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

Team Third Tribune 10-5-12

Another exciting (short) week has come in gone!  This seems to be such a busy time of year, with so many things going on and coming up! Here are some things we have been busy doing. Language Arts: This was our BIG week of assessment over Unit 1.  The student took a 3 day assessment…

Weekly Game Plan – October 2

Announcements: We went over the schedule for the day – please remember to bring in your library book if you have not. We introduced our positions/jobs for the week. Brayden is our Team Captain this week.  His board was shared with pictures, awards and special Bearcat items.   Appreciations: I appreciate….. Avery because she has a…

Team Third Tribune 9-21

Language Arts: Last week we read a story, “Wolf”, which was a fantasy (and also very humorous!)  Before reading the story, we generated a list of questions about wolves and put it all together for a class list.  We didn’t have TWO of the same question! What thinkers we have in this classroom! We were able…