Language Arts – Bob Jones

Reading

  • Oral reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension, skills and strategies
  • Reading of poetry
  • Review of cursive writing formation one space high
  • Live Wax Museum — biography book report
  • Sentence dictation using spelling words
  • One book report per quarter

Language

  • Writing complete sentences
  • Capitalization rules
  • Correct punctuation, especially the period and comma
  • Formation of plurals
  • Common contractions
  • Word usage
  • Dictionary skills
  • Recognition of simple nouns, simple verbs and adjectives
  • Recognition of synonyms, homonyms, and antonyms
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Presidential research report

History and Geography – Bob Jones

  • BJU - Heritage Series 3 - Columbus to the Civil War
  • Continents and oceans of the world
  • U.S. President Research Project
  • Memorization work:
    • Preamble to the Constitution
    • First Amendment Freedoms
    • The Gettysburg Address

Cursive – A Reason for Handwriting


Arithmetic – Saxon

  • Multiplication facts 2-12

Science – ACSI Purposeful Design

  • Ecosystems
  • Life of plants
  • Plant variety
  • Earth's surface
  • Stars and constellations

Spelling – A Reason for Spelling


Bible – Bob Jones

  • Memory verses
  • Bible doctrine
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Book of Genesis stories: creation, flood, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph
  • Book of Exodus through the crossing of the Jordan River
  • Elijah, Elisha stories
  • Jesus’ life and miracles
  • Paul and the early Christian church (Book of Acts)

Computers

  • Keyboarding using Mavis Beacon and instructor lessons – Goal: 12 wpm
  • Projects using Microsoft Office 2012 tools:
  • Word (word processing)
  • PowerPoint (presentations)
  • Excel (spreadsheets)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Internet safety

Enrichment Classes Taught by Specialists

  • Art
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Science Lab
  • Spanish

Third Grade Homework:

  • Weekly spelling tests
  • Unfinished class work
  • Preparation for subject tests
  • 75 minutes of reading per week
  • Bible verse memorization practice
  • One book report per quarter