Grade 3 - What to Expect | Our Savior Lutheran School

Grade 3 - What to Expect

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What to expect in Grade 3...

Chapel is on Monday except for special holidays and weeks where there is no school on Monday.


We will have PE 3 days per week, and music two times per week.  We will visit the library once a week.  We spend 30 minutes outside every day, weather permitting, to include a mid-morning recess or lunch recess. 


Our study of Religion will include:  New Testament Bible stories and Paul's Missionary Journey.


In literature we may read: 

  • Ribsy
  • Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
  • Ramona Quimby Age 9, by Beverly Cleary
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson
  • Charlette's Web by E. B. White
  • Kights of the Roundtable by Gwen Gross
  • The Knights at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh


In English we will:  learn to identify the eight parts of speech.  We will classify Pattern 1 (SN-V), Pattern 2 (SN-V-t-DO), and Pattern 3 (SN-V-t-IO-DO) sentences.  We will write 2-point and 3-point expository paragraphs and descriptive paragraphs.  We continue to learn rules for proper punctuation and capitalization.


In Math we will:  review addition and subtraction facts to 20; add and subtract up to five-digit numbers with regrouping; create and read Venn diagrams, bar graphs, line graphs, and pictographs; tell time to the minute; read a thermometer in Fahrenheit and Celsius; measure and calculate line, perimeter, and area; memorize multiplication and division facts; solve addition, subtraction, and multiplication story problems; write fractions and mixed numbers.


Our study of history will include:  Timeline events 26-50, beginning around the time of the birth of Christ up to fall of Constantinople.  Points of special interest will be Roman history.  We will learn the 100 most important events in history through song.


In Science we will:  Differentiate between seed plants and non-seed plants; identify and classify vertebrates and invertebrates; build and demonstrate simple machines; experiment with light, color, and prisms; study planets, the moon, changes in the earth (volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, and weathering), and the weather.


For memory we will memorize: The six chief parts of the Luther's Small Catechism and selected Bible verses related to our Catechetical memory; Learn By Heart.


Some exciting field trips may include:

  • Main Street Theater
  • George Ranch

Special events & projects:

  • Class science project
  • Weaving
  • Painting
  • Leather stitching