3rd Grade Core Curriculum | Northland Christian School

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3rd Grade Core Curriculum

Third grade is truly a rite of passage into the upper-elementary program. Students are given more opportunities to develop their independence and to make certain choices in areas of study. Third graders are expected to take responsibility for their actions. They have the opportunity to experience all of the third grade teachers and other specialists in various subject areas throughout the week. This allows for exposure to different perspectives and various teaching styles. Third grade requires more rigorous study than the earlier grades, yet remains enjoyable and rewarding.


Students in grades 1-5 use the Building on the Rock curriculum from Summit Ministries. Third graders focus on the theme of image-bearing and building a relationship of harmony with God, others and self. Key Biblical truths include: God creating us in His image, as image-bearers we are crowned with glory and honor, sin mars our personal harmony and ability to bear God’s image, and through Christ we can be restored in harmony with ourselves and bear His image more completely. Weekly elementary chapels also help instill a desire for worship and Christian leadership. Old Testament stories