The Holy Cross School 3rd Grade Math students are learning to read, analyze, interpret, and design charts and graphs.


The students began by completing a wall calendar for the month of February in the classroom.  The pupils continued with a simple sheet that graphed the month of February, understanding the first day being the day after the last day of January.  The students practiced graphing the 28 days of February, and they interpreted that the month has 4 weeks, along with discussing important dates, such as Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.  Finally, they discussed how February is the shortest month of the year and that every 4 years it has 29 days during the Leap Year.


Then the students worked on a year long calendar, that coved the Leap Year of 2004.  Students analyzed days before and after crossing over months, while writing the day of the week, month, date, and year in proper sequence.  Pupils converted units from weeks to days, days to week, and months to years, etc.


The students did a variety of activities that concentrated on analyzing calendars for daily use.  They will continue to calculate elapsed time by days, weeks, months, and years. 


The class continue to practice reading, writing and analyzing charts with data that helps students understand time.