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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)

-Days of the Week
-Basic conversation
-Building basic language skills: listening, speaking, comprehension and reading. 

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.