Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Ale Del Rio was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She got married in 2012 and moved to Seattle because of her husband’s job. She worked as a substitute teacher and later in second grade at a bilingual school in Monterrey. She was also a third grade faith formation teacher at Holy Family Parish School in Kirkland. Mrs. Del Rio was the Kindergarten aide at STMS from 2013 to 2017 in hopes of one day having her own classroom! She loves going to Broadway shows and to Sounders games with her husband and three year old son, Cesar. She feels lucky to be part of such an amazing staff.


3rd Grade Overview

  • Better communicators: both orally and in written language
  • Develop Speech skills by preparing presentation of Storybook
  • Develop organizational skills: introduce daily planner and organizational binder
  • Cursive Handwriting introduced
  • Prepare for Stewardship Mass in February (focused on school theme for current year)
  • Prayers learned and recited: The Apostles’ Creed; Gloria; Come Holy Spirit
  • Conduct family interviews and experience Family Cultural Presentations
  • Stewardship Project: sending letters to U.S. soldiers serving oversees
  • Enhance leadership skills by working with Kindergarten buddies

3rd Grade Standards


  • Learn about the Holy Trinity through Scripture and Tradition
  • Learn and understand the Creed, a statement of our Catholic belief
  • Recognize the presence of Christ through Liturgical Celebrations and the Sacraments
  • Experience and practice various forms of prayer

Language Arts:

  • Reading Strategies
  • Determine meaning of words and phrases used in all text
  • Describe characters in a story (traits/feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to sequence of events
  • Determine main idea and key details in informational text

Writing Skills:

  • Develop and strengthen skills on planning, revising, and editing
  • Conduct short research project that builds knowledge about topic
  • Language – demonstrate knowledge of English language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, and listening


  • Learn concept of multiplication and division
  • Solve real-world word problems using all operations
  • Understand concept of fractions
  • Recognize and understand concepts of area and perimeter
  • Fluently add and subtract numbers within 1,000


Life Science:

  • Learn about the impact environmental changes have on organisms
  • Expand knowledge of plants and animals and learn that they depend on each other and on nonliving resources in their ecosystems to survive

Physical Science:

  • Learn how forces change the motion of objects
  • Learn to identify several different forms of energy

Social Studies:

  • Civics – Applies the key ideas of unity and diversity within a community (we contribute our own diverse culture in the classroom)
  • Geography – Uses maps and globes to study the physical, political, and cultural characteristics of places, regions, and people in America
  • History – Understand how various cultural groups have shaped the history of the community and world
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