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 – August 18, 2017

Parents, What a great first week!  I have had a lot of fun meeting your children and getting to know them.  I hope they have enjoyed the first three days of school! Next week we will be moving into our regular curriculum.  I would ask that you please check your child’s planner every night.  This…

3rd Grade Final Update – May 17, 2017

Parents, It has been a blessing to finish my 11th year teaching at St. Gregory’s with your children!  They have really grown over of the year.  I would encourage you to have your children to continue to read and practice their multiplication and division facts throughout the summer. Have a fantastic summer and see you…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – May 11, 2017

Parents, It’s hard to believe that school will be over next week!  The school year really has flown by!  I do have to say I am so impressed with how well the the third graders did signing at the music program on Tuesday night.  I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work they put…