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Third Grade Curriculum


Language Arts Curriculum

  • Literature-based approach to reading with emphasis on strategies to comprehend and interpret
  • Creative writing including narrative, comparison, descriptive, and persuasive
  • Letter writing
  • Book reports
  • Spelling: list and dictation tests with emphasis on retention and everyday use
  • Mastery of cursive writing
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Vocabulary building
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reader’s Theatre
  • Grammar Workshop

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Money and Time
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Graphing
  • Measurement
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Probability
  • Geometry

Science Curriculum

            Life Science

  • Types of Animals
  • Where living things are found
  • How plants grow

           Earth Science

  • Forces that shape Land
  • Earth's Resources
  • Water Cycle

            Physical Science

  • Properties of Matter
  • Changes in Matter
  • Forces in Motion

            Science Labs


Social Studies Curriculum

  • Learning about Communities
  • Citizenship and Government
  • Many kinds of People
  • People working in a community
  • Timelines
  • Map and Globe skills
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Atlas Skills

Enrichment Curriculum

            Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Development of all language skills through spoken and written word
  • Ability to read familiar material with comprehension
  • Emphasis on oral expression with proper pronunciation
  • Continuation of enrichment activities and cultural awareness


  • Continuation of the care of tools, various media, design principals and art history
  • Use of clay, paintings, printmaking
  • Focus on multicultural unit involving a country's artifacts, sounds, tastes, and clothing (textiles)
  • Introduction of: Drawing principals, body properties, and facial features


  • Continuation of music curriculum
  • Performance Opportunities include Christmas Pageant, Chapel Program, and spring program derived from 3rd grade curriculum

            Physical Education Curriculum

  • Lead-Up games
  • Skatetime
  • Square Dancing
  • Miniature Golf


  • Book Reviews
  • Reference skills
  • Biographies


  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas