Third Grade - Full-time

Third grade is the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Students explore both fiction and nonfiction texts to make connections using visualizing, wondering, questioning,  text features, inferences, analyzing text structure and summarizing. Math takes off in 3rd grade with fractions, single digit multiplication and division, geometry and preparation for concepts in Algebra.

Bible (Deep Roots)

We are looking forward to exploring God’s Word through our Bible curriculum.   Deep Roots is dedicated to equipping students with a biblical worldview by helping them realize the truth of God’s design for human beings. Studying worldview in conjunction with apologetics, students can grow more confident in Christ. They will be able to care for other people by answering their objections to Christianity and offering them reasons that support the truth.

 What will students study?

  • Creation & The Fall
  • Sodom & Gomorrah
  • Birth, Sacrifice of Isaac
  • The Life of Saul
  • Daniel in the Lion’s Den
  • Birth of Christ: The Messiah Comes
  • Crucifixion & Resurrection
  • And more…

Reading (Collaborative Classroom: Making Meaning)

Students are taught the reading comprehension strategies that research shows good readers use to make sense of texts. Students will learn and practice the strategies with guidance and support before using them in their independent reading.

  • Making Connections
  • Visualizing
  • Wondering/Questioning
  • Using Text Features
  • Making Inferences
  • Analyzing Text Structure
  • Summarizing

Language (Collaborative Classroom: Being a Writer / Daily Grammar Practice-DGP)

  • Grammar:
    • Students learn to write and identify grammatically correct sentences

  • Writing:
    • Creating a Writing Community
    • Personal Narratives
    • Fiction
    • Expository Non-Fiction
    • Functional Writing
    • Opinion Writing
    • Poetry

Spelling (Zaner-Bloser: Spelling Connection)
    • Learn spelling patterns and strategies
    • Use practical study tools and activities

Handwriting (Zaner-Bloser)

  • Review Manuscript
  • Learn Cursive

Math (Sadlier-Oxford: Progress in Mathematics)

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication (facts and concepts)
  • Division (facts and concepts)
  • Fractions
  • Measurement and Time
  • Multiplication/Division by One Digit
  • Decimals
  • Geometry
  • Algebra Preparation

Science (Harcourt, PLTW)

  • Earth Science
    • Landforms - PLTW module
    • Rocks and Minerals
    • Conserving Resources
  • Physical Science
    • Electricity and Magnets
    • Heat, Light, and Sound
  • Life Science
    • Types of Living Things - PLTW module
    • Types of Plants and Animals
    • Where Living Things are Found

Social Studies (Scott Foresman)

  • Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Your Local Government
  • Foundations of America/ Paul Revere
  • Making Choices and Goods (Economics)
  • Freedom for All / Frederick Douglas
  • Rights for All / Susan B. Anthony
  • The Civil War
  • States and Capitals
  • Map Skills


  • Art
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Media Center/Reading Counts
  • Technology
  • P.E.