Curriculum - Grade 3

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BIBLE

Accepting His Plan: for the universe, for peace
Lucifer's disruption
Plan of Redemption: Promise of Redeemer
Testing of Plan: Job, Tower of Babel
Fulfillment of His Promise: through john the Baptist, life and death and resurrection of Christ
Plan for His church
Revealing His plan: E. G. White, messages to the church
Plan for each individual
Fulfillment of His plan: second coming
Reverence for God and His Word

 
ART

Primary and secondary colors
Tints and shades, warm and cool
3-D shapes
Color mixing
Elements and principles of design
Positive and negative space
Parallel and diagonal
Variety of form, color, texture, and shape
Cultural influences on art
Visual awareness: home, community, advertisement
Acquaintance with well-known artists and their works
Natural and man-made art

 
COMPUTERS

Practice drills
How computer works
Simulation games
Spell checker
Viewing and printing
Internal computer parts
Early computing devices
Electronic advances in computers
Keyboarding hand positions
Entering and editing text
Directories
Word processing

 
LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading and Literature
Read at instructional level
Read independently
Word analysis: root words, prefixes and suffixes, syllabication, context clues
Comprehension: details, main idea, cause and effect, making inferences
Vocabulary: idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

Speaking
Pronunciation and usage
Discussion and conversation
Telephone courtesy
Introduction, directions
Variety of presentations

Spelling
Assigned words
Rules
Spells correctly in written work

Listening
Courtesy and appreciation
Information
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, persuasive words, nonverbal clues

Writing
Transition from manuscript to cursive
Parts of speech
Types of sentences
Capitalization and punctuation
Composition: paragraphs, reports, letters, poetry, dialogue
Writing process: draft, write, edit, and revise

Study Skills and Reference
Alphabetizing to third letter
Test taking
Completing forms
Glossary, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia

 
MATHEMATICS

Reading and writing numbers and place value
Expanded notation
Rounding numbers
Division facts
Properties: associative, commutative
Addition and subtraction with regrouping
Word problems
Estimation
Beginning Roman numerals
Simple fractions and equivalents
Perimeter, area, volume
Time and money skills
Standard and metric measurement: linear, mass, temperature
Geometric figures
Collect, organize, and interpret data

 
MUSIC

Recognize and reproduce rhythms
Major and minor melody
Two-part rounds
Chord changes
Cumulative singing Introduction, interludes, codas
Eighth notes and rests
Symbols 'p', 'mp', 'mf', 'f'
Musical tones
Instrument families Operetta
Music from other countries
Hymns
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal
Classroom singing

 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Motor skills
ball, balance, individual activities, relays, lead-up games for team sports

Fitness
testing, running, jogging, heart rate monitoring

Positive attitudes
self-worth, self-control, responsibility

Concepts
safety, rules of health, movement principles, body systems

Interpersonal skills
cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership

 

SCIENCE & HEALTH+

Man: God's highest creation
Handling family crises, divorce, death
Heredity and learned behavior
Self-esteem
Health habits
Animals: insects, birds, fish, mammals
Digestive system
God's natural laws: magnetism, inertia, friction, electricity, gravity
Solar system and space exploration
Weather
Signs of the end and New Earth
Scientific method

 
SOCIAL STUDIES+

Reading and understanding maps and globes
Communities: rural and urban
Interdependence and resources
Seventh-day Adventist outreach
Sources of food and clothing
Shelters of animals and people History and development of transportation and communication
Holidays and customs
Groups: differences, values, rules, customs
Pioneers and explorers
Careers and community services
United States geography (optional)
Geography and topography of local regions
Citizenship responsibilities

 

* Bible series may be rotated through grades 1-4. Materials for each series are adapted to the appropriate grade level

+ Subjects may alternate for grades 1 and 2 and for grades 3 and 4. Materials are adapted to the appropriate grade level.