Third Grade Curriculum

Reading/Language Arts

The third grade reading program is phonics based. Students read in both small and large setting, developing comprehension, vocabulary and skills developed through a variety of activities. Students demonstrate comprehension both written and orally on workbooks, classroom discussions, and partner work.

Language class teaches the students the D'Nealian cursive alphabet and guides them into using it on all daily work. We review all four types of sentences and correct sentence structure. We focus on grammar, double paragraphs, poetry, and writing our own Pop-up books. Students are taught to pre-write, draft, revise, and edit for accuracy.

Spelling work includes weekly workbook pages, a pre-test on Wednesday, and final test on Friday. It is expected that third grade students begin to apply correct spelling on daily work.

Language Arts Skills Emphasized:
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Daily Grammar
  • Writing Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Book Reports
  • Active Listening Skills
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Third Grade Math

The third grade math concepts cover a variety of skills which gives the foundation for on going education and ultimately daily living. Each class period is developed around the text book lesson and enhanced by hands on manipulatives and activities. The skill is taught in large group and is followed up with workbook practice. The skills are assessed in written form, class board work, group activities and one-on-one instruction.

Math Skills Emphasized:
  • Place value and number sense
  • Addition and subtraction regrouping
  • Use of money and time
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication and division through 9
  • Geometry
  • Fractions and Decimals
Third Grade Religion

Our religion class is developed around our textbook, which is deeply rooted in scripture and church teaching. We implement the teachings of Jesus throughout the entire day. The children reflect on the lessons individually in their religion journals.

Religion Values Emphasized:
  • Revelation
  • Trinity
  • Jesus Christ
  • Morality
  • Sacraments
  • Kingdom of God
Third Grade Social Studies

Social Studies in third grade is developed around communities and preparing to be a good citizen. Our daily classes revolve around textbook information, class discussion, and individual projects.

Social Studies Concepts Emphasized:
  • How and why people build communities
  • Communities have history
  • Communities at work
  • Communities have governments
  • Communities in culture
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