3rd Grade Curriculum Overview

The primary focus of our third grade at St. John's Lutheran School is to continue to develop a higher level of independence as learners. The curriculum emphasizes personal responsibility for remembering to complete work assignments and developing a sense of responsibility for themselves and the expectations of the teacher.  Organizational skills are taught and reinforced regularly, and the needs of the students are addressed individually so that each child has an opportunity to grow and succeed.

Religion

Religion

St. John's 3rd grade students lead chapel services a few times a year.•  Develop a desire to grow in their personal faith in Jesus.
•  Encouraged to pray to God regularly.
•  Recognize God's power to save and help us.
•  Develop a concept of chapter and verse by reading excerpts from the Bible.
•  Learn and apply to daily living the Ten Commandments and their meanings.

Language Arts

Language Arts

St. John's 3rd grade students enjoying a special reading day in the classroom.•  Based on Common core standards.
•  Emphasize reading, comprehension, decoding, and vocabulary skills.
•  Interpret and evaluate nonfiction, fantasy, biography, poetry, fiction, narrative, plays, and folk literature.
•  Improve writing skills by focusing on constructing paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting details.
•  Write letters, thank you notes, invitations, explanations, descriptions, stories, and poetry.
•  Utilize The Accelerated Reader tests to strengthen comprehension.
•  Practice cursive handwriting.
•  Work on clarity in printing for map work.
•  Do book reports and projects each trimester.

Math

Math

St. John's 3rd grade students leaning about graphs by sorting and graphing Skittles.•  Based on Common Core standards.
•  Apply math concepts daily.
•  Develop problem solving skills.
•  Compute using multiplication and division.
•  Study decimals, geometric concepts, and money.
•  Enhance math skills through the use of Daily Math.

Science

Science

St. John's 3rd grade students do many fun experiements, this time using candy corn and various liquids.•  Learn about plants, pollination, the life cycle of butterflies, and the food chain.
•  Study weather, the earth’s surface, evaporation and condensation, hurricanes/tornadoes, and the solar system.

Social Studies

Social Studies

St. John's 3rd grade students learning about maps and orientering to better understand the world in which they live.•  Focus on the thirteen colonies, Declaration of Independence, voting and elections, culture in the early 1900s, imports/exports, technology in manufacturing, international trade, Native Americans, and Christmas traditions across the world.
•  Create an imaginary state.
•  Develop and enhance map skills in their geography units and through the use of Daily Geography.

Computer

Computer

St. John's 3rd grade students taking quizes on tablets.•  Use the computer for special projects such as the Young Writers books or Learning Fair projects.
•  Use tablets in the classroom.

Art

Art

St. John's 3rd grade student art project.•  Use a variety of media: watercolor torn paper, colored pencils.
•  Create two and three dimensional projects.

PE

PE

St. John's 3rd grade students take swimming lessons at The Centre of Elgin.•  Experience swimming lessons at the Elgin Centre.
•  Prepare for and complete Presidential Fitness program.

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109 N Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120
 
 

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