In third grade, through studying the development of salvation history, students become immersed in the life of Jesus and develop a deeper understanding of God's loving plan and how they are a part of His plan.
The third graders learn through author studies, myths and fairy tales, and begin to explore literary terms through poetry. They are exposed to many different literary works to improve their reading skills and strategies. The students have lots of fun reading to earn leveled buttons in Accelerated Reader.
K-5 Reading Online Component
Our third graders study English grammar including the parts of speech, sentence structure, and word study. Students also begin diagraming sentences in grammar studies. Our third graders write short stories, personal narratives, journal writing, book reports, letters, informational writing, creative writing, and biographies.
People and Communities - The third graders learn all about people and their communities. They discover how physical location, geography, and natural resources affect the culture, food, and dress of a group of people. They also investigate how communities change over time.
Our third graders focus on the different ecosystems and show what they know through creating dioramas. They discover everything there is to know from the tundra to the tropics! The also explore life science, physical science, earth science, and the human body systems through content area reading and experimentation.
In third grade, students work on multiplication and division to 100. Students also learn about basic fractions and decimals. Students continue to improve their critical thinking skills through problem solving, word problems, and graphs. The students develop and master the concepts of place value through millions, expanded and standard form, counting patterns, ordering six digit numbers, rounding to 10, 100, 1000, rounding money, common factors, divisibility by 2, 5, and 10, decimal concepts, fraction concepts, integers, money, adding and subtracting with regrouping, five digit division, multiplication, problem solving strategies, adding and subtracting fractions and decimals, and tables, charts, and graphs.