The Enduring Faith series serves as a resource for the study of religion in the 3rd grade classroom. During the 3rd grade year, students learn about core Christian beliefs, the Holy Trinity, and the application of faith in their daily lives.
Third grade extends the language arts program by integrating novel studies to teach specific skills. The Scott Foresman Reading Street series serves as a baseline resource for the Language Arts curriculum. Focusing on reading comprehension, students develop an understanding of the author’s purpose, cause and effect, character and setting, main idea and supporting details, drawing conclusions, plot, sequencing and summarizing.
The Reading Street 3rd Grade Spelling supports students as they practice spelling rules and incorporate those rules into their daily writing.
Shurley English supports grammar and writing. Students learn the eight parts of speech through jingles, classifying sentences and classroom activities. Throughout this program, students practice the writing process, developing traits of an effective writer including organization, word choice, voice, writing conventions and sentence fluency.
Third grade uses the Zaner-Bloser method reviewing manuscript letter and then focusing on cursive letters. The ability to demonstrate mastery of cursive writing remains a goal throughout the 3rd grade program.
Savvas’ EnVision Math serves as a resource throughout the 3rd grade math curriculum. In 3rd grade, students develop and master the basic operational skills of multiplication and division in computation practice and using multi-step word problem solving. Students learn strategies to add and subtract numbers within 1,000, multiples of 10, and develop an understanding of fractions. Students learn geometry, perimeter, and capacity.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) serve to guide the Science curriculum in 3rd grade. These standards support teachers as they design lessons and activities for a variety of science topics. The topics of study include Animal survival and heredity, Plant life and heredity, Weather and climate, Forces, motion, and magnets and Engineering skills.
Students begin a three-year study of United States history. History, geography, civics/government and economics seamlessly integrate into the study. In 3rd grade, the exploration and colonization of North America provide students with an extensive study of American Indian culture and the impact of European colonization of America. Students learn about our government and discuss the responsibilities of a good citizen. The Georgia Studies Weekly serves as a second resource to support topics covered throughout the year.