Third Grade Curriculum


Religion

A student will be able to:

  • understand and appreciate the four marks of the church
  • understand and appreciate our beliefs about God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • understand and explain what prayer is and what the sacraments of initiation, healing, and vocation mean to Catholics
  • understand and appreciate the Church’s ministries of community building, of the Word, of worship, and of service
  • recite and comprehend the Apostle‚Äôs Creed

Social Studies

A student will be able to:

  • understand how communities are alike and different
  • recognize the importance of resources to a community
  • understand that community and government provide us with different laws and services
  • explore how people relocate to different communities in search of different/better opportunities
  • use map and globe skills: direction, compass rose, map key, land forms, latitude/longitude, and infographic sources
  • practice good citizenship
  • practice using thinking and study skills

Language Arts

A student will be able to:

  • participate in daily shared reading of different forms of literature: poetry, plays, fiction, and non-fiction
  • read a selection to his/her classmates
  • consistently apply decoding strategies – prefixes, suffixes, possessives, contractions, present, past, and future verb tenses
  • consistently apply vocabulary strategies – synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs, context clues, summarize, sequence, and predict outcomes
  • develop comprehension monitoring strategies, – identify topic sentences and supporting sentences
  • identify literary elements: idioms, plot, setting, mood, and character
  • write a report/give oral presentations based on a topic
  • identify sources for finding specific types of information

Math

A student will be able to:

  • solve problems involving classification, ordering, graphing, number sentences, probability, and statistics
  • rewrite three and four digit numbers in standard, expanded, and word forms
  • complete two and three digit addition and subtraction problems with regrouping
  • apply skills of estimation
  • understand the concept of multiplication and division
  • use mental math involving multiplication and division facts of zero through twelve times table
  • explore the concept of equivalent fractions
  • identify geometric shapes and concepts
  • explore different forms of measurement
  • introduce decimals and their place value

Science

A student will be able to:

  • identify and describe basic characteristics of living things
  • understand how the Sun, Earth, and Moon influence one another
  • understand that the Earth’s surface and rocks are continually changing as a result of geologic process
  • investigate forces and how they relate to motion
  • recognize the simple machines around them
  • explore the concepts of energy

Art

A student will be able to:

  • use the design elements of line, shape, color, texture, and space
  • explore art history and some famous works of art

Computer

A student will be able to:

  • save and retrieve a file on our Network
  • insert a graphic
  • print a file
  • search the internet
  • use a variety of computer programs to enhance skills in other subject areas

Library

A student will be able to:

  • visit weekly and check out a library book for enjoyment reading and a book to supplement classroom assignments
  • use the Dewey Decimal System
  • use all library skills taught

Music

A student will be able to:

  • read and perform rhythms by moving, dancing, and playing instruments
  • sing in harmony using round s and partner songs
  • sing and praise God with Church songs

Physical Education

A student will be able to:

  • practice sport skills through participation in lead-up and recreational games explore locomotor movements with added complexity in sequential patterns
  • participate in sport lead-up games – soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball

Spanish

A student will be able to:

  • state the days of the week, months, and seasons of the year in Spanish
  • Introduce themselves and others in Spanish
  • Play games and sing songs in Spanish
  • identify: colors, numbers zero to fifty, foods, clothing, the face, animals, classroom objects, family, community, and the Spanish alphabet

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