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Third Grade & Fourth Grade Curriculum


  • Read Bible narratives
  • Identify law and gospel in Bible stories
  • Application from Bible stories to present day living
  • Study of the Book of Genesis and other Old Testament stories
  • Major emphasis most of the year on gospel stories of the New Testament and the journeys of Paul
  • Memory work of knowing Bible verses and the meanings of the books of the Old and New Testaments and commandments
  • Parts of prayer, praying out loud, and praying for each other


  • Review of the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Geometry – two dimensional shapes and three dimensional figures
  • Fractions – add, subtract, compare, order, and mixed numbers
  • Double digit multiplication
  • Long division
  • Facts tests
  • Problem solving and strategies

Language Arts

  • Students will experience literature from a wide range of genres
  • Reading with fluency will be stressed
  • Vocabulary development
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Accelerated Reader


  • Students learn the major principles and patterns of English spelling
  • Students learn reliable spelling strategies that they can apply to both familiar and unfamiliar words


  • Sentence types
  • Parts of speech
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • Writing letters, expository paragraphs, descriptive paragraphs, persuasive paragraphs, and narratives


  • Practice cursive writing
  • Emphasis placed on letter height, form, and connection between letters


  • Plant and animal classification
  • Adaptations in plants and animals
  • Volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Rocks, minerals, and fossils
  • Magnetism and electricity
  • Energy – heat and sound
  • Scientific method

Social Studies

  • Idaho history including symbols, geography
  • Native Americans, fur trappers/traders
  • United States history and geography


  • Experience elements and principles of art
  • Use a variety of media in art projects
  • Art appreciation by professional artists


  • Identify beat and rhythm of words
  • Read rhythms
  • Hear and sing music from diverse cultures

Physical Education

  • Developmental activities including fitness, movement, body mechanics and fitness testing
  • Rhythmic activities of folk dancing, mixers and rope jumping
  • Simple games involving running, tag games, ball games, and relays
  • Sports skill instruction and drills, lead-up games, individual and dual activities
  • Soccer
  • Track and field


  • Vocabulary, phrases, and songs
  • Comprehension of words
  • Activities to practice lessons

Computer Lab

  • Keyboard practice
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Web browsing software
  • Internet research skills
  • Enhance classroom curriculum