Grace Montessori​​​​
​School
Quality Education and Childcare

Grade 3 Curriculum

Science
Identify the life cycles of plants and animals
Parts, functions and classification of a tree, leaf, flower and fruit 
Analyze changes in plants and animals and ways they survive in different seasons 
Different states of matter: experiments 
Different ways of combining: experiments 
Sources of energy
Water cycle
Pollution and methods of conservation
Human body: digestion, respiration and circulation 
Importance of exercise, rest, and proper nutrition for a healthy body
Food and nutrition 
Reading food labels and understanding the content
Language
Learn to read independently 
Increase vocabulary
Summarize and make connections
Demonstrate fluency and comprehension: (SRA reading program)
Differentiate fact from opinion, essential from nonessential information
Read, analyzing, and interpret literature – describe characters, setting, and plot
Make a book report
Identify literary devices in stories, poetry, and drama
Nonfiction and fiction
Identify dialogue of characters
Writing - write narrative and informational pieces using details 
Write and support an opinion
Write a play script 
Paragraph writing 
Edit for spelling, capitalization and punctuation
Parts of speech: noun, article, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection
Types of nouns 
Sentence analysis 
Compound words, antonyms, synonyms and homophones 
Singular and plural 
Gender: masculine, feminine and common gender 
Speaking and listening – listen to others and express themselves orally in group discussions (Great Books: Series 3)
Research – locate information from appropriate sources, organize and present a report
Mathematics
Use numbers to count, locate, name, measure, and order
Identify place values and read numbers to seven digits
Use place value to compare, order, and round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred
Solve word problems
Count and calculate with money, make change, and use decimals and dollar signs
Finding the value of x in a simple equation 
Use fact families to relate inverse operations
Use mental math strategies and estimation to calculate
Add and subtract 5-digit numbers with trading
Multiplication 3 and 4 digit numbers with a 2 digit multiplier 
Division 3 and 4 digit numbers with a one digit divisor 
Tell time to the nearest minute and calculate elapsed time
Graphs and tables
Measure using customary and metric units for length, weight, temperature and capacity
Use probability concepts
Research – locate information from appropriate sources, organize and present a report
Geography and History
Movement of the Earth 
Space and constellations
Seasons and different time zones 
Volcanoes and earthquakes 
Work of air and temperature change 
Fundamental needs of people in different parts of the world
Recognize that communities are comprised of people from many cultures
Learn how people depend on each other for goods and services
Identify features and locations on globes
Theory of Evolution 
Pre-historic time
Famous people in history 
Discuss Civil War 
Geometry 
Identify solids, lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, symmetry and congruent/similar/equivalent figures 
Find perimeter and area
Fractions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division 
Find equivalent fractions
Introduction to decimal fraction