Third/Fourth Grade

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

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

Distance Learning

Distance learning for the 3rd/4th grade class at St. Clare of Montefalco went very well. Every morning, lessons would be posted on the ClassDojo app or send via email. Ms. Wilson was available every day for her students from 9 am – 2pm. The class met on Zoom several times during the week so they could continue to see each other and engage in great lessons. Students were able to continue to learn new content on Zoom and by instructional videos Ms. Wilson made. Students and parents were able to send messages with any questions they had. The students did a wonderful job working hard during our Zoom lessons. They were able to submit work via email or ClassDojo. Everyone worked hard which made for a very successful Distance Learning experience.

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