3rd Grade

3rd Grade Overview

Teacher Demographics

  • 100% Degreed in Elementary Education
  • 9 years total tenure, 4 years with The Sloan School


  • Phonics-based, highly regarded A Beka curriculum

Student Teacher Ratio

  • 1:20 or 2:26


  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 am – 2:50 p.m.
  • Before and After School Care available


  • Lunch: Nutritious lunch provided each day
  • Snacks: Snack at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

3rd Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading
  • Review of all phonics rules
  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
Cursive Writing
  • Review of cursive writing formation 3/4 spacing high
  • Creative writing
Spelling and Poetry
  • Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
  • Sentence dictation using spelling words
  • Reinforcement activities
Writing Process
  • Complete sentences
  • Punctuation and capitalization rules
  • Creative writing, friendly letters
  • Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
  • Word usage
  • Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
  • Dictionary skills

History & Geography

  • Continents and oceans of the world
  • Study of world geography
  • States of the United States
  • Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people: Columbus, John Smith, Pocahontas, Miles Standish, Squanto, William Penn, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone, Noah Webster, John Greenleaf Whittier, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, U.S. Grant, Louisa May Alcott, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Bill Sunday


  • Enjoying the plant world
Earth And Space
  • Exploring the ocean
  • Exploring the weather
  • Exploring the world of vertebrates
  • Exploring the world of invertebrates
Health and Human Biology
  • Wonderfully Made

Health, Safety and Manners

  • Posture
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Cleanliness
  • Fighting Disease
  • Fire, water safety
  • Home, play safely
  • Street safety
  • First aid
  • Hospitality
  • Proper introductions
  • Telephone manners
  • Courtesy and respect


  • Recognition of the place value of numbers
  • Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
  • Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing
  • Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
  • How to show a multiplication fact six ways
  • Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem
  • Terminology for four proecesses
  • English and metric measures
  • Telling time Roman numerals 1-1,000
  • Using a ruler
  • Solving story problems with up to four steps
  • Recognizing and solving number sentences
  • Converting measures and solving measurement equations
  • Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)
  • Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
  • Solving problems containing parentheses
  • Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions
  • Averaging numbers
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Recognizing geometric shapes
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation


  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther
  • Hymns/choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible Doctrine
  • Bible Doctrine


  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gymnastics
  • Field Trips

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