3rd Grade

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading
Review of all phonics rules
Oral reading
Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing
Review of cursive writing formation 3/4 space
Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
Sentence dictation using spelling words
Reinforcement activities
Nine poems committed to memory

Writing Process
Complete sentences
Punctuation and capitalization rules
Creative writing, friendly letters
Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
Word usage
Forming plurals and common contractions
Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
Dictionary skills

History and Geography
Continents and oceans of the world
Study of world geography
States of the United States
Study of our American heritage through the lives of the great people: Columbus, Miles Standish, John Smith, Squanto, Pocahontas, William Penn, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Daniel Boone, John Greenleaf Whittier, Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Booker T Washington, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, Robert E Lee, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, George Washington Carter, Billy Sunday


Recognition of the place value of numbers
Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing
Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
How to show a multiplication fact six ways
Division tables 1-12 and working and checking division problem
Terminology for four processes
English and metric measures
Telling time
Roman numerals 1-1000
Using a ruler
Solving story problems with up to four steps
Recognizing and solving number sentences
Converting measures and solving measurement equations
Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<) Counting money and solving money problems using he decimal correctly Solving problems containing parentheses Fraction terminology and basic understanding fractions Averaging numbers Reading a thermometer Recognizing geometrics shapes Finding the unknown number in a equation


Exploring the world of Vertebrates
Exploring the World of Invertebrates

Exploring the Plant World
Wonderfully Made

Earth and Space
Exploring the Ocean
Exploring the Weather

Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forrest, the Farmer's Field

Health, Safety, Manners

Fighting Diseases

Fire, Water safety
Home, Play safety
Street safety
First aid

Proper introductions
Telephone manners
Courtesy and respect


Lessons from the Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther
Includes memory verses and hymns/choruses