Third Grade Curriculum

Room 110 - Miss Mary Wester

"We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of our Father's love for us." - Blessed Pope John Paul II


The title of our third grade religion book is Alive in Christ. We will discuss and learn about the seven essential, eternal truths of the faith- Revelation, Trinity, Jesus, The Church, Sacraments, Morality, and Kingdom of God.  All-school liturgy is celebrated on Friday mornings.

A literature-based program is used which exposes students to excellent and authentic children’s literature. This literature experience adds to each student’s background and knowledge of the world by helping him/her to develop concepts, to expand vocabulary, and to develop strategies for more effectively reading nonfiction and content-area texts. Students learn essential skills and strategies including comprehension, decoding, composition, and study skills in the context of reading and writing. The writing program emphasizes the six traits.  Also, the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics are introduced and reinforced.


We will be using Saxon Math 3 and discussing concepts and skills including computation, problem solving strategies, measurement, geometry, money, time, identifying patterns, fractions, graphs, and charts.

The curriculum provides an overview of geography, United States history and government, economics, and sociology.

The science program examines topics in Life science (plants, animals, and care of the human body), Physical science (relating to energy, forces, and matter), and Environmental science (Earth's land, cycles, and space).