Amesbury Seventh-day Adventist School




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Grade 3
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BIBLE
Accepting His Plan: for the universe, for peace
Lucifer's disruption
Plan of Redemption: Promise of Redeemer
Testing of Plan: Job, Tower of Babel
Fulfillment of His Promise: through john the Baptist, life and death and resurrection of Christ
Plan for His church
Revealing His plan: E. G. White, messages to the church
Plan for each individual
Fulfillment of His plan: second coming
Reverence for God and His Word

ART
Primary and secondary colors
Tints and shades, warm and cool
3-D shapes
Color mixing
Elements and principles of design
Positive and negative space
Parallel and diagonal
Variety of form, color, texture, and shape
Cultural influences on art
Visual awareness: home, community, advertisement
Acquaintance with well-known artists and their works
Natural and man-made art

COMPUTERS
Practice drills
How computer works
Simulation games
Spell checker
Viewing and printing
Internal computer parts
Early computing devices
Electronic advances in computers
Keyboarding hand positions
Entering and editing text
Directories
Word processing

LANGUAGE ARTS
Reading and Literature
Read at instructional level
Read independently
Word analysis: root words, prefixes and suffixes, syllabication, context clues
Comprehension: details, main idea, cause and effect, making inferences
Vocabulary: idioms, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

Speaking
Pronunciation and usage
Discussion and conversation
Telephone courtesy
Introduction, directions
Variety of presentations

Spelling
Assigned words
Rules
Spells correctly in written work

Listening
Courtesy and appreciation
Information
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, persuasive words, nonverbal clues

Writing
Transition from manuscript to cursive
Parts of speech
Types of sentences
Capitalization and punctuation
Composition: paragraphs, reports, letters, poetry, dialogue
Writing process: draft, write, edit, and revise

Study Skills and Reference
Alphabetizing to third letter
Test taking
Completing forms
Glossary, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia

MATHEMATICS
Reading and writing numbers and place value
Expanded notation
Rounding numbers
Division facts
Properties: associative, commutative
Addition and subtraction with regrouping
Word problems
Estimation
Beginning Roman numerals
Simple fractions and equivalents
Perimeter, area, volume
Time and money skills
Standard and metric measurement: linear, mass, temperature
Geometric figures
Collect, organize, and interpret data

MUSIC
Recognize and reproduce rhythms
Major and minor melody
Two-part rounds
Chord changes
Cumulative singing Introduction, interludes, codas
Eighth notes and rests
Symbols 'p', 'mp', 'mf', 'f'
Musical tones
Instrument families Operetta
Music from other countries
Hymns
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal
Classroom singing

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Motor skills
ball, balance, individual activities, relays, lead-up games for team sports

Fitness
testing, running, jogging, heart rate monitoring

Positive attitudes
self-worth, self-control, responsibility

Concepts
safety, rules of health, movement principles, body systems

Interpersonal skills
cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership

SCIENCE & HEALTH+
Man: God's highest creation
Handling family crises, divorce, death
Heredity and learned behavior
Self-esteem
Health habits
Animals: insects, birds, fish, mammals
Digestive system
God's natural laws: magnetism, inertia, friction, electricity, gravity
Solar system and space