3rd Grade


Curriculum Overview


Points of Interest

  • In third grade students start being more responsible for themselves and their own work, and they are taught to work independently.
  • Children engage in a wide range of experiences that help them find true and lasting success as unique individuals created by God.
  • Core curriculum challenges students to reach their full potential.
  • Students transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
  • Multiplication facts are mastered.
  • Specialized instruction in art, music, and PE gives depth and diversity to students’ education experience.
  • Children are encouraged to grow both academically and spiritually.
  • Through the learning environment, students deepen their understanding of the world around them while they learn to serve God and others.
  • Time is built in for creativity, fun, and field trips, which enhance the curriculum.
  • Instruction is differentiated to meet a variety of learning styles.
  • Individualized one-on-one tutoring is available.


Bible Biblical Choices
Reading Bob Jones & Mosdos
Language       The Shurley Method
Handwriting Zaner-Bloser
Math Math in Focus
Science & Spelling Purposeful Design
Social Studies A Beka
 Student Handbook 2014-2015

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: How do you communicate with parents?

Answer: Classroom information is communicated through daily student agenda books and weekly newsletters.

Question: How can I prepare my child for third grade?

Answer: Make sure your child has a consistent routine at home. Practice basic math and reading skills that were not mastered from the 2nd grade. Begin to teach your child the importance of good study habits. Gradually give your child more responsibilities at home so that he/she will be a responsible student.

Question: What is the biggest academic challenge in the third grade?

Answer: The biggest challenge for most students is mastering multiplication and cursive writing. Also learning to study independently is a new challenge for third graders.


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