3rd Grade Curriculum
Our goal is to create independent learners building on study skills and foundation et in prior years. We incorporate a multi-media approach - Utilizing film and art to reinforce what we are reading.
Houghton-Mifflin text, supplemental class novels (have included):
SSR/Independent reading- Students read Chapter books appropriate to the child's reading ability, in class and at home.
Spelling comes from the reader, with a practice test mid-week and a final on Friday. Third graders write daily- they master letter writing, journaling, creative and factual writing, the persuasive argument, reports, poetry, daily self-report.
Sadlier text is used in addition to stories from
The Lives of the Saints
The Little Flowers of Saint Francis
, and others. Students attend class and whole school Masses, and take part in at least one liturgy with another class during the school year. We have crafts related to religion and hold some classes on character building.
Educational Field Trips (may include):
- Pizza My Heart (Emeryville)- cooking concepts emphasize math, science and literature taught in classroom
- Young Peoples Concert - Symphony
- Day of the Dead Exhibit
- Cathedral of Christ the Light
- Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA)
- Mission Dolores in San Francisco
- Peralta Hacienda Historical House
Physical, Earth and Life Science
Numeration, Rounding, Adding Whole Numbers
Patterns and Relationships
Customary Measurements, Metric Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Volume
Decimal Operations and Money, Data and Probability
- Held three times a week