3rd Grade

3rd Grade

 

 

(3A) Mrs. Catherine Serra-Garcia holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology and African American Studies with a minor in Women’s Studies from New York State University at Binghamton, and Master’s of Arts in Education from Felician University. She holds NJ and FL certifications for Elementary Educator (K-6)
and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.

(3B) Mrs. Sylvia Mejia has been an educator for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Science and a Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

 

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

 “Saints Program”
Third Grade Retrea

MAJOR FOCUSES OF THIRD GRADE

 Reading Comprehension:  including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills
 The Writing Process: informative, narrative and persuasive writing.
 Research and Technology
 AR (Accelerated Reader) Program- goal setting, reading comprehension and vocabulary quizzes
 Multiplication, Division, and Basic Fractions
 Science- note-taking and experiments
 Social Studies- Map, chart and graph reading,
 Around the World Day – country research, Scholastic Weekly Readers

MAJOR PROJECTS OF THIRD GRADE

 Catholic Saints Report
 Character Traits and Story Structure Reports
 Famous Person Biography
 Science STREAM- Engineering: Build a Bridge, Environmental Protection, and Construct and Invent Simple Machines
 Around the World Day

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

 Math-Sadlier
 Language Arts-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 Handwriting- D’Nealian, Scott Foresman
 Religion- We Believe series, Sadlier
 Science- Scotts Foresman
 Social Studies- Harcourt
 Spanish- twice a week, taught by Spanish teacher
 Art -once a week, taught by Art teacher
 Physical Education– twice a week taught by PE teacher
 Music- twice a week taught by Music teacher
 Library
 After School Programs: Band, Chess Club, Chinese, Choir, Dance, Drama, Girl Scouts, Irish Step Dancing, and Soccer,

TECHNOLOGY

 Smart Board
 1-1 iPads
 Keyboarding – Type to Learn, Microsoft Office
 Internet Research– World Book/Britannica Online

COMPETITIONS

 Spelling Bee
Geography Bee

FIELD TRIPS

In-House Science Curriculum
 Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex

SUMMER PREPARATION

• Mathletics.com
Summer Reading (list on school website)

 

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