Core Elements of Hillcrest as a Community School Academic Instruction Kindergarten Kinder Field Trips First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Support Services Enrichment LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER Literacy
Afterschool Programs Enrichment Hillcrest Project SF
Special Education Student Work Lunar New Year Celebration
Education Outside
Food Bank Family Support Network Parent Teacher Association
Wellness Behavior Coaching Wellness
DCYF Edgewood ExperienceCorps Family Support Network Instituto Reading Partners SCORES SF Ed Fund SF Food Bank SF-CESS

Third Grade

Third grade is an exciting year for our learners! Our students explore 5 themes throughout the year that are linked to reading, writing, and social studies and science standards. Our first unit is called "My Community," where students launch into reading and writing workshop and build community and citizenship within their classrooms.

Our second unit, "Space," links summary and non-fiction reading with patterns in our solar system. We are visited by a NASA expert and tour the California Academy of Sciences. The third theme of the year is "San Francisco." Students learn about their local Native American and city history and begin reading and writing fictional narratives. Students visit Mission Dolores and other local parts of their city.

Theme 4 focuses on "Advocacy," where students learn about matter and energy and local government and economy. They also study authors and begin writing responses to literature. Students visit 826 Valencia to engage with expert writers. Our final unit of the year is "Adaptations." Students study living organisms and write expository animal books while returning to non-fiction reading. For our final field trip, students visit the San Francisco Zoo and the Conservatory of Flowers. Our math curriculum is based on California state standards and focuses on number sense, algebraic thinking, measurement and geometry and probability and statistics strands.

3rd Grade Teachers

Cavagnaro, Rebecca Teacher
Healy, Sarah Teacher
Keane, Kristin Teacher
O'Bryant Carrillo, Stephanie A. Teacher
Rodriguez, Eric Teacher
Summer program Hillcrest 053.jpg
nuevas 019.jpg