Mrs. Julie O'Brien
Mrs. Stephanie McCarty
Student Supply List
The curriculum for 3rd grade at Sacred Heart Academy includes daily lessons in the following areas:
Students must be able to apply knowledge in new situations, to solve problems by generating new ideas, and to make connections between what they learn in class to the world around them. Third grade students gain proficiency in: Addition and subtraction of whole numbers, and continue to develop meaning and computational skill in multiplication. Five strands of learning are:
- Number and Operation
- Data and Probability
Reading Language Arts
Students are given strong emphasis on writing and reading connections.
- Novel studies with accompanying comprehension and skill activities.
- Introduction of higher level English/Grammar/Usage
- D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)
- Daily writing requirements
- Spelling-using High Frequency reading and writing words.
- Strong emphasis on building phonetic skills
- Strong communication skills through printed visual, auditory, and technological media
- Integrated listening and speaking skills.
Third grade science students present high interest content that leads to investigations, data collection, raising questions and the identification of current problems in the environment that society faces on Earth
- Science Processes: Inquiry Process, Inquiry Analysis and Communication, Reflection and Social Implications
- Physical Science: Force and Motion, Energy, and Properties of Matter
- Life Science: Organization of Living Things, and Evolution
- Earth Science: Earth Systems and Solid Earth
Third grade students explore the social studies disciplines of history, geography, civics and government, and economics.
- History of Michigan, through statehood (Use Historical thinking to understand the past)
- Geography, The Word in Spatial Terms; Places and Regions; Human Systems; Environment and Society
- Civics and Government: Purposes of Government: Values and Principles of American Government; Structure and Functions of Government; Structure and Functions of Government; Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy
- Economics: Market Economy; National Economy; International Economy;
- Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement: Identifying and Analyzing Issues; Persuasive communication About a Public Issue; Citizen Involvement
At ScaredHeartAcademy we provide a balanced curriculum to strengthen mind, body, and spirit so every student can reach their potential Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for our school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in our classes. He is the model of our faculty and inspiration of our students.
- Area of study are:
- Character Counts
- Christian Behavior Outcomes
- Scripture, history of the Church, Sacraments, spirituality, Christian life-styles, and stewardship
In Health Education students work is guided by these standards and expectations will be prepared for responsible and healthy living, at school, at home, and in the workplace.
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and other drugs
- Social and Emotional Health
- Personal Health and Welless