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3rd Grade

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

In the third grade, coursework becomes more challenging, proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation begins to play a larger role in all schoolwork and students are encouraged to become more involved in citizenship activities.

I am available if you need to meet with me:  Monday-Thursday before school 7:30-8:00 or after school at 3:30. Please contact me to schedule an appointment.  My e-mail is  or call the school at 342-7476.

Basic Curriculum

  • Language Art—Writing, Grammar, Spelling and Sentence Structure, Reading and the Accelerated Reading program
  • Math—Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Probability, Geometry, Time, Multiplication and Division
  • Social Studies—Communities, Government and Cultures
  • Science— The Human Body, Plants, Animals, Ecosystems, Rocks and Minerals, Simple Machines, and Butterflies
  • Religion:  Church Teaching, Scripture, Participating in and preparing Mass, Stewardship, Prayer and Service to the Community and, an Advent Retreat
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology

Important Keys To Success in Third Grade

Students should…

  1. Be on time and ready to begin each school day
  2. Have all materials necessary and ready for daily school work
  3. Homework needs to be complete and handed in on time
  4. Agenda planners need to be checked and signed by a parent each night
  5. Study weekly spelling words
  6. Study for tests
  7. Practice math facts each night
  8. Read library book 30 min. each night 
Parents please take time to know what your child does from 8:05 to 3:10. Talk with your child about specific subjects. Your interest and effort will directly relate to the success of your child at school. Please remember that both parents and teachers play an important role in the education of your child. I will do my best to help your child any way I can.

Agenda Planners


  1. To write daily assignments
  2. A reminder of upcoming tests and projects
  3. To help students to know what books and materials to take home for homework
  4. As a means of communication: notes, reminders, permission slips, etc. (these items will be stapled into the agenda)

Agenda Planners:

  1. Should be filled out each morning by the student
  2. Will be checked each day by me
  3. Should be checked and signed each night by a parent


  1. Students are responsible for gathering materials needed to complete assignments.
  2. Homework is to be handed in the next day. Fifteen points will be taken off for late papers.
  3. REDO assignments (those that receive a 59% or lower) are to be redone and handed in the next day. The two grades will be averaged for a final grade.
  4. Vacation days scheduled during regular class times are considered unexcused absences. Assignments will be posted to the Third Grade web page each day. Any sheets your child missed may be picked up when they return from their vacation. For each day your child is gone they will have the same number of days to make up the work.


Accelerated Reader

  1. Student’s reading goals are set based on the student’s reading range and that they should read 60 min. a day. We will have a silent reading time each day of 20-30 min. Please make sure that your child reads each night for an additional 20-30 min..
  2. A form will be sent home each quarter notifying parents of their child’s goal.
  3. Students will receive an accelerated reader grade each quarter. The points the student earns will be divided by their goal points and that grade will be averaged in with their other reading grades. If they exceed their point goal for the quarter they will get a 100 averaged in with their other reading grades.
  4. STAR testing will be done at the beginning of the school year. Each time the student reaches or exceeds their goal points they will be able to take another STAR test to increase their reading range.