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3rd Grade

3rd Grade Curriculum

Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where children can receive a quality education from a Biblical Worldview while developing thinking and articulate students. We are devoted to fusing faith and learning in such a way that each student is practically equipped to face their future and become a life-long learner.

Below you will find a summary of our curriculum for each subject, along with the curriculum provider where applicable.

  • Multiplication facts 0 – 12
  • Different problem solving approaches
  • Addition review and extension
  • Subtraction review and extension
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000
  • Place value
  • Time
  • Money
  • Temperature
  • Building background
  • Vocabulary strategies
  • Cause and effect
  • Statements and questions
  • Making predictions
  • Context clues
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Story elements
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Comprehension
  • Phonics Skills
  • A/R Test

Novels: Chocolate Touch, Secret in Maple Tree, Pilgrim Boy, Cricket in Times Square

Study the life of:

  • Abraham
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Daniel

Scripture memory


  • Vocabulary strategies
  • Sentence types
  • Parts of speech
  • Expository writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Dictionary skills
  • Grammar skills
  • Book Report Projects
  • Students practice writing letters and groups of letters in cursive.
  • Students focus on the five basic areas of becoming a better cursive writer: alignment, slant, size, shape, and spacing

Students are given weekly spelling lists of 22 words.

Each list is grouped phonetically with a specific focus as well as high frequency words and 2 states.

Throughout the week, students will work in a workbook that uses specific spelling strategies to help the students become better spellers.

Students are tested over a list of words each week.

  • United States History: Discovery of America, Jamestown, Pilgrims/Plymouth, Quakers/Pennsylvania 
  • Famous Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Daniel Boone, and others
  • Geography: Mapping skills, Location of all 50 states, Location of 7 continents, Location of oceans
  • Black History Month
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Forces and Electricity
  • Heat and Temperature
  • Ecosystems
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Investigate and Research
  • Elements of Design: Line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space
  • Media: Different media and techniques in artworks from around the world (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, sculpting (slab technique), and mixed media
  • Skills: Create artworks using observation, problem solving, designing, sketching and constructing
  • Create using color value, color schemes (complementary colors)
  • Creating art which communicates ideas based on imagination, recall and observation
  • Identify and describe the elements of two and three dimensional form
  • Recognizes that visual arts are part of various cultures' history
  • Knowledge of foreground, middle ground, background and horizon line

Our curriculum covers 12 essential skills of digital literacy including: computer fundamentals, coding, keyboarding, online safety and digital citizenship, computational thinking, multimedia, internet usage and online communication, visual mapping, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations.

  • Dynamics (loud and soft)
  • Pitch (high and low)
  • Rhythm (fast and slow, rhythm patterns)
  • Melody (high and low, melodic patterns)
  • Harmony (combination of high and low pitches played together)
  • Performance (rhythmic and melodic instruments including African Drums, various rhythm instruments, and bells)
  • Music History (study of composers and their music in correlation to how it relates to today’s music)
  • Composition (writing rhythmic and melodic patterns and songs)

Students come to the library weekly and are able to check out no more than five books per week and can renew them two times.

  • Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity
  • Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury
  • Students will perform loco motor, non-loco motor and manipulative skills at a utilization level, show fundamental components of healthy living, and use appropriate skills in team, group and individual activities
  • Introduce basic fundamental skills of various team sports and other health-enhancing activities
  • During all activities, recreational play verses competitive play and good sportsmanship are continually fostered and encouraged.