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By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • identify the sacraments of initiation, vocation, and commitment
  • recognize that the Gospel is the written word of God
  • understand that the church is both a sacramental community and a servant community
  • explore the celebration of the liturgy
  • begin to understand the order of the Mass
  • recognize and prepare for Holy Days and Feast Days
  • experience preparation of and participation in prayer services and liturgies 
Language Arts
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
In Reading:
  • master basic story elements, draw conclusions, make inferences, and predict outcomes
  • communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes and to a specific audience
  • create and orally present reports or projects based on readings
In Writing:
  • use and apply the conventions of spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation across the curriculum
  • revise and edit written work
  • convey ideas and information from different genres of literature through written language activities, reports, and projects
  • organize information into a paragraph that contains topic sentence, related details and closing sentence
In Grammar:
  • write simple sentences
  • identify and appropriately use four types of sentences
In Penmanship:
  • apply appropriate letter formation in all printed writing
  • use cursive writing for final writing assignments
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • master basic addition and subtraction facts with the ability to regroup
  • demonstrate understanding of the concept and application of multiplication
  • demonstrate understanding of the concept and application of division
  • expand concept of time to understand a.m., p.m., and elapsed time
  • apply skills for addition and subtraction of money
  • understand basic measurement
  • solve word problems using a variety of strategies
  • understand place value to hundred thousands
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • understand the needs and characteristics of various plants and animals
  • investigate and understand the three states of matter
  • understand the differences between physical and chemical changes in matter
  • identify layers of the Earth
  • describe changes and results of natural phenomena (earthquakes, floods, volcanoes) on the Earth's surface
  • participate in scientific experiments and demonstrations
Social Studies
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • interpret and apply map skills
  • locate and differentiate between community, state, and country
  • research and report on individual states
  • identify and locate seven continents and four major oceans
  • locate various physical features and natural resources on a map
  • distinguish between urban, suburban and rural communities
Computer Technology
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • identify uses of technology in the community and how it has changed peoples’ lives
  • use a graphing program to enter data and graph results
  • identify the physical components of a computer system as either output, input or processing
  • demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques for upper and lowercase letters
  • retrieve and edit a word-processed document
  • create a multimedia project as a group/class activity
  • use telecommunications to locate information as a class project
  • create, save, and print a word-processed document
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • demonstrate an understanding that music is often a reflection of the culture in which the music was created
  • read and notate the beat, its subdivisions, and longer note values of rhythm
  • be able to find and play a small range of notes in the treble clef or on Orff instruments
  • learn to play musically simple songs on the recorder
  • sing alone or in a section while others sing contrasting parts
Progressively from Grade 3 through Grade 4, students will:
  • use a variety of materials and media (e.g. crayons, chalk, paint, clay) and various kinds of papers, textures, and yarns and understand how to use them to produce different visual effects
  • create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media
  • learn to use appropriate vocabulary related to methods, materials, and techniques
  • learn to take care of materials and tools, and use them safely
  • learn the elements and principles of design and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following skills:
    • for color: explore and experiment with the use of color in dry and wet media and identify primary and secondary colors
    • for line: explore the use of line in 2D and 3D works
    • for texture: identify variety of textures in the environment and artwork
    • for pattern and symmetry: explore the use of patterns and symmetrical shapes in 2-D and 3-D works
    • for shape and form: explore the use of shapes and forms in 2-D and 3-D work
    • for space and composition: explore composition by creating artwork with a center of interest, repetition, and/or balance and demonstrate an understanding of foreground, middle ground, and background
    • create 2-D and 3-D works from memory or imagination to tell a story or embody a fantasy or idea
    • select a work or works created during the year and explain how the work was made and why it was chosen
    • select works for exhibition and work as a group to create a display
    • develop and use criteria for informal classroom discussions about art
    • explain strengths and weaknesses in their own work and share comments constructively and supportively within group
Physical Education
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • develop patterns and combinations of movements into repeatable sequences
  • throw, catch, and kick using mature motor patterns
  • demonstrate proficiency in the beginning fundamental skills of appropriate individual sports or recreational activities
  • celebrate personal successes and achievements as well as achievements of others
  • distinguish between compliance and non-compliance with game rules and fair play
By the end of Grade 3, students will:
  • identify the parts of a book/glossary
  • use table of contents and index to locate information
  • know the location of science books in the library
  • know the location of encyclopedias in the library
  • find the title, author, publisher, place of publication on the title page
  • tell what a folktale is
  • locate a folktale in the library
  • find a subject in an encyclopedia by using guide words
  • use the index of a non-fiction book to locate facts
  • use the table of contents to locate chapters/sections in a non-fiction book
  • understand the concept of setting