Program
Academics

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

    • Hands-on study of the Ohlone Indians, featuring field trips to the Oakland Museum, UC Botanical Gardens, and all-day immersion at a regional park
    • Geography of the Bay Area
    • Study of cultural groups in the Bay Area through performances and field trips
    • African American biography project
    • Identity and heritage personal histories
    • Impact of explorers on the Bay Area
    • California Gold Rush interactive simulation, focusing on multi-cultural perspectives, with Gold Country overnight field trip
  • Mathematics

    • Place value to 100,000
    • Telling time to the minute and determining elapsed time
    • Multiplication and division to 12, with single- and double-digit problems
    • Problem solving
    • Measurement: length, mass, and volume with standard and metric measurements
    • Fractions: identifying, ordering, and comparing
    • 3-digit and 4-digit addition and subtraction
    • Complex multi-step story problem solving
    • Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes, lines, angles, area, perimeter, and volume
  • 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

    • Participate in class reading of Edi el elefante book and related activities
    • Subject pronouns (yo, tú, él/ella/elle, usted, nosotros, ellos/ellas/elles)
    • Regular and Irregular verb conjugations
    • Spelling and vocabulary
    • Articles (masculine, feminine)
    • Expand understanding of culture through the study of geography and people of Latin American countries
    • Develop listening and speaking skills through guided conversations with peers
  • 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

    Citizen Science: Conducting the Lake Merritt Bird Census of migratory birds for the City of Oakland
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600