Welcome to Mrs. Fallin’s Third Grade
“We love because He first loved us.” — 1 John 4:19
Third grade is an exciting year! Our focus will be on giving our best effort daily to learn skills in all subjects. Our goal is for the third graders to be excited about learning and realize it is okay to make mistakes while trying new things. We are working daily on becoming independent learners, keeping our assignments organized in agenda’s, and getting all work in on time.
Religion – We are learning about the life and teachings of Jesus, how to pray the rosary, and will memorize the Apostles’ Creed. We will be leading a prayer service for our school on October 16 joining with 3C to make a living rosary. Each third grader will be a “bead” as a part of the rosary. Parents are welcome to join us for our prayer service at 9:35 in the convent chapel.
Math – In math we will review place value, rounding, and addition and subtraction of larger numbers. We will start timed tests to help with addition and subtraction fact fluency.
Reading – We are reading stories from our Journeys textbook focusing on fluency, comprehension skills, character development, setting, plot, and identifying the problem and solution of a story. Students should be reading a fiction novel for a poster book report due October 26.
Science – Students will be studying plant structure and function, classifying trees, and adaptations that plants have to help them survive. We will have a guest speaker from Talk About Trees to help us learn to classify trees. She will take us on a walk around campus to help identify trees, cones, and leaves from their traits.
Social Studies – We are starting our Geography booklets to help learn map skills. Students should be able to identify and spell continents and oceans, locate Oregon on a map, and know basic map terms.
Writing/Grammar – Our focus is on writing complete sentences with detail. We will learn how to put sentences together to form paragraphs.