Third Grade


The Third Grade Bible Curriculum will teach students to:

  • Memorize scripture verses
  • Read Genesis through Joshua and Ephesians and apply what we learn to our lives
  • Learn about Bible study skills


The Third Grade Math Curriculum will teach students to:

  • Read, write, represent, round, and model whole numbers and place value to 1,000,000
  • Compare and order whole numbers and decimals
  • Identify and model fractional parts
  • Demonstrate mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Solve problem and number sentences involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Collect, organize, represent, and interpret data
  • Describe events using certain, very likely, likely, unlikely, very unlikely, impossible
  • Estimate and measure length to the nearest 1/2 inch and 1/2 centimeter
  • Describe relationships among inches, feet and yards, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week
  • Identify, describe, model and compare plane and solid figures and use appropriate geometric terms
  • Identify symmetry and congruent figures
  • Identify, describe and extend patterns

Social Studies

The Third Grade Social Studies Curriculum will teach students to:

  • Identify a community and how people interact in their community
  • Define environments and how people, plants, and animals adapt to various regions
  • Use intermediate directions and a scale on a map
  • Explain the importance of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources
  • Identify early communities in the United States
  • Read and make a time line
  • Identify  reasons why the pioneers moved west and what life was like for the pilgrims
  • Understand why immigrants came to America and what customs they brought
  • Understand latitude and longitude

Physical Education

The Third Grade Physical Education Curriculum closely follows the CSI curriculum and the age appropriate goals for students. PE activities this year will challenge students to develop their God given talents by being able to:

  • Demonstrate mature form and control when performing combinations and sequences in motion and skills related to games and movement
  • Identify and apply techniques that improve performance of movement and games
  • Follow activity specific rules, procedures, and etiquette in game play
  • Know and understand applicable fitness terms as they relate to ways to live healthy lives
  • Understand how participation in regular physical activity helps an individual reach specific health related goals
  • Practice safe play while in the gym setting and during activities
  • Accept decisions regarding rules infractions or decisions by teachers with grace and good sportsmanship

As a result of health and wellness instruction in grade three, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate healthy ways to express wants, needs, and feelings
  • Explain how to make responsible decisions
  • Know and understand the keys to health and wellness
  • Explain how body systems work together in the amazing way God created them
  • Explain ways the body changes and matures

Language Arts

The Third Grade Language Arts Curriculum will teach students to:

  • Understand the meaning of word and sentence context
  • Recognize synonyms, antonyms, prefixes and suffixes
  • Recognize stated and implied main ideas and summarize
  • Use graphic organizers
  • Make and confirm predictions; make inferences
  • Recognize figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration)
  • Identify story elements (character, setting, plot, solution)
  • Appreciate a variety of written material
  • Use parts of speech correctly in simple and compound sentences
  • Write narrative expository, persuasive, and creative compositions
  • Use a variety of reference materials


The Third Grade Science Curriculum will teach students to:

The Nature of Science

  • Questions scientists ask
  • Skills scientists use
  • The tools scientists use

Technology and the Design Process

  • Technology and machines
  • The design process

Matter and its Properties

  • This is matter
  • States of Matter
  • Using tools to measure matter

Forms of Energy

  • The ways energy changes form
  • How light and matter interact
  • Understanding pitch, volume, and sound

Minerals and Rocks

  • Gain experience with rocks and minerals
  • Information about fossils and natural resources


  • The life cycle of a plant
  • Classifying plants


The Third Grade Music Curriculum emphasizes notational skills, music vocabulary, methods of sound production and the science of sound. Note reading is emphasized and students begin playing recorders.

  • Compare, connect and integrate arts forms
  • Create simple patterns of movements while listing to or performing music
  • Identify and use appropriate vocabulary in fine arts areas
  • Recognize and create/perform basic patterns in fine arts areas
  • Recognize and create/perform basic patterns in fine arts areas
  • Recognize similarities and differences in various art forms and styles in fine arts areas
  • Identify basic musical symbols
  • Understand different methods of sound production
  • Create and perform age-appropriate material in fine arts areas


The Third Grade Curriculum (standards from IDOE Math, Reading, and Technology Education Curriculum) for computer class:

  • Continue home row touch typing
  • Continue Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Reinforce math and reading using interactive activities
  • Digital citizenship
  • Reflect on Christian beliefs and relationship with God
  • Interactive Bible activities
  • Google searches
  • STEM activities
  • Coding
  • Technology word recognition and spelling at grade level


The Third Grade Curriculum for art class will teach students to:

  • Learn the language of art and its connection to music and drama
  • Learn many ways art contributes to our lives
  • Learn that art is a form of communication
  • Experience different media and tools used in creating art
  • Create art that relates to other subjects and cultures
  • Recognize shapes, lines, color, texture, and value in three-dimensional artwork
  • Recognize form and three-dimensional artwork as having height, width and depth
  • Recognize the elements and principles of art in works of art
  • Build critiquing and analytical skills using famous artists’ work
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