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
- Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000
- Place value
- Building background
- Vocabulary strategies
- Cause and effect
- Statements and questions
- Making predictions
- Context clues
- Drawing conclusions
- Story elements
- Author’s Purpose
- Phonics Skills
- A/R Test
Novels: Chocolate Touch, Secret in Maple Tree, Pilgrim Boy, Cricket in Times Square
Study the life of:
- 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
- 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
-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.