Third Grade Curriculum

Holy Spirit students in Third
 Grade will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Church doctrine and Sacred Scripture and apply it to their life
  • Understand and participate in Catholic worship, becoming familiar with the parts of the Mass
  • Deepen their understanding of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection
  • Learn how Jesus helps us be holy through the Sacraments
  • Express familiarity of the Ten Commandments 
  • Learn that Jesus gave us the Beatitudes as a guide to happiness
  • Develop a relationship with Mary by studying the Annunciation and learning how to pray the Rosary
  • Recite and lead prayer
  • Participate in a grade-level retreat 
  • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and perimeter
  • Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers
  • Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. 
  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
  • Recount stories and determine the main idea of a text
  • Describe characters in a story
  • Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or characters
  • Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories
  • Demonstrate understanding of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic
  • Convey ideas and information clearly
  • Write narratives
  • Deepen their knowledge of our connections to the past and the ways in which traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories
  • Focus particularly on local government, but also explore regional and national government structures
  • Explore the physical and cultural landscape of California, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had in forming the character of our contemporary society
  • Review all the notes, rests and music symbols they learned in 2nd grade. 
  • Learn to play boom whackers for the Advent Program (Boom whackers are tuned musical tubes.)
  • Play music bingo and other music games to help them identify the notes of the staff and will learn new music symbols
  • Learn songs to expand their range, challenge, but not overwhelm them and encourage confidence in front of an audience
  • Develop simple choreography to accompany their songs 
  • Perform in the Advent Program and the Spring Sing
  • Music class meets once per week for 40 minutes