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 – November 17, 2017

Parents, This week the students learned about past tense verbs, more bossy r aka r-controlled words in spelling, as well as character traits in communication arts.  On Thursday the students drew a picture of themselves and labeled outside character traits.  These are traits we can see when we walk past someone.  The students then labeled…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – November 10, 2017

Parents, What a fantastic day we had.  Father Albert came over to school this afternoon and visited with the students.  He answered questions that they had come up with about the faith and about being a priest.  After our interview with Father Albert the students worked together to write a little synopsis of what they…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – November 3, 2017

Parents, The students presented their book reports this week and they did a fantastic job on them!  Hopefully you all received an e-mail with a video of your child presenting their report.  If you didn’t please let me know.  Thank you for all of your help with this project.  I hope the kids enjoyed making…