Welcome to Third Grade!
Third graders at St. Paul Parish School are a community of learners who live our faith, work hard, play, and celebrate our love of learning. We work together to solve problems in a respectful manner and help each other.
The emphasis of third grade religion is how we learn to live like Jesus and work through His Church. Our goal in Language Arts is to develop a love of reading and the foundational skills to be successful writers. The focus of third grade math is to develop an understanding in multiplication and division, fractions, and two-dimensional geometry. The use of a variety of hands-on manipulatives and games helps students deepen their understanding of these basic mathematical concepts. The Social Studies curriculum centers on the concept of living and working together in communities. A highlight of our study of animal life in science is the ZooSnooze, an overnight trip to the Oregon Zoo in the spring!
3rd GRADE CURRICULUM (focal points)
Learning our faith: the Church, creed, the Sacraments, the Bible
Reading: fluency, accuracy, comprehension, and vocabulary
Writing: spelling, grammar, writing in different modes, oral and written reports, cursive writing
Multiplication & division, fractions, geometry
Characteristics and interactions of living and non-living things, states of matter, life cycles, weather patterns, scientific inquiry to explore the natural world
Nutrition, Second Steps, Steps to Respect, Talk About Touching, Called to Protect
Communities, government, geography, economics, history and cultures