St. George Parish School

3rd Grade » Curriculum


The following information is provided as a general overview of the many curriculum areas that students should master at each grade level. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather an outline for each subject area.
Additional information can be found in the San Bernardino Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines. The California Frameworks for Public Schools provides further information and guidelines for what is to be accomplished at each grade level.

Third Grade:
Students will:
  • Religion (emphasis on Jesus is continuing His life and work through His Church)
    • Listen and respond to Scripture
    • Explain each of the Seven Sacraments
    • Give evidence of understanding "faith" words taught in lessons
    • Show self respect and respect for others
  • Family Life
    • Define positive self worth
    • Compare the reproductive cycles of living organisms and discuss how to care for the body
    • Describe human feelings
    • Recognize that each person is created by God with special gifts
  • Mathematics
    • Be able to read and compare whole numbers through four digits and round numbers to the nearest ten
    • Be able to do addition, subtraction facts through eighteen and multiplication and division through nine
    • Be able to read, write, draw, and compare fractions with like denominators
    • Be able to apply math knowledge and skills to a variety of purposes
    • Develop abilities in higher thinking, communications, and goal setting
  • Language Arts
    • Be able to understand, pronounce, and spell vocabulary from all subjects
    • Be able to write a sequence of several proper and legible sentences organized around a theme
    • Be able to gain information by listening to and viewing descriptions, stories, and informational presentations
    • Be able to use mass media
    • Be able to conduct research
  • Science
    • Understand plants and their processes
    • Understand ecosystems and how plants and animals adapt to survive
    • Be able to identify the basic types of force (magnetism, gravity, electrical, etc.)
    • Be able to observe, classify, and explain the properties of matter
    • Be able to solve problems using the scientific method (research, hypothesis, experimentation, findings, and conclusion)
  • Social Studies
    • Understand what makes up a community
    • Understand the geography of a community and how to be a part of a community
    • Understand the differences and similarities of communities throughout the world
    • Identify basic human rights and how they relate to what is right
    • Be able to think about other people and other places to solve problems and make decision
  • Music, Art, and Physical Education
    • Music is used throughout the day and well integrated into each subject.
    • Art is integrated daily into all areas of curriculum. They will be able to use the elements and principles of art to create and make art and use many kinds of art materials to create.
    • Organized Physical Education is scheduled weekly and games are taught for recess play.
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