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Catholic School

9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737

​909.987.7908

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
--Pope Francis

Third Grade Curriculum


RELIGION
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

FAMILY LIFE
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

VIRTUS
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

MATHEMATICS
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.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
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.

​TECHNOLOGY
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

SCIENCE

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

SOCIAL STUDIES
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.

FINE ARTS
MUSIC - 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

ART - Students will:
  • 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

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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)