Students in third grade grow to be more independent and responsible. Through the practice of the 7 Cardinal Habits, students learn the importance of organization, planning, and working together. In Religion, we grow in our understanding of the love of the Lord and the Good News of Jesus Christ. We work to put that love into action with growing in our prayer life and participating in service. Students practice their reading skills in unique, creative ways with novel studies and further grow in their love for independent reading through differentiated reading goals. In math, students are introduced to the exciting new world of multiplication and division. They work to become persistent problem solvers that can explain the number sense behind what they are doing when solving a problem. The Science classroom aims to be hands on with many group projects and hands-on STEM experiences. In Social Studies, students do creative projects to master the standards, such as Flat Stanley, box car States, and biography presentations. We work to have the students grow in their writing, culminating in publishing their own hardcover book! Throughout the year, we work with the specials teachers to incorporate third grade standards and themes across the students’ day in cross-curricular work. The third grade classrooms offer a warm, creative environment where student engage in learning and grow into responsible young leaders.