Ms. Chantal Lanning
Grade 3 Teacher
"I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord," plans to prosper you, not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
By God’s grace, lessons (1) confront learners with the Law, showing human sin and our need for a Savior; (2) lead learners to see God’s grace in sending Jesus to redeem us from sin, death, and the power of the devil; and (3) encourage learners as they daily live in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. The curriculum helps students to understand God and His Word, how the Holy Spirit blesses the church, God the Father’s gracious gifts to us, how Jesus brings salvation, how God hears and answers his people, how God leads us to respond in love, and how God comes to us through the Means of Grace.
Memory includes Bible passages, the Ten Commandments with meaning, Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Luther’s Morning and Evening prayer, and the OT and NT books of the bible. Memory development is an important educational skill, which also forms a firm foundation in God's Word.
A review and extension of addition and subtraction, along with multiplication and division facts, and problem-solving application. Also includes introduction to statistics and probability, measurement and time, geometry, fractions, and decimals.
A study of communities in the United States. The studies include the structure of a community, history of communities in the U.S., living and working in communities, government, and cultures.
The study of science is broken into four areas: Life Science (plants, animals, and environments), Physical Science (matter and energy, forces, machines, and work), Earth Science (geology, sun, moon, and planets, and weather) and the Human Body (body systems and health).
A variety of stories and novels are read to develop comprehension, style, character, setting, plot, and interpretation along with an extension of basic reading skills. Phonics rules are reviewed and used in words to promote more accurate spelling. Tests are given weekly on Friday.
The work-text is used to provide written practice for the concepts taught in language class. The concepts include sentences, capitalization, punctuation, possessives, contractions, word usage, subjects, verbs, adjectives, and creative writing.
Students will be introduced to various media and explore some of the principles and elements of art and design through drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage. Students will explore art as it relates to other disciplines and units of study such as social studies, science and literature. Computer
Students will recognize ways technology has changed and help their lives at school and at home. Students will recognize the need for security applications and how to keep their computer safe, especially on the Internet. Students will learn how to use basic input/output devices, proper keyboard and typing techniques, manage and maintain files on a hard drive or network, and demonstrate proper care of hardware, software and storage media. Students will know how to exchange files with other students using technology, identify search strategies for locating information, and proofread and edit using appropriate resources.
Students will demonstrate and identify fitness components, demonstrate progress toward mature forms of throwing, catching, kicking striking, rolling and locomotor and non-locomotor skills. Students will develop responsible personal behavior traits, social character traits and the use of good sportsmanship in sports. Students will have an understanding of physical activities that lead to a healthy lifestyle, the importance of them, and begin to learn the basic muscles of the body and how to exercise them.
Students are offered the opportunity to explore various beats and rhythms. Students play percussion and sing. In addition, the students learn the written value of musical notes, and become acquainted with compositions and composers of various time periods. Third graders also receive recorder instruction.
Choir (Sonshiners) Grades 1-4
Students meet weekly and learn many songs, which are sung throughout the year, during Chapel (monthly), Church (quarterly), Christmas Musicals, Spring Musicals, and in a special Student Led Worship once a year.
Textbooks and Other Sources
Religion One in Christ Concordia Publishing House, 2011
Mathematics Progress in Mathematics Sadlier Oxford, 2006
Social Studies Our Communities MacMillan McGraw-Hill, 2005
Reading Reading Books 1 & 2 McGraw-Hill MacMillan, 2005
Spelling McGraw-Hill MacMillan, 2005
Language Language 3A Beka Book, 1996
Science Science Scott Foresman, 2003