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Third Grade Curriculum



3rd (3)We offer a rigorous academic curriculum based on 21st Century Skills. We provide our students with a research based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Reading & Language Arts Development

  • Apply a variety of strategies to comprehend text
  • Read a variety of materials
  • Analyze story elements
  • Expand vocabulary
  • Spell grade appropriate words
  • Write for a variety of purposes
  • Use prewriting strategies to generate ideas, a purpose, and a plan for writing
  • Create drafts
  • Revise drafts for clarity and effectiveness
  • Edit and correct the draft for standard language conventions
  • Use reference tools
  • Expand speaking and listening skills

3rdReligious Development

  • Grow in understanding of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Understand the meaning of the sacraments
  • Describe the seasons of the liturgical year
  • Act out the Stations of the Cross
  • Grow in understanding of prayer
  • Recognize what it takes to continue the mission of Jesus
  • Grow in understanding sin and forgiveness
  • Develop a positive attitude of stewardship
  • Understand the role of the pope, bishops, and priests
  • Grow in understanding of social justice

Math Development

  • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
  • Multiply and divide within 100.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers.
  • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts or area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
  • Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Science Development

  • Scientific method
  • Cells
  • Energy
  • Plants
  • Life cycles of plants and animals
  • Motion and force
  • Health
  • Scientific reasoning skills
  • Current events in science

Social Studies Development

  • Use maps, charts, tables, and graphs
  • Analyze map elements
  • Identify the continents and oceans
  • Use political, physical, elevation, and population maps
  • Compare the five regions of the United States
  • Describe the physical features of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Describe the natural and man-made landmarks in United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Compare the natural resources of United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Describe the climate of United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Explain the purpose and need for government; local, state, and federal

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