Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning...for God is slow to anger and rich in kindness. Joel 2:13 Español

Sacred Heart Academy

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3rd Grade

3rd Grade is taught by Mrs. Judi McFarland.and Mrs. Kasey Luther, Instructional Aide.
Mrs. Maria Downey teaches Spanish. Mr. Josh Garcia teaches Physical Education.  Mrs. Kathy Seter teaches L.E.A.P.  Mr. Bradley Turner teaches Music.
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)