Third Grade

The challenging and practical tasks of Oak Meadow’s Third Grade curriculum encourage new skills and awareness through observation, precision, imagination, and creativity.

Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be easy to use for the parent/teacher and the student. Assignments are clearly marked and explained in detail. A weekly planner, assignment checklist, and materials list for each lesson helps you plan your week in advance and budget your time and resources. (Families are encouraged to use our main lesson books to document their student’s work.) Comprehensive learning assessments are included at the end of each lesson to help you document your student’s progress, recognize your student’s strengths and areas where more support is needed, and track learning over time.

Classic children’s literature forms the foundation of a rich and effective Language Arts program that develops essential grammar and composition skills. A new interest in careful work is encouraged through the introduction of cursive handwriting and basic spelling rules.

In Social Studies, students develop a deeper understanding of history by reading about the legends, laws, and government of ancient cultures. Geography is explored as students investigate and map their own cultural heritage.

The Math curriculum focuses on multiplication tables, place value to the millions, and counting with money while also learning how to carry and borrow, add and subtract three-digit numbers and solve division problems with remainders.

In Science, students observe weather patterns, interdependence in nature, local trees, and the changing of the seasons. Students are introduced to the scientific method through simple experiments that encourage careful observation and accurate reporting skills.

Art, Crafts, Music, and Health activities encourage students to explore through a variety of media including watercolor, clay, carpentry, cooking, and paper marbling. Students continue to develop their recorder playing skills, create their own book of music, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.

Third Grade Overviews

Please note: Some items on the overview above, such as a literature selection, may have changed, but scope and sequence remain the same.

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Write imaginative stories
  • Memorize poems
  • Learn cursive handwriting
  • Create multiplication designs
  • Play math games
  • Conduct a planet rotation experiment
  • Make a tree collage

Third Grade Curriculum Materials

  • Third Grade Coursebooks (two-volume set)

K-3 Teacher Enrichment Materials
(These only need to purchased once for K-3.)

  • The Heart of Learning
  • Oak Meadow Guide to Teaching in the Early Grades
  • Oak Meadow Crafts for the Early Grades
  • Oak Meadow Circle Time CD
  • Healthy Living from the Start

  • Advanced Recorder
  • Oak Meadow First Cookbook
  • Folk Tales
  • D’Nealian Handwriting Cursive ABC Book
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • The All-New Woodworking for Kids
  • Third Grade Craft Kit