3rd Grade Curriculum

Bible

NIV Adventure Bible Building on the Rock, Summit Ministries
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel (frequent student performances)
  • Weekly scripture memory

Language Arts

Open Court Reading, SRA/McGraw-Hill
Easy Grammar, Wanda Phillips, Ed.D.
  • Reviews the phonics knowledge and skills developed in second grade
  • Continues to develop fluency
  • Utilizes fiction and nonfiction selections which are organized into meaning-based learning units, each of which revolves around compelling concepts from across the curriculum
  • Refines writing skills to communicate knowledge
  • Pursues personal and collaborative inquiry through study and research, identification and accessibility to needed information as well as communication opportunity with classmates
  • Class novels (“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and "26 Fairmount Ave.")
  • Introduction to cursive handwriting
  • Study Skills/Test Taking Tips
  • Publishing own stories
  • Accelerated Reading
Typical Learning Centers:
  • Library Corner
  • Computer Center
  • Centers for Thematic Units and Novel Units
  • Writing/Spelling Centers
  • Book Reports
  • Research Paper

Math

Go Math!, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Systematically teaches math concepts through active participation
  • Introduces problem-solving success through early exposure and continual practice of key math concepts and fundamental concept connections
  • Exposes students to calendar, clock, money, measurement, calculators and computers
  • Students analyze data, see patterns, explore mathematical relationships and number theory
  • Continue working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions
  • Continual practice using mental math, estimation, graphing, probability and statistics
  • Encourages algebra and geometry readiness
  • Consistent connections between math and language
  • Math vocabulary packets and tests
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Computer games
  • Neo Boards
  • Experiences with money
  • Precision teaching for mastery of facts
  • Board games designed to practice key math concepts and fine tune basic skills

Social Studies

Heritage Studies 3 for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University Press
Heritage Studies 3 for Christian Schools Workbook, Bob Jones University Press
  • Systematically integrates themes from our country
  • Introduces land forms
  • Exposure to American Indians and Westward expansion in America
  • Covers the development of cities and present day economy
  • Explores the geographical, social and economic aspects of the world
  • Provides advanced experiences with maps, map reading and globes
  • Incorporates literature and biographies
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Field Trips
  • Videos
  • Guest Speakers
  • Special Seasonal Events
  • Patriotic Music

Science

Science 3, BJU Press
  • Students learn to observe, manipulate, and explore the world around them
  • Exposes students to life, physical, earth, space, ideas and inventions, and health sciences
  • Affords hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom
  • Integrates real life applications with the Invention Convention
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Fields Trips
  • Class Visits from Neighborhood Experts

Co-curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Technology