Third/Fourth Grade

Please enjoy this video from our third and fourth grade teacher, Meghan Harris, as she gives an overview of our third and fourth grade programs. 

We are now accepting applications for the 21-22 school year. Spots are limited and will be filled according to the order in which applications are received.

Curriculum Overview

Third Grade

These are the main skills your third grade student will learn:

  • Reading/Language Arts

    • Fiction/Non-fiction passages

    • Compare/Contrast themes, settings and plots of stories

    • Main idea of text

    • Read and comprehend informational texts

    • Fluency

    • Prefixes/Suffixes

    • Nouns, verbs, adjectives

    • Punctuation

    • Poetry

  • Writing

    • Writing Process

      • Pre-write, rough draft, revise, edit, final copy

    • Expository writing

    • Persuasive writing

    • Descriptive writing

  • Math

    • Adding/Subtracting 3-digit numbers

    • Money

    • Bar Graphs

    • Line Plots

    • Multiplication

    • Division

    • Fractions

    • Geometric Shapes

    • Measurement and Time

  • Science

    • Forces and Motion

    • Ecosystems

    • Life cycles (plants & animals)

    • Weather and Climate

  • Social Studies

    • History of Michigan

    • Environment and Regions of Michigan

    • Native Americans

    • Purposes of Government

    • Rights and Responsibilities

    • Economics

  • Religion

    • God knows and loves you and has a plan for you

    • Invite Jesus into your life

    • Understand sin

    • Understand the Good News of how Jesus died on the cross for us so that we can go to heaven

    • How disciples can stay close to Jesus

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Curriculum Overview

Fourth Grade

These are the main skills your fourth grade student will learn:

  • Reading/Language Arts

    • Fiction/Non-fiction passages

    • Compare/Contrast themes, settings and plots of stories

    • Main idea of text

    • Read and comprehend informational texts

    • Characteristics of autobiographies/biographies

    • Summarize informational texts

    • How does the author use evidence to support text?

    • Similes, metaphors, content vocabulary

    • Grade level phonics and analysis

  • Writing

    • Writing Process

      • Pre-write, rough draft, revise, edit, final copy

    • Informative/Explanatory writing

    • Narrative writing

    • Comparative writing

    • Persuasive writing

    • Story writing to reveal character trait

  • Math

    • Extended place value understanding

    • Multiplication and division facts

    • Order of operations

    • Multi-digit multiplication

    • Multi-digit division

    • Fractions - including addition and subtraction

    • Decimals

    • Angles, rays, and line segments

    • Geometric shapes and properties

    • Geometric measurement (area, perimeter, etc.)

    • Graphs

    • Measurement and time

  • Science

    • Energy

    • Waves

    • Earth’s systems

    • Engineering Design

  • Social Studies

    • Maps and Cardinal Directions

    • Natural Resources

    • Different Regions in the United States

    • Purposes of Government

    • Rights and Responsibilities

    • Economics

  • Religion

    • Weekly Scripture Story

    • Saint of the Week

    • Teachings of Jesus

    • Prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Sign of the Cross

    • Weekly attendance at Mass

Classroom Information

Welcome to third/fourth grade with Ms. Harris! Although the classroom looks a little different this year, we have been blessed to enjoy in-person learning for the majority of this school year. Students adhere to safety protocols such as wearing masks all day, keeping 6 feet apart, and using their own materials. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are readily available for student use throughout the day. 

Though they belong to the same homeroom, third and fourth grade students receive separate math and reading instruction. Both grades utilize their one-to-one Chromebooks for educational programs such as IXL and myON for further individualized practice. 

The third/fourth grade class used Google Classroom as a means of daily communication during distance learning. Lessons were posted every morning, and students participated in synchronous work throughout the day. The third and fourth grade students have displayed incredible resilience and dedication during this year that is like no other!

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16231 Charlevoix      Grosse Pointe Park, MI      48230                (313) 647-5100

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