Welcome to Third Grade!
Third-grade students deepen their understanding of Catholic teachings through religious education and participate in meaningful sacramental experiences.
In the third grade, students further their writing skills by practicing and improving various techniques. These include sentence structure, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Additionally, they expand their language abilities by acquiring and utilizing new vocabulary. Third graders apply their writing skills in all subjects throughout the curriculum.
Third grade students develop problem-solving skills in preparation for multiplication and division through the study of geometry, fractions, measurement, time, decimals, and 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 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.
Third grade students are introduced to cursive writing techniques. These techniques are taught and practiced in the classroom to ensure correct letter formation.
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.