Third Grade

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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 Recap – April 13, 2017

Parents, What a wonderful time of year, HOLY WEEK!  We have really been focusing on what happened to Jesus during the course of this week and preparing for the joyous celebration of Easter.  The students each drew a Station of the Cross which is now proudly displayed above our coat rack! I hope your child…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – April 7, 2016

Parents, What an amazing week the third graders had!  They went to Reconciliation and were on KQ2 news on Wednesday, got to watch the 8th grade play on Thursday morning, and then went to the Kidsfit event and lead the Stations of the Cross on Friday.  Not to mention they earned a NO HOMEWORK night…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – March 24, 2017

Parents, The third graders had a lot of fun learning about adjectives this week.  They cut pictures out of magazines and then came up with different adjectives that described their picture.  They also played I Spy and went on an adjective hunt!  On top of that the students have been learning about animals and how…