Third grade

Lanuage Arts Concepts

Listening, observing, and speaking in various authentic situations

Math

Higher level thinking applications made in computation, word problems, place value, geometry, algebraic concepts, mental math, and measurement

Religion

Religion: Human Family text studies; the Four Pillars of Catholic Faith (Creed, sacraments, commandments, and prayer); conduct research on church history and teachings; attend Adoration weekly

Social Studies

Students connect historical, geographical, economic, government / civics, multicultural, and reference skills to real-life situations; timelines; map skills; communities

Science

Inquiry-based learning through hands-on investigations, including an elementary science fair; process skills; physical, earth, space, and life concepts; present-day researchers; nutrition

Writing

Writing process steps; Lucy Calkins techniques for writing personal narratives, poems, persuasive essays, book reports, and research findings; introduction to cursive handwriting

Reading

Phonics Dance to enhance spelling and word recognition; reading a variety of genres, both picture book and novels; Battle of the Books participation; emphasis on fluency and comprehension; study/reference skills; multi-genre project

Spelling/ Vocabulary/ Grammar

Across-the-curriculum applications; word analysis skills; school and diocesan-wide spelling bee; basic parts of speech to construct meaningful, complete sentences

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