Third Grade Academics
Third grade is an exciting year as we expand our reading skills and enjoy many different genres of books. Students read chapter books from the class and school library, novel units, basal text, a variety of fiction and non-fiction magazines and they will participate in Reading A-Z on our computer. We will study the United States in Social Studies and will have the opportunity to play state games, find out about our national parks and monuments and perform an exciting show about our “Fifty Nifty United States.” Students will research topics of their choice in both Social Studies and Science. They will spend time using the writing process to write reports and original stories and poems. Lots of new Math concepts are explored in third-grade, especially multiplication and division. Students will participate in Math Superstars and will have fun with math games to sharpen those important skills. Religion is our most important subject, because we are a Faith Community here at St. Timothy. Students will learn more about sacred liturgy, the sacraments and the saints of the Americas. Our Virtues program emphasizes respect and compassion. We build community through prayer, singing, games and class meetings. Our class patron this year is Our Lady of Lourdes.
Students have the option to bring a packed lunch to school or to order lunch through the STS Cafeteria. Fourth graders also have the opportunity to enjoy a packed snack in their classrooms during the day. On the Nurse’s Office page, there is a list of the allergies in your student’s classroom that may require special attention to food brought during snacktime.
Please be sure to check your child’s folder each night that need to be signed and returned. Students will receive an assignment notebook to be used to copy their nightly homework assignments. If you have something for your teacher or the front office, please send to school in your child’s folder. The best way to reach your child’s teacher is through email or a note in your child’s backpack. Classrooom news and announcements will be posted on the individual teacher’s Teachers page.
The majority of school-wide communication occurs on this website and our Principal’s Tuesday Tidbit emails. Emergency and last minute announcements may occur via our school messaging system which allows school-wide announcements from the principal via email and phone call. Please ensure that your contacts are up to date.
St. Timothy School follows the curriculum of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Curriculum guidelines are available on the Office of Catholic Schools’ website.