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 – March 5, 2018

Parents, Last week the students worked on a variety of activities.  They learned about church leaders in religion.  The kids were fascinated when we looked at a map of the United States showing the different dioceses/archdioceses.   They didn’t realize there were that many and that each one has it’s own bishop or archbishop! The students…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 23rd, 2018

Parents, What a crazy week we have had.  I wanted to touch base with you since we only had school one day this week.  I have a couple of reminders listed below.  Please look them over. Double check the dates below to see when your child has a Mass role.  With the late start this…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 19, 2018

Parents, Lent has started.  It is a time of sacrifice..  The students have all made a commitment to sacrifice something.  They wrote theses sacrifices down on paper and taped them to their desks.  Hopefully by seeing these reminders the students will remember their sacrifices and Jesus’ as well. This week the students worked on soft…