3rd Grade

Students will:
• Listen and respond to scripture
• Show respect for self and others
• Recognize and contribute to the missions
• Articulate learning of the catholic doctrine
• Live Catholic identity
• Manifest reverence for the Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
• Experience and contribute to building of community
• Act as a peacemaker in difficult situations
• Understand ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education) vocabulary words
• Demonstrate service to the community
• Pray informally and formally
• Explain each of the 7 sacraments
• Understand the Liturgical seasons
Students will:
• Recognize that each person is created by God with special gifts
• Define positive self worth
• Examine the human family
• Discuss how to care for the human body
• Evaluate our environment and its effect on all life
• Describe human feelings
Students will:
• Participate in Lesson 1: Touching Safety Rules
• Participate in Lesson 2: Safe Friends, Safe Adult, Safe Touches
• Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
• Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family Rules
This school year we are transitioning from California State Standards to the Common Core State Standards. 
Students will:
• Apply math knowledge and skills to a variety of purposes
• Use the four step problem solving process (locate facts, identify questions, select operations, and label solution)
• Conduct surveys
• Use charts, graphs, tables, manipulative, clocks, money, models and other resources to solve problems
• Read, write, and compare whole numbers through six digits and round numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand
• Understand the relationship between whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals
• Recall addition and subtraction facts through 18 and multiplication and division 0-10
• Select appropriate symbols and operations
• Regroup numbers up to four digits in addition and subtraction
• Read, write, illustrate, and compare fractions with like denominators
• Identify, measure, and describe plane and geometric figures
• Conduct simple probability experiments and determine possible outcomes.
Students will:
• Read, write, speak, and listen for a variety of purposes
• Recognize story elements (themes, plot, setting, and characters)
• Locate, gather, analyze from various sources
• Enhance reading skills through technology
• Understand, use, pronounce, and spell vocabulary from all subjects
• Read for meaning (main idea, sequences, details, summarization)
• Read aloud clearly and fluently to a group
• Write clear coherent sentences and paragraphs in cursive that develop a central idea considering audience and purpose
• Organize thoughts before speaking or discussing, use visual supports, and speak in complete sentences
• Listen critically and respond appropriately to oral communication.
Students will:
• Apply science knowledge and skills to a variety of ​purposes
• Solve problems using the scientific method (research, ​hypothesis, experimentation, findings, conclusion)
• Conduct research (field research, library research ​experimentation)
• Use scientific equipment appropriately (safely, ​effectively, etc.)
• Know how to preserve the earth (reuse, reduce, recycle, ​refuse)
• Explain and identify plant parts, lifecycles, and the process of photosynthesis
• Understand ecosystems and how plants and animals adapt to survive.
• Identify how animals are classified
• Identify the basic types of force (magnetism, gravity, electrical) energy (electrical, solar, wind, motion, light, heat)
• Observe, classify, and explain the properties, states, and changes of matter
• Understand basic concepts of space and how they move in a predictable pattern
• Understand changes in the earth and forces that cause these changes
Students will:
• Describe the physical and human geography and use maps, tables, graphs, photographs and charts to organize information about people, places, environments
• Describe the American Indian nations in their local region long ago and today
• Draw from historical and community resources to organize the sequence of local historical events and describe how each period of settlement left its mark.
• Understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the U.S. government
• Demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region.
Students will:
• Be able to use keyboards and other common input and output devices
• Discuss appropriate and responsible use of technology
• Be able to use technology resources for problem solving self directed learning and extended learning activities
Students will:
• Recognize that notes have value
• Recognize that notes direct singing
• Understand how music is written (chorus, verses)
• Demonstrate an appreciation for different types of music
• Utilize skills to participate in liturgy
• Use the elements of art (texture/value, etc.) to create art/objects
• Use the elements of art (balance/unity, etc.) to make art/objects
• Use many kinds of art materials to create
• Appreciate and know art from other cultures and artists
Students will:
• Demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities (forward roll, jump continuously, throw and catch, and line dance)
• Demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities (changing speed to move away from another person)
• Assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance (warm up, cool down, daily activity, and exercise).
• Demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance
• Demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity (personal goals, and collect data)