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 – September 29, 2017

Parents, Having Bishop Johnston here on Monday was a true blessing.  We were incredibly lucky to have the Bishop visit with our class for about 10 minutes.  He shared interesting information about himself like his favorite sports teams (KC Chiefs, KC Royals, and the Tennessee Volunteers), how many siblings he has (three – two sisters…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – September 23, 2017

Parents, WOW!  We have a fantastic week!  Our basketball game on Monday was amazing!  It was even better because we were blessed to have five NW basketball players join us!  Honestly it was wonderful watching them play basketball with the third graders.  I think they also had a great time.  For me one of the…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – September 17, 2017

Parents, This past week the students worked to make “silly sentences” in grammar.  They created various predicates and then meet with a partner and the partner had to become the subject to act out the predicate!  The kids thought this was absolutely hilarious as some of the kids had to act out some pretty funny…