Third grade expectations evolve into personal responsibility and classroom and time management.
Students continue to explore Catholicism through study of Hebrew Scriptures, the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, parables, Saints, Moral and Venial Sins. Students are instructed in the elements of the Mass as well as the liturgical calendar to include Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. Students attend Mass weekly on Wednesday mornings at 8:15, on Holy Days of Obligation and special Feast days. They actively participate in liturgies.
Reading fluency in comprehension, identification of story elements, authors’ view and purpose, fact versus opinion, main idea and supporting details and oral and silent reading is stressed. Spelling, Phonics, Grammar, Penmanship, and Writing are major components of the third grade curriculum. The Accelerated Reader program augments reading comprehension and practice. Students are baseline tested to determine their reading level. Quarter goals are set and students read and take computer generated tests on AR books to increase their reading comprehension.
Concepts include number sense; place value, ordering, addition and subtraction facts to 18, multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication facts 1-10, division facts 1-5, division with remainders, and rounding. Algebraic sense: finding a rule which explains patterns and simple algebraic equations. Measurement using standard, non-standard, conventional and metric, area, perimeter, and volume, money, time, and temperature. Basic probability and statistic concepts such as predicting and verifying outcomes, constructing, interpreting and describing pictographs, bar graphs and line graphs are also taught. Geometry principles such as 2-3 dimensional geometry, recognizing shapes in the real world, manipulating shapes, identifying rays, lines (intersecting and parallel) and angles. Problem solving using a variety of strategies is also taught.
Students study basic physical, biological, and earth science. Study of the solar system is also conducted. Students conduct laboratory experiments and are introduced to the Scientific method. Participation Science Fair is mandatory in grades 3-8.
Students focus on communities both past and present. Study begins with personal migrations and family histories. Different cultures, their migrations and how they affect contemporary cultures are also studied. Skills such as interpretation of maps, charts and graphs are taught.
Students have morning and lunch recesses. Students in the third grade have approximately 30 minutes homework every day. Daily practice of Math and Spelling is essential. Occasionally, homework in Science or Social Studies is assigned.
Third grade students receive instruction in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education. They also visit the media center as well as the computer lab.
Students are exposed to basic elements of drawing through shapes and colors.
Students explore elements of Music such as recognizing a steady beat, melody patterns, whole, half and quarter notes, rhythm patterns, phrases, melodic direction, harmony versus melody and cumulative forms.
Students spend time in the Media Center through conducting basic concepts of titles, authors, and subjects. Students can check out books appropriate to their age level.
Students are exposed to fitness assessments, traveling/locomotor skills, Body management/Gymnastics/Dance, Soccer. Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, T-ball and individual dual sports such as Golf, Tennis, and Badminton are taught.
Student explore elements of conversation through greetings, salutations, colors, numbers, music, dance, and basic vocabulary. Directions, physical descriptions and family members are also taught.
The purpose of the technology laboratory is to integrate the use of technology with the curriculum. In that light, students spend their “lab time” with the assistance of the Technology Coordinator and their classroom teacher. Basic elements of word processing, graphing, research and simple publishing are explored.
Create a Graph--Input your data to create your choice of a pie, bar, or line graph.
Yahooligans! - Search Engine Designed for Kids.
Sites selected by the YAHOO! Inc. staff.
Other Kid Friendly Sites
These sites have entertainment or educational value for your children and can also be used to help educate them in navigating the web.
Ask Jeeves for Kids .....Great Question and Answer site
Kids Click ....Web Search for Kids by Librarians
Learning Planet .....Fun Learning Activities, set up in different Grade levels
Kids Domain .....Arts, crafts, downloads, jokes...great activity site
The Amazing Picture Machine .....Lots of Links to pictures that can be used for reports, school work or fun
TIME FOR KIDS- Read interesting information happening in your world.
DISCOVERY KIDS- Learn something new!!
FUNSCHOOL--Play fun learning games here!
Practice Multiplication with Mad Max
Practice Multiplication facts
MATH FLASH CARDS
TABLE MOUNTAIN--practice multiplication.
Practice your cursive here!!
Grammar Gorillas- Nouns and verbs practice!
Religion- This site is great for students and family. This site has faith based activities for all to enjoy.