Third Grade Teacher: Mrs. Sally Jaeger – firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Grade Curriculum Summary:
English Language Arts – “Read to Learn”
- Reading Comprehension
With an emphasis on developing comprehension with texts, students are exposed to a variety of literature and informational texts to learn how different genres have different structures. Students begin to develop analytical skills, going beyond stating explicit information from the text, to learning how to draw inferences and how to summarize what they read.
- Writing Skills
Focusing on becoming more sophisticated writers and speakers, students engage in research projects that question what they read and hear. Students take information and put it into their own words, creating written pieces that follow a structure and specific writing purpose.
- Language Skills
To further support reading, writing, and the use of language, students continue to strengthen their vocabulary and grammar. Students learn to identify and understand word relationships and nuances in word meanings and phrases in both academic-based and content-specific texts.
- Speaking and Listening Skills
Developing deeper communication through speaking and listening, students continue to build upon these skills through collaborative conversations on topics and texts. Students work on improving comprehension by determining the main ideas and supporting details of texts read-aloud or information presented in various medias and formats.
Mathematics – “Magician Mathematician”
Student learning focuses on the concepts and skills for multiplication and division of whole numbers and understanding fractions. Students learn strategies for using multiplication and division to solve real-world math problems. Students are then able to explain why a procedure works and why an answer is correct.
Students continue to learn and practice calculating quickly and accurately. Fluency expectations include students fluently multiplying and dividing numbers within 100 using various strategies, and knowing from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Religion – “Spiritual Growth”
- Religious Studies
Faith formation continues to grow as students learn and practice religious rituals, Catholic Masses, and prayer services as a community. Students learn the Apostles Creed, litany responses, the ritual and process of the Rosary, and begin to understand the Blessed Trinity. Throughout the school year students celebrate the seasons of the Liturgical year, Holy Days of Obligation, and various Saints’ and Marian feasts days which occur.
- Social and Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an important aspect in educating the whole-child. Students learn to recognize their emotions and practice strategies to help self-regulate their different emotional states. Students also become more aware of others’ emotions and strengthen their ability to sympathize and empathize with their peers.
Social Studies – “Past to Present”
Emphasis is on the physical and cultural landscape of California, including the study of American Indians, the subsequent arrival of immigrants, and the impact they have had in forming the character of our contemporary society. Students learn more about our connections to the past and the ways in which particularly local, but also regional and national, government and traditions have developed and left their marks on current society, providing common memories.
- Current Events
By acknowledging major events that happen in our shared world students are exposed to other cultures, which helps foster understanding and acceptance towards becoming a global citizen. Students explore and learn about age-appropriate current events to help make and deepen connections among the peoples of our world and our common environment.
About Sally Jaeger:
Sally Jaeger attended the University of California at Davis, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Medical Microbiology. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University of California.
Sally’s teaching experience started over a decade ago at Saint Rita School in Fairfax, where she taught Pre-K, 6th grade homeroom, and 6th-8th grade religion. She continued her career in education at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, where she taught 6th grade history and character development (social and emotional learning), K-5 religious studies, and was also the Campus Minister. Sally is enthusiastic about teaching children of all ages and is excited and honored to be a part of Saint Isabella School’s parish and community as our 3rd grade homeroom teacher.
In her free time, Sally is an instructor at The Dailey Method Barre Studio in Fairfax and Corte Madera, and continues to train in classical ballet at Marin Dance Theatre in Novato. She also enjoys traveling and visiting family with her husband Mark (Marin Catholic ceramics teacher, “Mister J”), son Desmond, daughter Alice, and their dog Emma Jay.