Third Grade

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Jamie Casteel

Welcome to Third Grade!


Third grade is an exciting year of learning and growing! The students learn about rocks, minerals, fossils, animals, plants, the water cycle, and more in science. One of the main focuses in math is learning both multiplication and division facts. The students also learn about perimeter, area, three digit addition and subtraction, etc.

Communication arts is filled with reading a variety of stories, reviewing those stories to improve comprehension, and getting a better grasp of the written language by studying grammar and writing. In social studies the students learn about being a good citizen, the three branches of the government, and map skills by sending out a flat version of themselves, similar to the book, Flat Stanley.

In religion the students expand the knowledge they learned in second grade about Reconciliation and Eucharist. One of the most important parts of religion for third graders is being given more responsibility at Mass by having various Mass roles. The students are trained to serve, song lead, and do the readings and responses!


Classroom News

3rd Grade Weekly Update – September 17, 2017

Parents, This past week the students worked to make “silly sentences” in grammar.  They created various predicates and then meet with a partner and the partner had to become the subject to act out the predicate!  The kids thought this was absolutely hilarious as some of the kids had to act out some pretty funny…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – September 8, 2017

Parents, THANK YOU!  Thank you all for the amazing support yesterday for our Hope for Harvey activities.  Our hat day alone raised over $500!  That’s is AMAZING!  Our Taco John’s fundraiser was incredibly busy as well.  We wouldn’t be able to do all of these things without your support.  The third graders had a great…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – September 4, 2017

Parents, The students worked very hard this past week.  They worked to identify causes and effects in several reading stories.  We read, The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash and identified the causes and effects as a class.  After going through their main reading story the students worked in pairs to make cards with various causes…