3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Scope & Sequence in our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Math  Grade 3 (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Adds 3-digit to 3-digit numbers, subtracts 3-digit from 3-digit numbers, and solves word problems with carrying and borrowing.

Learns multiplication facts 1–9 with timed drills and oral drills.

Reviews numbers in place values of 1s, 10s, and 100s; writes numbers to count on a number line; reviews and writes on charts; and learns to use picture tables to determine height.

Reviews telling time and learns half-hour, quarter-hour, and 5-minute increments.

Learns Roman numerals.

Reviews measurements of weight, liquid, and length; converts inches to feet, feet to yards; reads scales in pounds; and learns the abbreviations in., ft., and yd.

Writes ordinals first through tenth.

Learns to divide objects or sets into halves.

3rd Grade Homeschool English Curriculum  (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Alphabetizes words.

Learns about sentence types—declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.

Learns about basic punctuation marks (. ? ! , ’ “ ”).

Practices cursive writing—lowercase and capital letters.

Learns parts of speech—nouns (common, proper, singular, and plural), pronouns, adjectives, verbs (action and state-of-being), and prepositions.

Uses compound words.

Understands word concepts—antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, confusing words, and confusing word pairs (a/an, learn/teach, sit/set, let/leave, their/there, its/it’s, and can/may).

Writes letters and addresses envelopes.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE. n Learns about rhyming words and poems.

Literature and Creative Writing  Grade 3 (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Puts sentences, instructions, and stories in order; learns sequencing and placement.

Uses action and descriptive words and learns about limericks.

Expands imagination.

Discovers heroes and enemies in a story.

Creates stories from pictures.

Writes story titles and reports.

Learns about characters, plot, and setting; employs comparison; shows comprehension and order in a story.

Continues to practice speed-reading and handwriting skills.

Locates places on maps.

Uses Scripture to learn how to respond to difficult situations that might arise.

Considers character-building examples placed throughout each PACE in the course.

Required resources:

   Summer Fun with Ace and Christi by Grace Whitehart

   Christians Courageous by Anne E. Schraff

Social Studies  Grade 3 (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Is introduced to different forms of communication—telephone, email, languages, sign language, Braille, microphones, CD recordings, the printing press, and prayer.

Learns about conservation of water and land use and the natural resources water and gas.

Gains interest in geography—continents on the map and globe, Spain, and Israel.

Distinguishes between different types of communities, businesses, and agriculture—farms and products.

Expands knowledge of American history—Christopher Columbus, colonization, slavery, George Washington Carver, and our government.

Studies Joseph, Moses, Cain, Abel, and God’s Laws (Ten Commandments); to accept whatever happens as God’s best; and to do good and do right.

Continues to learn new vocabulary words in each PACE.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Homeschool Science Curriculum - 3rd Grade (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Observes the faithfulness of God while learning about the solar system.

Learns about the concept and measurement of time.

Learns about animal and plant life cycles.

Recalls and continues the study of God’s Creation.

Studies Bible topics such as Jesus’ return; sin, death, and the curse; man’s freedom to choose to love and obey God.

Read stories using new vocabulary and visual discrimination.

Looks at geological changes after the Flood—jungles and hot lands, tundra and cold lands, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Word Building  Grade 3 (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Reviews long and short vowel sounds, blends, digraphs, and diphthongs.

Expands vocabulary with prefixes and word endings.

Learns new phonetic rules—schwa a and silent letters.

Increases visual discrimination.

Develops word concepts that are presented in English—antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and confusing words (there/their).

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Bible Reading  Grade 3 (PACEs 1025–1036)

   The student:

Reads and answers questions about God’s Word.

Focuses on the book of Matthew.

Memorizes the books of the Old Testament.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

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