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 – March 19, 2017

Parents, Friday was an incredibly busy day!  The third graders and I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by planting shamrocks and reading a book about St. Patrick.  Also, the students attended the Stations of the Cross presented by the seventh graders.  This was a particularly good experience for them because in a couple weeks they will…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – March 3, 2017

Parents, What a fantastic start to Lent the third graders have had!  The students attended Ash Wednesday Mass with their Falcon Faith Families.  They also attended Mass today with the fourth through eighth graders.  The students each made a Lenten promise, which they have taped to their desk.  Hopefully this will help them to be…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 24, 2017

Parents, Even though this week was a short week the students were incredibly busy!  The students finished learning their division facts.  They will start having division tests next week with divided by one and two.  Please make sure to review these facts over the weekend. The students finalized their saint reports and also presented them…