Ms. Nowlin ~ 3rd Grade

3rd grade curriculum

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Portland
Ms. Emily Nowlin
3rd Grade Teacher
503 357 6990 x228
Visitation Catholic School
4189 NW Visitation Road
Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Attending a Catholic school when I was a child gave me a firm foundation of faith that helped shape the rest of my life. Now I have the opportunity to share this same religious foundation with my students, which will guide their futures and mold them into the individuals that God wants them to be. I am truly blessed to witness Jesus in my students every day, and I pray that they are able to see Jesus reflected in me as well.
  • In depth study of the Holy Trinity
  • Further knowledge of the sacraments and the symbols which represent it
  • Recognize the structure of the church and the role of the leaders
  • Explore the meaning of the term catholic
  • Identify our own gifts and how we help build the church
  • Read and reflect on the miracles of Jesus
  • Read from a variety of sources including poetry, non fiction, realistic fiction, tall tales, biographies, and fiction
  • Decode words and use context clues to construct meaning
  • Identify main idea and supporting details
  • Sequence story order and events
  • Draw conclusions and make predictions
  • Compare and contrast various stories
  • Identify cause and effect
  • Summarize various stories
  • Use graphing organizers to help analyze information
  • Recognize different literary genres
  • Develop the mechanics and frequency of writing in a variety of projects
  • Compose a well developed paragraph using the styles of narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive essays
  • Formulate questions and constructing a basic research plan
  • Practice cursive penmanship through the use of handwriting practices and daily writing activities
  • Use research skills to further information from a variety of sources
  • Follow verbal directions
  • Listen to others for information
  • Participate in small and large group discussions
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers
  • Comparison of whole numbers using symbols such as greater than, less than, and equal to
  • Recognize commonly used fractions
  • Write and recognize equivalent fractions
  • Measurements using concrete materials for area, volume, and perimeter
  • Identification, description, and completion of geometric and numeric patterns
  • Utilize Problem solving strategies
  • Solid and plane figures-identified, constructed and used in practical settings
  • Comparison of geometric figures
  • Probability and data analysis
  • Use place value concepts to solve problems involving whole numbers
  • Collect, read, and store data
  • Identify the stages and structure of plant cycles
  • Identify adaptations animals and plants have made to survive
  • Introduction to Astronomy
  • Recognize our place in the universe
  • Explore how energy causes change
  • Learn how environmental systems require balance
  • Discuss careers in science
  • Learn about the various roles of citizens (past and current)
  • Develop map skills to identify physical characteristics that represent environments
  • Study world geography as it relates to society
  • Understand the importance of rules and laws as they relate to self and community especially in the area of safety
  • Explore the role of ancestors as it relates to heritage
  • Gain an awareness of cultural similarities and differences in the United States
  • Interpret artistic procedures to create artwork with detail and correct proportion.
  • Engage in cross-curricular projects
  • Use elements and principles (shape, color, size, space, etc.) to create an illusion of depth
  • Learn appropriate vocabulary to describe visual perceptions of art (e.g. foreground, background, center of interest, abstract, and realistic)
  • Create artwork in the style of another time and/or culture

* Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Library, and Technology are taught by specialists trained in these areas.

Further curriculum enrichment includes:

  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Service projects
  • Reading incentive program
  • Extracurricular activities