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 Update – April 22, 2018

Parents, The third graders had a busy and great week.  Thursday was especially exciting.  The students got to go to Northwest and watch a show about recycling.  Tate even got to go up on stage and play a drum made from a bucket!  He might have been joined by his teacher who was playing a…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – April 13, 2018

Parents, The IOWA Assessments are over!  YEAH!  The kids worked so very hard on their tests.  I was incredibly proud of them.  We want to thank Mrs. McCollum and Mrs. Pettlon for providing the third graders with snacks on Tuesday and Wednesday. The students had fun doing a variety of Mystery Science experiments once they…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – April 8, 2018

Parents, The third graders worked on learning some new skills this week.  The students have started long division!  This is a huge accomplishment.  Make sure and ask them the trick about the steps to long division (Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother). The students also learned about open syllables (syllables that end in a long vowel sound). …