Welcome

Sister Rosario has been the 3rd Grade teacher of Holy Angels School since 2007.  She experienced teaching in the Philippines,Hawaii and San Francisco for number of years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and earned a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Leadership at the Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Her Mission

One of the greatest joys of teaching for Sr. Rosario is the ability to get to know her students as individuals. She meets the needs of the students according to their gifts and talents.

 

She reflects on how she could become a better facilitator of children’s learning. She wants to understand how children learn and how to respond to specific difficulties that each child experiences.

 

 

Accept differences -

No two people learn alike. She tries to help students understand their strengths so they can build up on them. She also helps them understand that each individual has their own weaknesses and it is important to learn how to overcome them.




 

Third Grade Curriculum

Religion – Students develop the habit of receiving the sacrament of Penance and the Eucharist more often.   They are active in participating in liturgical ceremonies, pray the rosary and celebrate Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.

 

Mathematics – By the end of grade three, students deepen their understanding of place value, understand the skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as fractions and use of critical thinking in solving problems.  The curriculum is created to align with the Common Core State Standards.  Math is integrated in Reading as the students read texts in math.  They build a foundation of literacy and content area knowledge to meet the standards in reading and Math.

 

English –Students will learn the sentence structure, parts of speech (noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb and conjunctions) and able to write (poems, letter writing, journal and write stories) creatively.

 

Spelling- Students explore a well-constructed and systematic program that builds spelling power, link spelling to word meaning and be able to write effectively.

 

History/ Social Studies- Students learn to analyze important decision in history and utilize the critical thinking skills and decision-making process. It provides them with a powerful tool for integrated learning about history, geography, economics, government and culture.

 

Handwriting- Students understand the five basic areas when evaluating cursive handwriting such as; alignment, slant, shape, size and spacing. Letter shapes should be consistent and easy to read.

 

Reading – Students develop independent reading habit, critical thinking skills, comprehension, identify topic, main idea, following directions, noting details, sequencing and apply the reading strategies (predict/ infer, phonics/ decoding, monitor/ clarify, question, evaluate and summarize)

 

Technology is integrated in different areas of the curriculum.