3rd Grade

3rd Grade

(3A) Ms. Kathleen Hayden has been an educator for over twenty five years as an elementary school teacher. She has a Fine Arts degree from Radford University in Piano Performance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Christopher Newport College. Both schools are in her native state of Virginia, where she was raised in the beautiful Colonial Historic Williamsburg. Mrs. Hayden also enjoys teaching piano lessons and as a horse lover, instructs jumper riding students.
(3B) Dr. Sally C. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, Fine and Performing Arts from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a Bachelor in Music Education and Master in Choral Conducting. Her dissertation was in Arts Integration, so she is very excited that STREAM is a vital component of St Joan of Arc’s curriculum. Her teaching experience ranges from PreK4 through the collegiate level and cherishes the learning opportunities with the younger students.

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)