At St. Paul School, the third graders receive First Eucharist; therefore, the curriculum stresses the Eucharist, the Mass, the Church and our part in it. The reading curriculum includes all the skills necessary for comprehension and full enjoyment of literature. We use the Scott Foresman Reading Series Imagine That and Picture This. On Fridays, we explore reading, interpretation of, appreciation of and writing poetry. Handwriting is an important part of each day, as we use cursive exclusively from January on. The vocabulary program is based on Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop. Three days a week, we use the Won Way Phonics Program to improve pronunciation and spelling. The Language Arts Program consists of a writing portion and a grammar portion. In mathematics, we use the Sadlier-Oxford Progress in Mathematics. We review place value, rounding and estimation. Addition and subtraction are extended to five digits with regrouping. Multiplication and division are introduced and problem solving with word problems are used to strengthen thinking and reasoning skills. Measurement, time, geometry and fractions are used in problem solving. The text for science is McGraw-Hill, but is supplemented by literature and much hands-on experimentation using the scientific method as a guide. Houghton Mifflin Share Our World is the text for social studies, with communities as the basic theme. Social studies is also heavily supplemented by a literature-based program.
Mrs. Colleen Freitas – Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Freitas came to Saint Paul School as a substitute teacher in October 1992. In 1993, she was hired as a permanent teacher. She spent her first four years in the middle school, teaching sixth grade religion, reading, literature, composition skills and spelling. In addition, she instructed sixth, seventh and eighth graders in social studies and calligraphy. In 1996, Mrs. Freitas moved to grade 3, where she implemented the entire curriculum in a self-contained classroom setting.
Mrs. Freitas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island. During her teaching career, she has taught in grades Pre-K through 8.
1. CRAYONS OR MARKERS
2. (10) NO. 2 PENCILS
3. 12" WOODEN RULER
4. BOOK COVERS (6) (CAN USE BROWN PAPER BAGS)
5. BOOKBAG OR BACKPACK
6. SCISSORS - ROUNDED EDGES
7. GLUE STICKS (2)
8. POCKET FOLDERS (3)
9. LARGE PINK ERASER (1) OR PACKAGE OF PENCIL ERASERS
10. KLEENEX TISSUE (2)
11. COMPOSITION MARBLE NOTEBOOK
* STUDENTS WILL PURCHASE A SAINT PAUL STUDENT ASSIGNMENT BOOK AT THE OPENING OF SCHOOL.
REMEMBER TO READ A FEW GOOD BOOKS THIS SUMMER!