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Third Grade

Third Grade is Special Because…

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  • It is our first year receiving letter grades on report cards
  • It is our first year to receive Honor Roll
  • Becoming a “Multiplication Master” when we pass all our fact quizzes
  • Field trips to Pine River Nature Center and the Thomas Edison Depot/Port Huron Museum
  • We earn team points for prizes and have a class marble jar
  • George, our class pet (stuffed animal) chooses a student to sit with each day
  • Reading buddies with Young 5’s

A Typical Day in Third Grade at SM/MCA

Our morning begins with a math fact practice and a journaling exercise. We then move on to Writer’s Workshop time. Our morning continues with Math and the remainder of our ELA block. We have morning snack time during which I generally read aloud to the class. We start our afternoon with DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time. Our afternoons consist of Religion, Social Studies and Science time. We also usually use the afternoons as our time to work on curriculum based projects such as creating models of homesteads or Religion posters. These projects are great ways for students to practice hands-on learning and to show off their creativity! We utilize chromebooks for final drafts of writing, to do research for projects, and practice math with IXL and Prodigy sites.

Third Grade Highlights at SM/MCA


  • Weekly Mass attendance
  • Take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent 
  • Monthly 1st Monday Prayer services and virtue discussion
  • Lenten Stations of the Cross and Advent prayer services
  • Study the Sacraments
  • Explore Saints
  • Participate in daily prayer and monthly Adoration

Language Arts

  • Utilize the writing process to create personal narratives, stories, poetry, and informational pieces including Saint and president reports
  • Fluency and comprehension skills with fiction and nonfiction literature
  • Complete novel studies on a variety of texts throughout the year
  • Parts of speech, sentence structure and types, and punctuation skills
  • Cursive writing
  • Phonics skills

Social Studies

  • Geography of Michigan
  • Study the various groups of people who have made Michigan their home
  • Michigan’s movement from a part of New France to Statehood
  • Various industries that have impacted our state from the fur trade to the automobile industry
  • Michigan’s role in the Underground Railroad, Civil War, WWII and the Civil Rights movement
  • Use of primary and secondary sources, graphs, and various maps
  • Michigan’s government


  • Addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • Basic multiplication facts through 12
  • Graphing
  • Fractions
  • Basic division facts
  • Measurement 
  • Basic geometry concepts


  • Life cycles, traits, and adaptations of plants and animals
  • Forces and motion
  • Types of Energy
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather

Come Join the Fun at St. Mary McCormick Catholic Academy!

Contact us or fill out the inquiry form to learn more about enrolling!