third grade

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third grade

n
(Education) (in the US) the third year of school, when children are eight or nine years old
ˌthird-ˈgrader n
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The tables shown in this document include: (1) Mathematics Grade 3; (2) Reading Grade 3; (3) Writing Grade 3; (4) Mathematics Grade 4; (5) Reading Grade 4; (6) Writing Grade 4; (7) Science Grade 4; (8) Mathematics Grade 5; (9) Reading Grade 5; (10) Writing Grade 5; (11) Mathematics Grade 6; (12) Reading Grade 6; (13) Writing Grade 6; (14) Mathematics Grade 7; (15) Reading Grade 7; (16) Writing Grade 7; (17) Mathematics Grade 8; (18) Reading Grade 8; (19) Writing Grade 8; (20) Science Grade 8; (21) Mathematics High School; (22) Reading High School; (23) Writing High School; and (24) Science High School.
Students are introduced to the word "AIDS" at the grade 3 level; dirty needles as a cause at grade 4; AIDS activism and transmission through sexual intercourse at grade 6; the homosexual connection at grade 7; AIDS and condom failure at grade 8; transmission by oral and anal sex at the grade 10 level.
The AIDS program teacher's manual informs the instructor as early as grade 3 that "information related to sexual transmission of AIDS should be used only if needed to answer specific questions."