3rd Grade

About Ms. Scully

Ms. Scully received her bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.  In 2010, she received her Masters in Education, through Notre Dame’s ACE Teaching Fellows program.  Through this program, she taught fourth grade in South Central Los Angeles, and stayed at her school for five years.  In the summer of 2016 she graduated from Notre Dame’s Mary Ann Remick Leadership program, with a Masters in Educational Leadership.  She has been teaching at Saint Ann School since 2014, and is also the Assistant Principal.

About Third Grade

Reading

Students at Saint Ann practice the same important reading strategies every year, with increasing levels of difficulty.  Here is a list of the strategies we will master in third grade:

  • Story Elements
  • Character Development
  • Questioning
  • Plot Summary
  • Problem/Solution
  • Predicting
  • Connecting
  • Visualizing
  • Inferring
  • Evaluating

All year long, we practice on reading fluency – how many words we can read correctly in 1 minute.  While fluency is incredibly important, we also know that reading comprehension – really understanding what we read – is just as important!

Writing

During third grade, students transition into writing complete paragraphs.  Third graders will focus on three genres of writing this year: opinion, informative, and narrative.

Math

Our third grade math curriculum is builds upon what students learned in Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade.  Saint Ann uses Pearson Realize  math, which is a common role aligned K-8 curriculum.  Each student has their own Pearson account, where they can practice various skills that we are learning in each lesson, as well as utilize enrichment and reteaching resources.  By the end of the year, we will have mastered all of our multiplication facts, with the help of our daily math facts program, and out xtra math program on the school iPads.