General Curriculum - Third Grade

Bible & Spiritual Life

    • Dig deeper into the Gospels & the life of Jesus
    • Study strategies for being a peacemaker
    • Weekly scripture memorization, journaling , daily prayer for each other, our families, & the school

Language Arts

    • Hone “good reader” strategies in small guided reading groups
    • Learn to read/discuss quality literature in a “book club” setting
    • Continued practice with phonics skills by studying common spelling rules/patterns of the English language
    • Practice the Six Traits of Good Writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, & conventions)

Math

    • Master multiplication & division
    • Gather & interpret data (statistics & probability)
    • Build on knowledge of geometry, measurement, and telling time
    • Broaden understanding of fractions
    • Apply problem solving skills to real-life situations

Science

    • Study concepts of life science by researching animals and their habitats
    • Experiment with physical science concepts (matter, force/motion, simple machines, and sound)
    • Explore the human body and its systems (muscles, bones, and joints)
    • Observe & investigate using the scientific method
    • Integrate Christian worldview

Social Studies

    • Understand different types of communities, their geography, and natural resources
    • Use a timeline to learn about the history of our communities: Native Americans, Jamestown, immigration, early inventions
    • Become familiar with basic money and economic concepts
    • Grasp a basic understanding of local/federal government and good citizenship

Special Projects/Trips

    • Minnesota History Center
    • "The Works" Science Museum
    • Harriet Alexander Nature Center
    • Steppingstones Theater
    • Monthly TEAM events