Grade 3B

3rd Grade, Room 7B – Teachers, Mrs. Teresa Grande

Class Prayer

Lesson #15 – February 11, 2019

Topic: St. Valentine’s Day; The Church Prays

Main Ideas:

  • Prayer is listening and talking to God
  • Jesus taught His disciples The Lord’s Prayer, also called The Our Father
  • We can pray at any time and in any place
  • There are different types of prayer
  • Share your favorite places to pray

“We Believe” Book Pages: 92-97

Activities: Puzzle Game, Coloring Page, Valentine’s Card

Lesson #14 – February 4, 2019

Topic: The Church Teaches Us

Main Ideas:

  • The Church is the Body of Christ
  • Each person is an important member of the Church
  • Church is like our families
  • The Church teaches the true message of Christ

“We Believe” Book Pages: 83-91

Lesson #13 – January 28, 2019

Topic: Ordinary Time / The Four Marks of the Church

Main Ideas:

  • Ordinary Time celebrates the life and teachings of Jesus
  • The Church is holy and apostolic
  • The roles of the Bishops and the Pope

“We Believe” book pages: 62-82

Homework: none

Lesson #12 – January 14, 2019

Review of Liturgical Calendar.

Lesson #11 – January 7, 2019

Topic: The Church Year

Main Ideas:

  • The Church Year is called the Liturgical Calendar
  • Why does the priest wear different colors at different times? (Green, Purple, Red, or White?)
  • There are six seasons in the Church Year: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Tree Days (Easter Triduum), Easter
  • The seasons help us grow closer to Jesus
  • Nikki shared her new bible with the class and read the story “God Created the World.”

Book Pages: 59-69

Lesson #10 – December 17, 2018

Christmas Activities.

Lesson #9 – December 10, 2018

Topic: A Tour of St. Gabriel’s Church at Advent

Main Ideas:

  • On our Advent Wreath, the rose (pink) candle represents the third Sunday of Advent. It reminds us that the waiting is half over and Jesus is “almost here”
  • Mrs. Rishel’s special Advent banners (on display in the church) have special messages for the coming of Jesus
  • The St. Gabriel statue is in the church entrance. St. Gabriel was a man who promised Mary that he would become a priest if he were cured of his illness.

Special Projects

  • Colored a picture of Mary holding the baby Jesus. The picture resembled the stain glass windows in the church
  • Each student shared a special talent

Lesson #8 – December 3, 2018

Topic: Advent

Main Ideas:

  • What is Advent?
  • Why do we celebrate?
  • Advent Wreaths
  • Kindness Calendars (Page1, Page2)

Lesson #7 – November 19, 2018

Third Grade held their Saint Party – Students shared their Saint Reports.

Lesson #6 – November 12, 2018

Topic: The Church Begins: We learn about the early Church

Main Ideas: 

  • The Holy Spirit comes to the disciples
  • How does the Church grow?
  • The early Church
  • The Acts of the Apostles

Book Pages: 43-58


  • Chapter test completed in class
  • Saint Project due next week

Lesson #5 – October 29, 2018

Full classes were postponed this week, so students could hold a prayer service for The Tree of Life Synagogue.


  • Prayer for Peace
  • Prayer for Service
  • Cards for Police officers
  • Introduce Saint Project

Homework: Saint Project and Service Project

Students will research the life of a Saint. Complete instructions Here


Lesson #4 – October 22, 2018

Topic: Christ will come again

Main Ideas:

  • Jesus has power over life and death
  • Jesus teaches us to love one another
  • What ways can we show that we love others?
  • How the Church began
  • The Holy Spirit came to the disciples

Book Pages: 35-45

Homework: none

Lesson #3 – October 15, 2018

Topic: Jesus teaches us about God’s love

Main Ideas:

  • Jesus died to save us.
  • Jesus teaches us about His kingdom.
  • Jesus tells us how much God loves us.
  • Chapter 2 test
  • The story of Noah

Book Pages: 27

Homework: No Homework, Made crosses of why God loves us.

Lesson #2 – October 1, 2018

Topic: Jesus Teaches us About God’s Love

Main Ideas:

  • Bible – The book in which God’s word is written
  • Kingdom of God – the world we make when we use God’s power
  • Faith – A gift from God that helps us to believe in Him
  • Crucified – Nailed to the cross to die
  • Resurrection – When Jesus rose from the dead
  • The story of the Mustard Seed (Luke 17:5-6)

Textbook Pages: Chapter 2

Homework: None

Lesson #1 – September 24, 2018

Topic: The Symbols of the Holy Trinity; Getting to know You; Gospel Reflection

Main Ideas:

Jesus shows us the we are all created and loved by God

The symbols of the Holy Trinity

Getting to Know you

St. Michael the Archangel

Textbook Pages: Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, pages 19-22

Homework: none