3RD GRADE

Maths

Number and Operations
• Understand, describe place value to ten-thousands place
• Design and label number lines appropriate to the situation
• Compare and order numbers through 10,000
• Skip count by threes, e.g. 1, 18, 21, 24…
• Understand the commutative property of + and x
• Understand the zero property of multiplication
• Understand the meaning of the decimal point
• Understand the concept of tenths written as a decimal
• Understand the meaning of multiplication and division
• Know the multiplication and division fact families
• Know multiplication and corresponding division facts
• Add and subtract numbers up to 4-digits
• Multiply mentally by 10 and 100
• Multiply and divide 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number with remainder
• Understand meaning, structure of fractions (zero to one)
• Understand and write simple mixed numbers
• Compare fractions with like denominators
• Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
• Add and subtract money
• Use strategies to estimate whole number computations

Algebra
• Analyze mathematical sequences with/without a calculator
• Use patterns - predictions, solve problems, relationships
• Understand, explain relationships in equations, inequalities
• Solve equations and inequalities
• Identify and use commutative and associative properties
• Understand and use grouping symbols

Geometry
• Explore congruence and similarity
• Add to find perimeter
• Count to find area and volume
• Create models of 2-dimensional objects
• Investigate simple nets
• Analyze and describe 2- and 3-dimensional objects
• Find and name locations on labeled grid/coordinate system
• Identify shapes that when put together = a given shape

Measurement
• Use correct measurement vocabulary
• Explain, measure temperature using Celsius, Fahrenheit
• Read and understand a simple time line
• Measure length, weight, volume using metric and US customary units to nearest ½ unit as appropriate
• Using appropriate tools, draw a line or shape with specified measurements
• Count money up to $10.00
• Understand attributes of second, minute, hour
• Tell time to the minute, before or after the hour
• Measure elapsed time using a calendar or clock
• Read/understand a calendar using day, week, month, year
• Count weeks before/after certain dates on the calendar

Data Analysis and Probability
• Organize and interpret data using line graphs
• Construct graphs using data from a table
• Discover patterns in tables and graphs by creating, organizing, recording and analyzing data
• Formulate questions and categories for data collection and actively collect first-hand information
• Describe the shape and important features of a set of data and compare related data sets

Bible

 

Accepting His Plan: The Plan of Redemption, God’s plan for the church and for the individual
• Understand the importance of studying scripture in daily life
• Know the roles “three-in-one” members of the God-family
• Understand that God and the angels He created lived in heaven in perfect harmony before sin
• Understand that sin and its effects are the result of the universal conflict between God and Satan
• Know that death is a consequence of sin, but God has the power to raise the dead from their graves
• Explain Jesus’ role as Messiah, Savior and Redeemer
• Know that Christians are part of God’s family and have a responsibility to witness and serve others
• Understand that all people are equal in God’s sight and are accepted into the Family of God
• Know how God has worked in history to preserve Christian church
• Understand that each person has spiritual gifts, talents
• Know, power to make right choices is provided by grace
• Understand that Jesus is coming back for all who have chosen to follow Him and will live with Him

Social Studies

History
• Develop an understanding of time
• Measure calendar time by days, weeks, months, and years
• Identify Native Peoples in the local area
• Explain how the local community was established
• Read Bible and church history stories
• Explain the history of community traditions

Civics and Government
• Explain the importance of good citizenship
• Identify fundamental democratic principles and ideals in songs, stories, and symbols
• Tell how the 10 Commandments relate to laws of a country
• Describe the basic structure of government
• Describe how laws are made, applied, and enforced
• Show tolerance/respect for individuals with different beliefs
• Explain the meaning of national and patriotic symbols

Geography
• Use a variety of maps
• Learn important geographical terms
• Use a compass and recognize the basic directions
• Identify regional features where your community is located
• Show how climate affects vegetation and animal life in your region
• Identify sources and results of pollution
• Describe renewable and nonrenewable resources

Economics
• Recognize the role of useful work
• Explain the interaction of buyers and sellers
• Describe how local producers use natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services
• Describe, illustrate value of tithing and returning offerings

Individuals, Society, and Culture
• Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ
• Understand the importance of cooperation and sharing
• Understand how God words through people to help make the community a better place
• Identify local and national holidays and understand the reasons they are celebrated
• Identify factors that make the local community unique
• Participate in community service or mission projects

Physical Education

 

Spiritual Emphasis
• Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle
• Incorporate into one’s lifestyle health principles: water, air, exercise, nutrition, sunlight, temperance, rest, trust in God
• Avoid at-risk behaviors
• Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports
• Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities
• Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being

Movement and Motor Skills
• Demonstrate mature form in all locomotor patterns and selected manipulative and non-locomotor skills
• Adapt a skill to the demands of a dynamic, environment
• Acquire beginning skills of specialized movement forms
• Combine movement skills in applied settings
• Apply critical elements to improve personal performance
• Use critical elements to provide feedback to others
• Recognize and apply concepts that impact the quality of increasingly complex movement performance

Lifestyle and Fitness
• Select and participate regularly in physical activities
• Identify the benefits derived from regular physical activity
• Identify physical activities that provide personal pleasure
• Identify several activities related to physical fitness
• Associate results of fitness testing to personal health status and ability to perform various activities
• Meet fitness standards defined by a fitness testing program
• Experience enjoyment participating in physical activity
• Enjoy practicing activities to increase skill competence
• Interact with friends while participating in group activities
• Use physical activity as a means of self-expression

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors
• Follow activity-specific rules, procedures and etiquette
• Utilize safety principles in activity situations
• Work cooperatively/productively with a partner, small group
• Work independently/on-task for a specified period of time
• Explore cultural/ethnic self-awareness through participation
• Recognize the attributes that individuals with difference can bring to group activities
• Experience differences and similarities among people by participating in activities of national, cultural, ethnic origins

Science

Life: Animals, Arthropods, Arachnids, Genetics
• Describe the basic needs of living things
• Describe the life cycle of animals
• Identify factors that all animals need to survive
• Explain food chains and food web
• Classify organisms by similar/different characteristics
• Identify inherited traits and diseases

Health: Drugs, Health Principles, Biblical Principles, Natural Laws, Human Sexuality
• Understand drug abuse is harmful to health
• Identify healthful and harmful drugs and their affects
• Understand the proper use and value of medicines
• Understand that God has provided guidelines (natural laws) to keep us health
• Exhibit life style choices consistent with biblical principles

Physical: Force, Friction/Gravity/Inertia, Motion
• Define force and friction
• Define gravity and describe how it affect matter
• Compare gravitational attraction of objects of varying mass
• Define inertia and describe its effects
• Describe how forces affect the motion of objects

Earth: Origin of the Universe, Astronomy, Solar System
• Identify God’s role in the creation of the universe
• Understand purpose of God’s law and order in the universe
• Define astronomy
• Describe the space program
• Identify the members of the Solar System
• Describe the sun’s affect on planet earth
• Describe the moon’s phases
• Define asteroids, meteors, comets, and constellations

Scientific Inquiry: May be included in each unit of study
• Make observations
• Ask questions, form hypotheses based on observations
• Plan a simple investigation
• Collect data from the investigation
• Use data collected to explain the results
• Safely use and store tools and equipment

Service/Career Options
• Explore ways to use science to serve the community
• Identify careers in areas of Science

Fine Arts

Art
• Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
• Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
• Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas
• Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures
• Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places
• Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks
• Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Music
• Recognize and write eighth notes and rests
• Recognize major and minor tonality (sounds)
• Use introduction, interludes, codas
• Recognize AABB and AABA patterns
• Know meaning of signs p, mp, mf and f
• Identify different solo voices
• Identify music styles form different countries
• Learn to use the hymnal index

Language Arts

Extended Reading and Writing
• Recognize and read grade appropriate sight words
• Use the writing process
• Read silently for pleasure
• Write an autobiography, stories, and plays
• Write for the purpose of thanking and researching
• Write descriptions and personal experiences in sequence
• Write poetry and a newspaper article
• Write to express opinion

Comprehending, Studying, and Evaluating Ideas
• Develop two column notes and charts
• Use number notes, concept maps, and visual media
• Use picture clues
• Determine meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases
• Develop level-appropriate vocabulary through the use of context clues and resource materials
• Develop main idea outlines using number notes with topics/details
• Write summaries
• Analyze, compare, and contrast character traits
• Analyze main ideas using concept maps
• Distinguish between fact and opinion
• Assess by opinion-proof notes and persuasive paragraphs
• Write discussion questions about content of literature/visual media
• Develop main idea outlines
• Create visual media to differentiate real and imaginary information
• Analyze main ideas of visual media
• Write paragraphs with main ideas and details
• Underline selectively
• Understand bias in media messages and products
• Identify and describe specific thoughts/feelings from visual media
• Analyze author’s craft
• Sequence events in pictures, notes, timelines, charts, paragraphs

Reference Skills
• Use library references
• Alphabetize by second letter and beyond
• Use a dictionary

Word Study
• Read words with short vowel patterns and high frequency words
• Read and write words with silent e
• Read and write two-syllable words
• Divide words into syllables
• Read, spell, and write words with hard and soft c and g
• Write one and two-syllable words with ai, ay, ee, and ea
• Recognize the use of repeated sounds in literature
• Decode and write words containing dipthongs
• Read, spell, and write verb endings
• Identify, choose, and write the correct forms verbs
• Form contractions using not
• Use a, an, and the correctly
• Read and spell words with r-controlled vowel patterns
• Read, spell, and write antonyms, synonyms, and homophones

Sentence Skills
• Understand word and sentence order
• Indent paragraphs
• Edit for usage, capitalization and punctuation, including commas
• Use abbreviations
• Identify and use parts of speech, including verbs and adverbs
• Recognize and edit correct verb tenses
• Identify and use pronouns
• Understand common and proper nouns
• Identify different kinds of sentences
• Write clear, concise, correct, varied, and complete sentences
• Use new vocabulary in concept maps, sentences, and discussions

Technology

 

• Demonstrate proper use and care of computers and other audio-visual equipment
• Practice using the keyboard
• Become familiar with proper computer terms
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing, multi-media and word processing software
• Learn file management
• Learn about technology related occupations
• Use appropriate input/output devices
• Begin troubleshooting for basic malfunctions
• Become aware of copyright issues
• Practice courtesy and respecting of computer tim
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