Third Grade

Curriculum

Reading

Focus: Our year long goals are to find details and evidence to support our main ideas, to compare and contrast information, use and interpret literal and nonliteral language, point of view, and how a character’s traits, motivations, and feelings contribute to actions and sequence of events. 

Textbook: Wit and Wisdom Modules 1-3 (The Sea, Outer Space, and A New Home)
 

Writing 

Focus: Our writing goes hand in hand with our reading curriculum. We focus on writing opinion, informative, and narrative four-paragraph essays. 

Textbook: Wit and Wisdom Modules 1-3 (The Sea, Outer Space, and A New Home)
 

Math 

Focus: Our math journey takes us through the properties of multiplication and division, place value,  fractions, collecting and displaying data, and geometry and measurement. 

Textbook: Eureka Math, Zearn
 

Science 

Focus: We focus on life cycles in animals and plants, investigate the differences between climates and weather, and learn about a variety of traits and survival.

Textbook: Mystery Science
 

Social Studies 

Focus: In our four social studies units, we discuss what makes someone a good citizen in their community, how culture and history shape their community, how geography and climate impact our community, and how available resources can affect the choices people make. 

Textbook: Social Studies Alive - Our Community and Beyond
 

Religion 

Focus: Weekly readings, gospel stories, symbols of the church, parts of the mass

Textbook: Gospel Weekly
 
 

Service and Leadership

Third Grade creates monthly cards to send to the parishioners who are homebound.
 

Enrichment

We bring Black History month and Women’s History month into our space unit along with a book and movie study of Hidden Figures. We also participate in accountable talk within socratic seminars throughout our reading units studied. Math is taught in groups so each student is able to be met where they are. 
 

Special Events

We do buddies with 7th Grade that focuses on all aspects of school and community life.

Mrs. Cassandra Depew

"How cool is it that the same God that created the mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought that the world needed one of you too. "

I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California before moving to Seattle a year ago with my husband. I graduated from Washington State University with my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I went back to school to get my teaching credential from California State University Los Angeles. I am currently getting my Masters in Math Education from WGU Washington.