Third Grade

Bible

The Prince Avenue Lower School Bible curriculum is an integrated worldview and Bible survey course for Lower School students. This curriculum will help young students formulate a biblical perspective of the world so that they will reflect the Scriptures both in their thoughts and in their actions.

Third Grade Focus:

  • Image-Bearing (worldview) - Building a Relationship of Harmony With Myself as I Become More Like Jesus
  • Building on the Rock (survey) - A Biblical Christian Worldview and Bible Survey Curriculum for Grades 1-6

Text: Summit Ministries Building on the Rock

Language Arts

Third Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.

Text: BJU Press Reading, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears, Excellence in Writing

Math

Third Grade Math curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division concepts and strategies. Other concepts included are data and graphing, time and money, geometry, place value and decimals, and fractions and probability.

Text: Houghton Mifflin

Social Studies

Third Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. Students will study historical figures and their contribution to our nation.

Text: Our American Heritage, A Beka Press

Science

Third Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Animals, Plants, Ecosystems, States of Matter, Sound, Energy, and Soil.

Text: BJU Press

Enrichment (offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of the spoken Spanish language. This includes conversational phrases as well as vocabulary such as colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, food, parts of the body, etc. Students will also study an introduction to the cultures of several Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

Physical Education

Students will develop the ability to perform a variety of basic and advanced movements through games and activities to enhance fitness levels.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Third Grade students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, or Third Grade units of study. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, use of indexes in non-fiction books, guide words in dictionaries, parts of a book, Dewey Decimal System, how to determine valid internet websites for research and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.