Learner Objectives for Third Grade

In the following academic areas, successful third-grade students will be able to:

Religion

  • Survey of the Bible covering the major stories of the Old and New Testament
  • Memory program of the books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Bible verses relating to our lessons

Language Arts

  • Learn correct format of paragraph structure
  • Identify and write statements, questions, commands, and exclamations
  • Plural and possessive nouns, verb tense and irregular verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs
  • Writing friendly letters, a personal narrative, reports, and other forms of creative writing
  • Proofreading skills
  • Apply and practice spelling skills in daily work
  • Correct use of capitalization, commas, and ending punctuation

Science

  • Learn the life cycles of plants and animals
  • Characteristics of the sun, moon, and earth
  • Identify forms of energy
  • How to care for the earth’s water supply
  • Identify the roles of living things
  • Learn proper nutrition values

Math

  • Practice of addition and subtraction facts up to thousands place with and without regrouping
  • Estimating, ordering, and rounding numbers
  • Measurement of time to the minute and elapsed time
  • Measurement using standard and metric units
  • One-digit multiplication facts and dividing by 0-9
  • Identify coins, count, and make change
  • Understand and solve word problems using single and multiple step plan

Art

  • Identify basic art elements
  • Apply art techniques (drawing, painting, etc.)
  • View and discuss major words of art and recognize the art elements used and how they can apply that to their own work
  • Continue to be aware of how art is a part of the word around them
  • Develop confidence in their own skill
  • Use creative thinking and observation skills

Music

  • Development of the voice as the student’s primary instrument
  • Development of rhythm through age appropriate activities
  • Exposure to both sacred and secular songs
  • Music theory, history and appreciation instruction
  • Pre-band instrumental instruction

Handwriting

  • D’Nealian – review and master all lowercase and uppercase letters in manuscript and cursive

Reading

  • Learn and apply decoding skills in daily reading
  • Compare and contrast story elements
  • Identify main idea, details, and topic sentences
  • Learn how to make predictions, inferences, and conclusions
  • Develop and apply comprehension skills in daily reading

Social Studies

  • Look at communities to learn geography, history, work, culture, and government
  • Develop and interpret graphs, tables, and diagrams
  • Field trip to Hannibal, Missouri, to enhance learning of a small community

Physical Education

  • Learn and develop skills for team games (soccer, basketball, whiffle ball, etc.)
  • Perform motor skills for dance activities
  • Display sportsmanship and proper conduct towards others

How can I help my child succeed in school?

  • Pray with and for your child on a daily basis
  • Attend worship services regularly
  • Encourage your child to attend school every day
  • Show real interest in your child’s assignments and homework
  • Be available to assist your child with homework
  • Be positive and realistic about your child’s ability level
  • When your child is absent, be sure to inform the school and check to obtain missed work
  • Talk with your child about his/her learning experiences in school
  • Encourage your child to ask questions
  • Challenge your child in his/her areas of strength and provide support in areas of weakness
  • Communicate often with your child’s teacher — ask how you can help at home
  • Encourage your child to value education and learning by stressing the importance of quality education
  • Help your child be prepared each day to do his/her very best
  • Become actively involved in your child’s education by attending school functions, open houses and parent teacher conference

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