In third grade, students will transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Our focus will be on explicit comprehension strategies enabling students to become better readers using Scholastic Mentor Text and authentic literature. Instruction will be provided in whole group and differentiated during small group instruction. Students will enjoy small group book clubs with their peers using authentic literature and incorporating comprehension and fluency practice.



Students will work on developing their vocabulary, phonic and grammar skills to become better readers and writers. These are all incorporated throughout the school day in the various subjects. Students will also take the NYS ELA test in April.


Students will develop skills in writing personal narratives, compare and contrast essays, persuasive essays, research reports and friendly letters.


In preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist, the third grade students will explore in depth the parts of the Mass. Students will learn “What Catholics Believe” and “How Catholics Worship, Live and Pray”.






Students will learn:

  • Prayers and Songs
  • Review of fundamentals (accurate spelling) of:
    • Numbers 0 - 30
    • Colors and Shapes
    • Classroom Vocabulary
    • Parts of the Body
    • Family Members
  • Calendar and weather
  • Articles of clothing
  • Expressions for state of mind:
    • sad
    • happy
    • upset
    • etc.


Third graders will spend the year learning strategies to multiply and divide. Students will be expected to learn their multiplication facts as well as develop an understanding for the various strategies involved in multiplication and division. Students will also study Fractions, Measurement, Perimeter, Area and Geometry. Students will take the NYS Math Assessment in the spring.

Social Studies

Students will learn to:

  • Gather and interpret evidence
  • Recognize and use different forms of evidence
  • Use chronological reasoning, causation, comparison and contextualization
  • Discuss time, continuity, and change
  • Use geographic reasoning and factors to understand communities and settlements
  • Explore the creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems
  • Study and participate in class activities and projects focused on developing civic ideals and practices

Science & STREAM


Students will perform many experiments in class. Topics of study include:

  • Forces and Interactions
  • Interdependent relationships in Ecosystems
  • Environmental Impacts on Organisms
  • Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • Life Cycles
  • Traits Weather and Climate
  • Engineering Design

Weekly Specials

  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Library