3rd Grade

In the Third Grade an integrated approach is used to provide students with a balance of skills and strategies needed to become confident learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers.

  • Religion
    • Christ Our Life Program
    • Understand the Bible is a collection of sacred books made up of the Old and New Testament
    • Identify Biblical figures from the Old Testament
    • Research the lives of Saints
    • Understand parts of the Mass
    • Identify the role of each of Jesus' Apostles
    • Understand the Apostle's Creed as an express of faith
    • Identify God as three persons in one (Holy Trinity)
    • Identify and describe the Seven Sacraments
    • Learn responsible and irresponsible stewardship
    • Identify the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy     
  • Language Arts - Guided Reading Program with leveled books (fiction and non-fiction)
    • Reading Activities including skills in vocabulary, grammar, writing and comprehension.
    • Higher - level questioning and discussions
    • Variety of genres
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  • Math
    • Math in Focus Program
    • Math Vocabulary
    • Manipulatives
    • Games
    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Application to real life
    • Recall Prior Knowledge
    • Pretest, practice worksheet, extra practice/reteach, enrichment, chapter assessment, Problem of the lesson (word problems)
  • Science
    • Physical Science: Study of physical world around us
    • Life Science: Plants, Study of anumals, habitats, study of all living things
    • Earth and Space: Study of earth and Space
    • Engineering: Study of engineering and Design Process
  • Social Studies
    • History: Identify important past events by creating and using timelines, how groups of people influence the development of communities
    • Government: Foundation of Democratic Government, level of government
    • Geography: Identify hemispheres, cardical and intermediate directions, human and physical features
    • Economics: Trade and Money