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 Overview

Language Arts

  • Reading continues to be a priority in third grade.  Students will read a variety of literature.  They will apply the foundational skills learned in earlier grades to decode and comprehend text.  These strategies will be applied to all subjects.
  • The third grader will present information orally and plan, draft, revise and edit their writing.  In addition, students will gather and use information from print and non-print sources.  Third grade students will be expected to write legibly in cursive.

Mathematics

  • Students will understand numbers, relationships among numbers and terminology.
  • Students will understand operations and use them to solve problems.
  • Students will use expressions and equations to solve problems.
  • Students will explore basic geometric thinking.
  • Students will explore the basics of measurement.
  • Students will use appropriate statistical methods to interpret data.

Science

  • Scientific method
  • Energy, force, mechanical and kinetic energy
  • Simple machines
  • Adaptation increases and organism’s chances of survival
  • Life cycles, extinction, genes
  • Lunar cycle, Earth’s rotation and the solar system
  • Weather patterns and climate

Social Studies

  • In third grade, students begin a focused study of the state of Oklahoma.  The historic strand introduces selected Oklahomans who have been important in the development of the state and creates an appreciation for the many peoples who have settled in Oklahoma.  In the geography strand, students explore the physical and political features of the state including its natural resources.  In civics, students examine the structure of local governments and the state government.  In the economic strand, students explore how Oklahomans have used their natural resources to create a prosperous and growing economy.  Catholic social teachings will be incorporated throughout.

Religion

  • The Church and the community continue the mission of Jesus.  The Church consists of a community of believers who follow Jesus.  We are guided by our leaders, the pope and bishops.

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Enrichment

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

Special activities and celebrations

  • Grandmother Spider shares stories once monthly
  • Catholic Charities service projects
  • Adoration in the chapel
  • Trip to One Room School House
  • Land Run