Third Grade


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 – January 15, 2018

Parents, We had another busy week but continue to learn a lot!  The students worked on ou/ow words in phonics, am/is/are and was/were verb uses in grammar, drawing conclusions in reading, and different types of fractions in math. Of course our main excitement for the week was that the students received their stability balls!  They…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – January 5, 2018

Parents, We’ve come back to school in full force!  The students have done two stability ball lessons, learned more capital cursive letters, written about a “food” fever, had their Pizza Party, watched Chocolate Fever, done an art project, shared Flat Stanley letters, and played multiplication bingo!  To say that we have been busy in the past…

3rd Grade Update – December 21, 2017

Parents, We had a phenomenal week!  Between the music program, nursing home caroling, Falcon Faith Family Mass, Dance, and movie the kids had a great time!  They also finished their Christmas gifts for you, decorated their gift bag, made a card, and made giant 3D snowflakes! A lot of the kids have asked for instructions…