Third Grade

Language Arts

Shurley Grammar


  • Place value up to hundred millions
  • Addition facts through 18, column addition, carrying, checking
  • Subtraction facts through 18, borrowing, checking
  • Multiplication 0-12 Tables, multi-digit factors with carrying, checking
  • Division 1-12 Tables, long division with remainders, checking
  • Story problems
  • Rounding to nearest ten, hundred, and dollar
  • Estimation of sums, differences, products
  • Averaging numbers
  • Roman numerals
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures, solving measurement equations and story problems
  • Drawing and measuring lines to the nearest half inch and centimeter
  • Telling time to nearest minute, solving elapsed-time problems
  • Counting and combining coins and bills; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division money problems; determining change
  • Solving multi-process combinations using parentheses to determine order of operations
  • Geometric plane and solid shapes, terms, perimeter, area
  • Interpreting and constructing bar graphs, line graphs, and pictographs
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation
  • Comparing values using greater than (>), less than

History & Geography

  • Map reading skills/activities
  • States of the United States by region
  • Topographical study of the United States
  • Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people
  • Founding of America, including: Miles Standish, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Banneker, Dolly Madison
  • Expanding of America (plus Civil War era), including: Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, DL Moody
  • Modernization of America, including: Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington Carver, Amelia Earhart, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump


  • Being a Scientist
  • Scientific method
  • How/where scientists work
  • Tools, graphing, safety
  • How creation works
  • Energy sources/types
  • Force/movement/machines
  • Structures/magnetism/matter
  • Earth’s Atmosphere
  • Weather/water cycle/climates
  • Earth’s surface
  • Shape/structure/soil
  • Landforms/weathering/ surface changes/rock
  • Stewardship
  • Plant world
  • Seeds/structures/other ways plants sprout
  • Forest types/decomposers/plants that grow from spores
  • Solar system
  • Sun/planets/stars/moon
  • Time/space science/our home
  • Animal world & habitat
  • Vertebrates/invertebrates
  • Prairie/desert/rainforest/arctic/ coral reef/stream
  • Food Chains
  • Human body systems
  • Cells/tissue/organs
  • Nervous system/sense organs
  • Heart & circulatory system
  • Lungs & respiratory system
  • Teeth & digestive system
  • Bones & skeletal system
  • Muscles & muscular system

Health Safety & Manners


  • Posture, exercise
  • Nutrition, diet
  • Cleanliness
  • Preventative care
  • Spiritual, mental, social health


  • Showing courtesy through politeness (includes proper introductions), kindness, respect, helpfulness (includes dealing with bullying), obedience (includes refusal techniques), gratitude, phone etiquette, and putting others first


  • Public safety (includes street and personal safety)
  • Recreational safety (includes bicycle and water safety)
  • Home safety (includes fire and Internet safety)


Lessons: Salvation Series, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemiah, Esther, Crucifixion and Resurrection, Parables (includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Music Arts & Crafts

  • Music theory/flutophone Traditional, patriotic, fun songs
  • Development of art concepts and techniques in multiple types of media featuring charcoal and water colors