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 – October 26, 2017

Parents, We have had a wonderful week!  We’ve decorated doors, listened to an amazing guest speaker, participated in the Living Rosary, taken our pictures via drone, and had our Fall Parties!  Thanks to the room moms, Erin Allen and Gayle Dobson, for all of your hard work to make the party a success.  The kids…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – October 20, 2017

Parents, We have started multiplication and boy are the third graders excited!  They can’t hardly wait to learn more each day.  During our multiplication unit we will be stepping away from our math book.  This allows us time to work on understanding the concepts behind multiplication as well as learn the multiplication facts.  Please ask…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – October 13, 2017

Parents, It doesn’t seem possible that today is the end of first quarter!  During the last couple of month’s the third graders have experienced some terrific things.  Between our field trip last week, Adoration, and Mass today the third graders have had some unique and amazing experiences.  I do want to take a moment and…