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 Update – December 15, 2017

Parents, Today was amazing!  We had a fantastic time ringing the bells for the Salvation Army.  Thank you to all the parents that helped us today.  What a great way to share holiday cheer! The students have worked so hard the first half of this year.  This week they finished their first reading book!  Next…

3rd Grade Update – December 10, 2017

Parents, This is going to be short and sweet since I sent out a newsletter last Monday to cover the last two weeks.  I wanted to remind everyone that students can wear PJs to school if they pay a $1.  The money collected will be used to help purchase items for the 7th grades angel…

3rd Grade Update – December 4, 2017

Parents, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and you were able to make it to the Holiday Fun Fest yesterday!  Last week was a busy week and the kids accomplished a lot.  The students went back to their math textbook, read a story about instant messaging, got to send me an email that…