Third Grade Course of Study

Language Arts

  • Students continue to refine reading skills by reading and discussing various literary pieces
  • Students move beyond learning to read and begin reading to learn

Math

  • Reviewing addition & subtraction
  • Approximating
  • Area and perimeter
  • Number patterns
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Variables
  • Graphing
  • Decimals
  • Functions
  • Scale drawings

English

  • Parts of speech
  • Capitalization & punctuation
  • The writing process
  • Book reports
  • Contractions

Handwriting

  • Students refine cursive writing skills

Science

  • Plants & animals
  • Ecosystems
  • Solar system
  • Matter
  • Energy and light
  • Rocks, minerals, fossils

Social Studies

  • The first Americans
  • The Spanish in America
  • The rail road
  • Community government
  • State and national government
  • National symbols

Spelling

  • A compilation of spelling lists

Art

  • Continued development of small muscle coordination for positive creative expression

Music

  • Exposure to different instruments
  • Musical notes
  • Rhythm & Harmony
  • Musical Beats

Spanish

  • Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary

Computers

  • Curriculum supplementation
  • Provides hands-on experience

Physical Education

  • Development of body
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Exposure to different sports

Manners

  • Secular ethics and violence reduction program
  • Classroom manners, respecting elders, eating manners, the golden rule, honesty, appropriate language, temper control, sportsmanship

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