Third grade at NCA is a year of tremendous growth. Students become more independent workers and are given more responsibility. Third graders begin writing in cursive and learning Latin. The third grade curriculum is a beautiful example of how we integrate subjects to deepen understanding. By studying the history of the Middle Ages alongside the geography of Europe, Astronomy, and Medieval literature, art and music, students develop profound knowledge of this era. We even construct our own authentic replica castles! We are proud to see students learn to work hard and begin to enjoy the fruits of diligence, structure, and striving for excellence.
History: Middle Ages
Grammar: Classifying simple sentences through Shurley Grammar; Vocabulary across the subjects
Latin: Latin for Children A
Spelling: Learning and applying spelling rules
Composition: Institute for Excellence in Writing
Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser Cursive
Art: Elements of Art; 1 time per week
Music: Elements of Music; 2 times per week
P.E.: Building large motor skills, game structure, and physical fitness
Bible: The Gospels; Bible Memory
Artist Study: Rembrandt, Cezanne, Degas
Composer Study: Bach, Schubert, Holst
Poetry: William Blake, Sara Teasdale and Hilda Conkling, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Literature: List includes historically-based literature, read alouds, grade appropriate literature and biographies.
Click here for the literature list.