3rd Grade

Crossing Over

The third grade year is a year for “crossing over” between primary and upper elementary classes. Third Grade at Community Christian School builds on what has been established in the early years to prepare for the challenging activities of the future.

Subject Text Description
Bible Positive Action for Christ Learning God’s plans for our lives and applying it through studying the God of History is the focus of our lessons. Old Testament studies highlight God’s leaders who acted in history while New Testament studies reflect God’s purpose in history.
Chapel Various SpeakersHonorable Character Program Chapel meets weekly to pray, worship, and focus on God for 30 minutes. A variety of guest speakers and the classes themselves provide Biblical messages. Awards for character traits and other achievements are recognized.
Language  Arts ABEKA Readers

Shurley English

Motivation Reading

Accelerated Reader

AVKO Spelling

Novel: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Fluency and comprehension are emphasized in reading, while students are also instructed in word attack skills. Critical thinking skills are emphasized through the Motivation Reading program. Independent reading is encouraged through the Accelerated Reader program. Spelling skills are taught through an audio, visual and kinesthetic approach which programs brains to see patterns. Grammar and punctuation skills are emphasized and writing skills are taught weekly.
Arithmetic ABEKA Arithmetic 3 Lessons involve mastery of the four basic operations, graphs, telling time, calendars, geometry, and estimation. Other lessons practice algebra, ordering, rounding, comparing numbers, elapsed time, subtracting with regrouping, problem solving, making change, and measuring perimeter, area, and volume. There is an ACSI Math Olympics.
Science/Health ACSI Purposeful Design Exploring God’s WorldHealth, Safety, and Manners Students explore God’s creation using the skills of observing, predicting, classifying, inferring, and measuring. A Christian perspective is applied when studying sound, cells, animals, minerals and rocks, work, skin, and the solar system.
History ABEKA Our American HeritageMap and Skills Book


Students learn the history of the United States of America by studying many famous Americans. Map skills are developed. Students apply their knowledge to our own country’s geography.
SLi SLi Curriculum SLi is a curriculum that is designed to train the students to serve others, with the goal of developing the student to become a servant-leader. Each class participates in a year-long mission or community service project.
Computer TechnoKids

Mavis Beacon

Read, Write,  and Type

Kid Pix

Science and Math Software

Computer class provides an engaging and informative environment for computer students. The program provides a comprehensive unit designed to teach Microsoft suite. Many of the software programs incorporate exciting, interactive games to motivate learners. Keyboarding is encouraged in this learning experience.
Music Focusing on God as our Creator, students utilize their singing voices and listening skills to accompany rhythm bands, measuring notes, high/low scales, chords, composers, praise and worship, families of the orchestra, and AB form.
Art Art is a hands-on multimedia course with an emphasis on creating artwork based on the basic elements and principles of art. They will also demonstrate through their artwork how to use the elements of art to show movement and express feelings. The Biblical goal is to help the students realize that Creation is God’s artwork and that He was the original Creator and master Artist. The third grade students have the opportunity to show their pieces in a school-wide art show. Those who advance will have their work sent to ACSI regional.
Library 10,000 plus books Library class reinforces basic library skills including: library etiquette, proper book care, identifying the cover, pages, spine of a book, indexes, exploring call numbers, authors, illustrators, genres of literature, and the Dewey Decimal System. Students are introduced to using electronic encyclopedias, among other innovative technologies.
Physical Education Physical Education includes physical awareness, loco-motor skills, rhythmic activities, lead-up games for life-long fitness, and sports.