Third Grade Academics

In third grade, an all-inclusive, comprehensive, integrated program is implemented. Science, Social Studies and Creative Writing are interwoven and connected to the themed ELA and Math blocks for the week or unit.
In addition to Reading, 'Riting, and "Rithmatic,
Cursive Handwriting, Spanish and Religion are taught.
As well as, Music, Physical Education, Art, and Technology.   

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Learning to read is an excursion into the unknown. It's about meeting challenges head-on and gaining confidence with each victory. Preparing students for this voyage requires a program that introduces the right discoveries at the right time. When things begin to line up, you can see confidence start to shine in students' eyes. Journeys is a comprehensive K-6 English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing


By the time today’s elementary students reach adulthood, 75% of new career opportunities will likely be in STEM fields. ScienceFusion combines the interactive digital engagement today’s students expect and the learning support they need to advance in science with in-depth understanding. Science is taught with a STEAM approach weekly.


This year, consider the writing bar officially raised. Your child’s stories will amaze you, showing character development and dialogue. Your child’s opinion pieces and informational writing will be more organized and thorough. With this blossoming of writing prowess, your child will be using more sophisticated language, improved grammar, and overall heightened mastery of the form from beginning to end

Social Studies

Third grade is a transitional year when students build on the content standards from the primary grades by applying them to their community and the world. Students begin by analyzing their local region and students then expand to economic principles such as the impact of technology on production to global trade.  Students will also analyze how the environment of a place impacts humans there and how humans impact the environment. SocialStudies is taught with a STEAM approach weekly. 


Music education takes place 3 times perweek. Music education includes the enjoyment of musical genres as well as

processing, analyzing, and responding to sensory information through the language and skills unique to Music.

Students read, notate, listen to, analyze, and describe music and other aural information, using the terminology of music, as well as learn basic instrument skills. 

Art education is held 3 times per week. Students will use a variety of media to produce works of art. They will know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities.

Physical Education

Students will have physical education 3 times per week. Third grade does not change for gym class. Please provide a pair of sneakers that your child can bring to school and leave at school and not have to travel back and forth from school to home. 


Religion is an integral part of the Catholic School elementary program. It begins the preparation for further formal instruction. Religious readiness is the development of a positive self-image in relation to a loving God. A deep love of God comes from examples set by the family and the spiritual life of the parish community. A child‘s sense of God comes from the warm atmosphere of love and acceptance in the school environment where the child learns about God’s wonderful world. Prayer and class mass and all-school mass prepare the children to participate in the worship and prayer life of the local church.


Big Ideas Learning Math  will help you challenge your child in a way that inspires them to embrace the power of mathematics through real-world applications and experience just how fun math success can be.




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