Third Grade

Ibolya “Ibike” Ligotti

Highlights of 3rd Grade:

  • Native American Studies
  • Outdoor Education


About Ms. Ligotti

Mrs. Ligotti holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as well as a Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in French. She taught Hungarian Literature and Language Arts for five years in Romania. Mrs. Ligotti has been employed as a Special Education Teaching Assistant as well as an Instructional Assistant for both the Sonoma County Office of Education and Sonoma Valley Unified School District.

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Some dates and things to remember:

– Work on math addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts, they are the foundation of all math.

– Flashcards, math apps, spontaneous math problems are all useful tools. Consider working on daily.

– Encourage daily reading.

Language Arts

We study grammar, story writing and editing.  Students learn reading strategies to help themselves become thinking readers We read novels such as Winnie the Pooh, Ramona the Pest, and Charlotte’s Web and write about and discuss the contents of the story.  The students’ imagination is encouraged to develop and be used in their story telling through a variety of tools including readers theater.


The third graders learn multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, money, and geometry, all using the Common Core Standards.


The series twig Science is NGSS based and teaches students the science standards through hands-on experiments. All lessons have hands on activities and are aimed at small group instruction.

Social Studies

The emphasis is on the communities of California.  We study Native Americans as the establishers of our first communities.  We also study the European settlers and how they changed and influenced what was here already.  We learn of the history of Sonoma, our community, as well as learn about other California communities.


In 3rd grade we focus on the different Church Communities. We are a Believing, Praying, Caring, and Ministering Community. In the Spring we begin Family Life. We learn that we are unique and loving people, who are always changing.