Third Grade Curriculum
English Language Arts
 
Third graders continue with a full Spalding program of 30 spelling words, 70 phonograms, grammar and handwriting. Third grade begins learning Spalding cursive and it is used in all of their work once letter formations are secure.  As in the lower grades, Open Court is the chosen reading program.  Third grade also offers an above grade level class for students needing an additional challenge.
 
Click here to download the Language Arts Overview for third grade.
 
Mathematics 
As in all of our grades, students are working above level in math. In fourth grade math students focus on 4 critical areas:  continuing to develop understanding and fluency with whole number multiplication, and developing an understanding of multi-digit whole number division; developing their understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, multiplication of fractions and division of whole numbers with fractional answers; developing an understanding of area; and understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified using properties.  An accurate and speedy grasp of basic facts becomes essential to free the mind for these complex concepts.
Click here to download the Saxon Standards for third grade.
Click here to download the Saxon Scope and Sequence for third through fourth grade.