Third Grade

Third grade begins the entry into a standard classroom setting. Students have begun to work much more independently and are allowed to travel to their different classes by themselves. The students are now divided into two groups for both reading and math.

Curriculum

Language Arts

  • Develop proficiency in reading and be able to answer questions over material read
  • Identify nouns, prepositions, objects of prepositions, conjunctions, interjections
  • Recognize sentence fragments and the different types of sentences
  • Apply appropriate punctuation and grammar rules
  • Write one and two paragraph reports and five part letters
  • Apply cursive penmanship
  • Spell words on a spelling test
  • Develop individual and group speaking skills and listening abilities
  • Learn to use reference materials

Mathematics

  • Compare/order 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers
  • Round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, and thousand
  • Multiplication/division facts
  • Multiply a multi digit number by a single digit number
  • Solve problems involving addition/subtraction
  • Identify fractional parts of a whole

Science

  • Observe that energy has multiple forms and can be changed from one form to another
  • Discover that light has a source and travels in a direction
  • Determine that sound is produced by vibrating objects
  • Determine that an organism’s chance of survival is improved with adaptations
  • Recognize that food provides fuel for energy

Social Studies

  • Identify communities and define them as rural, suburban or urban
  • Explore America – migration, immigration, customs, cultures, celebrations, holidays
  • Identify ethnic, racial, etc. characteristics of a region
  • Examine economics
  • Learn about the U.S. government
  • Learn map skills and geographical features

Religion

  • Identify the seven sacraments and recognize them as a share in God’s grace
  • Recognize that we are called to share in Jesus’ ministry and mission
  • Show reverence and respect for the gift of life
  • Experience the different forms of prayer
  • Learn that the Church consists of a community of believers who follow Jesus and that we are guided by the pope and bishops

Enrichment

  • Art
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Library
  • Computer
  • Spanish

Special activities and celebrations

  • Grandmother Spider shares stories once monthly
  • Proud Papers Folders
  • Catholic Charities service projects
  • Adoration in the chapel – 2nd semester