3rd Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

3rd Grade Curriculum

Reading & Language Arts

Objective

Students will read with understanding fiction and non-fiction texts appropriate for Grade 3, and will write for various purposes, using vocabulary, spelling, and grammar which is grade appropriate.

Textbooks

Open Court “Imagine It”
Wordly Wise by Educators Publishing

Time Allotment

120 minutes per day for 175 days

Course Content

First Quarter
Friendship / Animals

Second Quarter
Animals / Money

Third Quarter
Money / Earth, Moon, and Sun

Fourth Quarter
Earth, Moon and Sun / Storytelling

Areas to Be Evaluated

Reading, listening, spelling, vocabulary, speaking, and writing

Social Studies

Objective

Students will develop an understanding of history, geography, economics, civics, and culture.

Textbooks

Our American Heritage, Abeka

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 3 days per week

Course Content

First Quarter
Culture

Second Quarter
History, Geography

Third Quarter
Civics, Economics, and Government

Fourth Quarter
Geography, continued

Areas to be Evaluated

All course content

Math

Objective

The student will develop an understanding of multiplication and division within 100, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry.

Textbooks

Arithmetic 3 by A Beka
Purposeful Design Math 3 by ACSI

Time Allotment

60 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

First Quarter
Number operations and algebraic thinking

Second Quarter
Fractions

Third Quarter
Measurement and Data

Fourth Quarter
Geometry

Areas to Be Evaluated

Above course content and also mathematical practices.

Science

Objective

Students will find solutions to questions about Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences through inquiry-based instruction.

Textbooks

Exploring God’s World, ABeka
Health, Safety, and Manners, ABeka

Time Allotment

30 minutes 3 times per week

Course Content

First Quarter
Motion and Energy

Second Quarter
Matter and Properties, The Human Skeletal System

Third Quarter
Earth, Sun, and Moon

Fourth Quarter
Ecosystems

Areas to be Evaluated

All course content

Physical Education

Objective

Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Time Allotment

45 minutes a day; 5 days a week for 175 days

Course Content

3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility
Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

11 Weeks: Motor Skills
Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

11 Weeks: Movement Concepts
Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.

11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness
Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Participation as an individual and in a group
  • Teacher observation
  • Role-playing
  • Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments
  • Quizzes