Faculty & Staff » 3rd Grade
Mrs. Laurie Pencek
Third grade is an exciting year! It's a time when all the skills of reading come together so that students move from learning to read to using reading in every area of their learning. Writing skills are also integrated in all subject agreas.
This is the time when math skills move from simple computation to more complex skills. A major focus during third grade is to learn, understand, and memorize the multiplication/division facts. This sets the necessary foundation for the development of future math concepts. Reading and writing skills now play a more important role in problem-solving.
Students at this level explore different communities and cultures in Social Studies. Science class finds the students becoming better acquainted with observation and with the cause/effect relationships seen throughout the natural world.
Third grade students celebrate their faith through active participation in the liturgy, the sacraments, prayer and the service to others. They develop a better understanding of others and begin to appreciate diversity throughout the world.