Third Grade Curriculum


Major book topics include:

  • Creed
  • Scripture
  • Morality
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer
  • Liturgical Year
  • Numerous service projects allowing us to put our faith in action
  • Various school-wide service projects
Family Life
  • Strengthen and reinforce values taught in the home and in the school
Language Arts
  • Phonemic Awareness/English/Spelling
  • Students build upon phonemic knowledge from earlier grades
  • Utilize work attack skills, pronunciation, and memorization
  • Recognize the six different syllable patterns in words
  • Learn to spell words that are frequently used in the English language
  • Improving skills in listening, reading, writing, speaking, and language study through a variety of activities throughout the school year
  • Five-step writing process introduced: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing used on a variety of projects throughout the school year
  • Identify sentences and fragments
  • Edit punctuation, capitalization, and parts of speech
Reading Comprehension
  • Building upon reading skills from earlier grades, students will work to reach their full reading potential by increasing fluency and understanding
  • Predicting outcomes in literature
  • Evaluating and problem solving
  • Continuation of the mastery of basic Math facts including addition, subtraction,
  • multiplication, and division
  • Adding and Subtracting with regrouping
  • Place value
  • Telling time on both digital and analog clocks
  • Measurement skills

Topics will be covered in:

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Experiments and other hands-on experiences will be conducted through the school year
  • Students attend Camp Roger four times a year to enhance the science program, putting science into action with hands-on experience
Social Studies/Michigan History
  • Michigan’s first people
  • Fur trading
  • Statehood
  • Farming
  • Logging
  • Auto Industry
  • Michigan Government
  • Public Issues
  • Fieldtrip to Lansing to explore the State Capitol and Michigan Historical Museum
  • Reinforcement of correct letter formation for cursive writing
  • Students will have the skills to use cursive writing in their daily work