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 – February 19, 2017

Parents, I want to start off by thanking all of you for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences!  I know that kids love being able to show off what they have been doing in class.  It truly is a blessing to work with your children and to work at St. Gregory’s School! I hope you all had a…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 9, 2017

Parents, We have had a great week so far.  The students have played a variety of games to help their learning including several Kahoots and a Plickers game.  If you don’t know what these are be sure to ask your children.   The third graders even got to go down to preschool  and teach them…

3rd Grade Weekly Recap – February 3, 2017

Parents, What a fantastic Catholic Schools Week we have had.  We all really enjoyed our trivia challenge with our faith families on Monday, Mugs in the Morning on Tuesday, the Multiplication Party on Thursday, and of course bowling this afternoon!  Thanks to all the parents for your support whether it be with the PD Fundraiser…