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3rd Grade

St. Linus Catholic School is blessed to have an amazing staff of highly qualified individuals.  Each grade is taught with the skill that can only come from experience and the love of the job. Teaching and working with students is more than a profession for the St. Linus Catholic School staff, it is a vocation.

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Michele Latour


Things Parents Can Do At Home To Help Your Children Prepare for Third Grade

  • Read both fiction & non-fiction to your children and allow them to read to you.

  • Ask your children about school and take an interest in what they are learning.

  • Help them make good nutritional choices and get adequate rest to fuel growing minds and bodies.

  • Set limits on the amount of television they watch.

  • Practice addition and subtraction facts.

Highlights of Third Grade

  • Transition from teacher-directed learning to becoming independent learners and critical thinkers.

  • Class Field Trip

  • Mass ‘Buddies’ with a 6th grade students

  • Fluency with all math facts including addition & subtraction, multiplication & division

  • Daily silent reading time

  • Hands-on activities

  • Emphasis on building organizational skills, including use of planners

  • Average 30 minutes of homework Monday-Thursday nights

  • Star Renaissance

  • Whole group, small group, and individual instruction

  • Michigan Studies

Core Curriculum & Activities

  • Daily

  • Catholic Religion

  • Mathematics

  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Weekly

  • Computer Class, emphasizing practical use of Microsoft Word

  • Art

  • Spanish

  • Physical Education

  • Music

  • Library

  • Faith-Based Activities

  • Weekly Mass

  • Children’s Choir

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word

  • Seasonal Devotions

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Epiphany Play

  • Saturday Activity Days based on the Liturgical Calendar

  • Jesus Adoration Club

  • Family Mass

  • Children’s Choir

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Winter Intramural Basketball & Cheer

  • Summer T-Ball / Coach Pitch

  • Chess Club

  • Engineering Club

  • Coding Club


Homework is viewed as an opportunity to reinforce newly-mastered skills and more fully absorb knowledge presented during the school day.

  • Students can anticipate an average of 10-15 minutes of work per evening per grade level.

  • If there is an evening of “no homework”, we suggest home reinforcement of basic skills, such as reading and math.

  • Guidelines for each grade level and ideas for reinforcement opportunities are communicated at the beginning of the school year.


Parents tell us that they appreciate the quick response and many ways we stay in touch as we partner in your child’s growth.

We welcome your phone call, e-mail, or notes about daily happenings or specific concerns.

  • “The Monday Mailing” carries the weekly school newsletter, flyers for special events and information about school, parish, and community activities.

  • has the handbook, upcoming meetings and events, contact information, and useful links.

  • Additional informational resources are provided regularly.

Opportunities for Family Involvement

  • Assist with daily lunch periods

  • Assist in classroom activities

  • Assist in religious education program

  • Attend & participate in a Field Trip

  • Provide review and enrichment activities for skills learned throughout the school day at home

  • And many, many more!

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