Third Grade


Heather Freund

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 – February 19, 2018

Parents, Lent has started.  It is a time of sacrifice..  The students have all made a commitment to sacrifice something.  They wrote theses sacrifices down on paper and taped them to their desks.  Hopefully by seeing these reminders the students will remember their sacrifices and Jesus’ as well. This week the students worked on soft…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 11, 2018

Parents, This past week the students got back into their regular schedule!  They got to read the story, Ramona and Her Father, which is taken from the full length story by Beverly Cleary.  This story has a great example of a problem and multiple solutions.  The students even came up with their own solutions to the…

3rd Grade Weekly Update – February 2, 2018

Parents, Catholic Schools Week was a total success!  I think the kids enjoyed the various activities that were planned for the week.  I know today they had a great time bowling!  They were literally leaping for joy!  It was so much fun watching them bowl! Next week we will get back to our regular schedule…