Learning
Curriculum

Third Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Strengthen effective reading strategies
    • Practice critical thinking and comprehension skills
    • Read and discuss multicultural literature: Native American, African American, Asian, and Latino
    • Read literature about the Gold Rush
    • Study literature through independent reading, readers' workshop, literature circles, reading groups, and read alouds
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Utilize Writer’s Workshop
    • Write a formal, well-developed informational paragraph
    • Practice informational and report writing: bird census report, African American biography, and Ohlone report
    • Write book reports, personal narratives, letters, responses to literature, and opinion pieces
    • Use dialogue and similes in creative writing and poetry
    • Practice grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling rules
    • Learn cursive handwriting
    • Develop presentation skills by presenting work to class, parents, and school
  • Social Studies

  • Mathematics

  • Science

    • Environmental impact of global climate change
    • Bird anatomy, habitats, and migratory habits
    • Electricity and circuits
    • Year-long bird census and study
    • Flight
    • Narcissus bulbs: measuring the effect of a variable
  • Spanish

    • Reinforce and expand vocabulary, including seasons, weather, and months
    • Use music, art, and games to organically acquire new vocabulary
    • Develop listening and speaking skills through guided conversations with peers using phrases, formulaic language, learned words, and greetings
  • STEAM

    • Introduction to coding and animation: Scratch Jr. and Code.org
    • Beginning keyboarding and word processing
    • Use of spreadsheets
    • Introduction to online catalog searches
    • Choosing information sources for research
  • Fine Arts

    • Drawing: expressive lines and shapes
    • Painting: color wheel, color mixing
    • Clay
    • Bat study
    • Collage animals: Eric Carle
    • Sumi ink painting
    • Fruit/flower paintings: Georgia O’Keefe
    • Story quilt: Faith Ringgold
  • Music

    • Third grade choir
    • Rounds, two-part music, extended vocal range
    • Rhythm work with hand percussion, movement games, and percussion instruments
    • Basic music terminology and theory
    • Performing arts elements: creative and folk dance, mime, and drama
  • Physical Education

    • Using feedback to improve performance
    • Working independently and maintaining focus
    • Using physical activity as a means of self-expression
    • Sharing equipment appropriately with peers
  • Service Learning

St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600