Language Arts

Third grade students continue to develop skills in writing. Students practice and improve writing techniques through a focus on:

  • Sentence structure
  • Grammar
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation

They increase their knowledge of language through acquisition and use of new vocabulary. Third graders apply writing skills across the curriculum.


Third grade students extend their addition and subtraction computation skills prior to beginning the study of multiplication and division. Students continue to build skills for problem solving with:

  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Time
  • Decimals
  • Statistics.


Third grade students continue to focus on scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church. Emphasis is on the Church, and how they, as members of the Church are called to discipleship.


Third graders use spelling patterns and strategies to improve skills. Building spelling skills assist students to write fluently across the third-grade curriculum.


Third grade students are introduced to cursive writing techniques. These techniques are taught and practiced in the classroom to ensure correct letter formation.


Third graders explore and study Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science. Students are taught the skills of scientific inquiry for use with experimentation and problem solving.

Social Studies

Students in third grade learn how they are connected to other people in the local community, state, nation, and the world. Third grade students learn map skills, and how to interpret charts, graphs, and time lines. Students study history, geography, and the responsibilities of being good citizens.