to create an atmosphere that fosters learning as well as makes my students feel loved and safe . I am an instructor because I have a passion for guiding students through the learning process, in addition to a passion for the material I present. 

Classroom Management

We follow the ROARS model for behavior.  ROARS stands for:






Every classroom rule and expectation falls under one of these categories. We use a classroom economy to focus on positive reinforcement and encourage Islamic behavior.


Reading: Journeys Basal Readers and Scholastic Guided Reading 
Math: Math in Focus
Science: Science Fusion
Social Studies: Harcourt Braces
Online resources incorporated into all subject areas: Super Teacher Worksheets, Teachers pay Teachers, Pinterest, among others.

Nadia Shalash,
Aug 21, 2020, 8:24 AM