Third Grade

This year, our third grade class will be studying the following Abeka & Bob Jones curriculum:

Language Arts:

Phonics and Reading
Review of all phonics rules
Oral reading
Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing
Review of cursive writing formation 3/4-space high
Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
Sentence dictation using spelling words
Reinforcement activities
Nine poems committed to memory

Language: Writing Process
Complete sentences
Punctuation and capitalization rules
Creative writing, friendly letters

Language: Grammar
Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
Word usage
Forming plurals and common contractions
Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
Dictionary skills

History and Geography

Continents and oceans of the world
Study of world geography
States of the United States
Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people:

Columbus, George Washington, Clara Barton, John Smith, Thomas Jefferson, U. S. Grant, Pocahontas, Daniel Boone, Louisa May Alcott, Miles Standish, Noah Webster, Booker T. Washington,
Squanto, John Greenleaf Whittier, George Washington Carver, William Penn, Robert E. Lee, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Billy Sunday.


Exploring the Plant World
Exploring the World of Vertebrates
Exploring the World of Invertebrates
Wonderfully Made
Exploring the Ocean
Exploring the Weather
Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer’s Field

Health, Safety, Manners

Posture, Exercise, Nutrition, Diet, Cleanliness, Fighting disease

Fire, Water safety, Home, Play safety, Street safety, First Aid

Proper introductions
Telephone manners
Courtesy and respect


Recognition of the place value of numbers
Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
Subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing
Multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying
How to show a multiplication fact six ways
Division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem
Terminology for four processes
English and metric measures
Telling time
Roman numerals 1-1,000
Using a ruler
Solving story problems with up to four steps
Recognizing and solving number sentences
Converting measures and solving measurement equations
Recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<)
Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
Solving problems containing parentheses
Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions
Averaging numbers
Reading a thermometer
Recognizing geometric shapes
Finding the unknown number in an equation


Salvation & Christ’s crucifixion/resurrection
Parables of Jesus
The First Thanksgiving
The First Christmas