Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.

Third Grade

Curriculum
  1. Bible –
    • Heroes of Faith: Servants of God (Journeys With God)
      • Emphasis on biblical accounts of Old & New Testament (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, David, Kings & Queens, Jesus & the Disciples, Stephen, and Saul/Paul), bible memory, activities, discussion, and biblical worldview application
    • Hero Tales Volumes 1-3 (Jackson)
      • Emphasis on specific Christian leader biographies, bible memory, discussion, and biblical worldview application
    • Weekly Chapel (Grades 3-4)
  2. Language Arts – Reading Street (Pearson Education Inc.)
    • Emphasis on application of third grade reading comprehension, vocabulary, and phonics skills through various genres of literature in both anthology texts and leveled small group texts
    • Creative writing projects and application of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, peer editing, revising, editing, and publishing)
    • Weekly grammar skills and spelling based on phonics patterns
  3. Math – My Math (McGraw Hill)
    • Emphasis on multiplication
    • Review of place value and addition and subtraction using regrouping (up to four digits)
    • Introduction to basic division, properties and equations, fractions, measurement, interpreting data, area & perimeter, and geometry
    • Leveled math groups for skills and math fact fluency using Reflex Math (+, -, x, ÷)
  4. Science – Interactive Science (Pearson Education, Inc.)
    • Emphasis on Study of Science & Technology and Life, Earth, & Physical Sciences
    • Experiments and activities for enhanced learning
    • Project based learning and assessments for each unit
  5. Social Studies – Communities (Scott Foresman)
    • Emphasis on communities and their people, location, history, work, and government
    • Comparison of climates, cultures, and economics of specific communities
    • Project based learning and assessments for each chapter
Special Projects and Events
  • Me Ball writing project
  • Plant project
  • Embryology – hatching chicks
  • Making race cars
  • ‘Antiques Road Show’
  • STEM experiments & activities

 

Field Trips
  • 1719 Herr House Museum
  • PA Wolf Sanctuary
  • Landis Valley Farm Museum