Grade 3-4 Study Topics
• Religion: Students are introduced and exposed to key concepts of the Lutheran Christian faith. They will be able to read from the Bible and have a concept of chapter and verse. They will study Bible Stories and relate these lessons to their lives. They will understand they are forgiven and not separated from God.
• Reading/Language Arts: A variety of different types of literature are encountered. Reading comprehension, decoding, and vocabulary skills are emphasized. Creative writing with content and organization and with an awareness of grammatical mechanics is a high priority. Accelerated Reader is emphasized greatly.
• Mathematics: The third grade students’ need to use mathematical concepts daily is implemented by developing skills such as problem solving, using basic operations, identifying patterns, and the skills of multiplying and an introduction to division. Decimals are introduced and geometric concepts expanded.
• Science: Major units of study in this grade are the Plant and Animal kingdom, health and nutrition
• Handwriting: Continued practice in cursive is the emphasis of the first semester. During the second semester students will be expected to complete all written work in cursive unless otherwise instructed.
• Social Studies: Students understand that God created our world and therefore need to learn about landforms and natural resources. Skills in map reading, use of a globe, and other geographical skills are practiced. They will recognize communities are places where people live, work, and cooperate with each other in order to accomplish tasks and goals.
• Computer: Students learn how to do Internet searches. Type to Learn typing program is used for keyboard skills.
• Art/Music/P.E./Choir: The concept that anyone can enjoy art is reinforced as students work in a variety of mediums and projects. Further muscular strength occurs as students participate in a variety of games and drills. Sportsmanship is also emphasized. Music education continues to have a high place in the weekly life of students through classroom and choir activity.