Religion: The focus of the third grade religion curriculum is the church and the Sacraments. The student learns The Four Marks of the Church. The student explores the early Church through scripture. The student learns the Apostles’ Creed and Come, Holy Spirit.
Reading: Third graders are becoming more independent readers.
• The student understands and uses different skills and strategies to read.
• The student develops skills to understand the meaning of what is read.
• The student reads different materials for a variety of purposes.
Language Arts: Third grade students are continuing to develop their writing skills.
• They understand and use writing processes to create more developed pieces.
• The student writes in a variety of forms for different audiences and purposes.
• The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of written work. Third graders learn cursive writing
Mathematics: Third grade students are expanding their basic skills.
• They expand on concepts and skills related to addition and subtraction.
• They learn the meaning of multiplication and division and how these operations relate to each other.
• The students explore fractions and how they are used.
• The students learn measurement, time, and graphs.
• The students learn about polygraphs, perimeter and area.
• Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core.
Social Studies: Third graders learn about communities and citizenship.
• They identify the different types of communities and learn that different communities have different landforms and bodies of water and a unique history.
• Learn communities depend on citizens to participate in their government.
Science: Third graders continue to use the scientific process as they explore life, earth and physical science.
• They explore how plants and animals live and grow.
• They learn how earthquakes, volcanoes, water, and living things change the earth’s landforms.
• They explore and learn about matter and the physical and chemical changes matter undergo.
Technology: Third grade students will …
• Use technology within all curriculum areas to collaborate, communicate, generate innovative ideas, and to investigate and solve problems.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of technology systems and operations.
Enrichment: Students attend weekly enrichment classes for library, music, art, and PE.