At Saint Paschal Baylon School Third Grade is also a time for discovering new works of literature and continuing participation in the school wide writing program. Together the class reads several works of fiction, including: "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary, "Charlotte’s Web" by E.B. White, and "Danny, Champion of the World" by Roald Dahl. Our Third Grade teacher also reads several novels aloud to the class throughout the year, working to foster a passion for reading within each Third Grader. Students participate as well in the software-based, individualized "Accelerated Reader" (Renaissance Reading) program, in order to help enhance higher level critical thinking skills and reading comprehension in each student.
SPBS Third Grade students study in-depth about the major U.S. landforms, and how Native American cultures lived and adapted within these landforms. The class recreates several forms of Native American art, visits the Chumash Interpretive Center on an annual field trip, and experiences first-hand how the Chumash utilized the local tide pools with our annual class field trip to Leo Carrillo State Beach. SPBS Third Grade students are exposed to the fine arts, when they attend a live performance at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
There is a link now available under "Links" on the far right side of this web page, which leads to a new customized site. This web site contains links to all sorts of useful online sites, that our SPBS Third Graders and/or their parents may wish to utilize. In addition, the teacher has included links to all of our SPBS Third Grade online textbook resource sites. Some links provided on this site are for learning games and resources designed specifically for Third Grade students, and others are useful resources for parents.
If our SPBS parents are aware of any other online resources you believe would also be of benefit to the class, and that you would like to have included, please contact the Third Grade teacher. Enjoy!