Seeing students grow as readers and develop a love of reading are very rewarding aspects of teaching third grade. In third grade we continue to develop important comprehension skills and apply them in Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math. In Science we combine hands-on investigations with our expanding Science knowledge as we investigate various areas of life. Our Social Studies focuses on various types of communities and early American history. In our Math program, we build on the students' understanding of place value. Developing concepts for multiplication and division are also a key focus of 3rd grade Math. In writing, we compose personal narratives, persuasive letters, and informational reports during the year. In Religion class, we deepen our understanding of what it means to be followers of Christ and how we live that in our daily lives.
Some favorite projects we do in 3rd grade are: Salt Dough Landform Maps of the United States, Native American lodgings, Biography Reports and more.
My hope is that each of my students learns a lot, enjoys their 3rd grade experience, and continues to grow academically, socially, and spiritually throughout the year.
Educational Background: I hold a B.A. in English, a Masters in Education (Instructional Leadership), and I am a certified catechist through the Archdiocese.