Third Grade Program
Susan Cole – B.S. Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
THIRD GRADE CURRICULUM
In Third grade, students learn to function more independently. They are ready to learn more complex concepts and attempt more difficult problems. Their reading and writing skills will become more developed as they learn to write in paragraphs using proper grammar and punctuation.
In Math, Third graders will solve story problems with multiple steps, use measurement equations, and work with fractions. There will be a greater emphasis on mastering multiplication and division tables. Students will also learn to recognize geometric shapes and read a thermometer.
In Science, Third graders will be introduced to the wonders of the five senses, classifying animals and learning about their habitats, and studying basic weather information.
In History and Social Studies, students will become more familiar with the 50 different States and their Capitals as well as learn more about the men and women who played an important part in American History.
GENERAL SKILLS AND CONCEPTS
Our Bible curriculum focuses on helping students understand that God is their creator, who loves them and cares deeply for them. The students continue to develop and deepen their relationship with God as they listen to Bible lessons, memorize scripture, sing praise songs and pray together during a morning devotion and Bible class. Scripture memorization is utilized and Bible characters are studied so students will learn to trust in God’s promises and apply Godly virtues to their lives.