Skip Navigation

Third Grade

Concord Christian School endeavors to give a completely God-centered orientation of life to each student. We strive to help produce the mind of Christ in our students and establish a well-grounded biblical world view.
Academic concepts taught in Third Grade include:


  • Salvation
  • Parables of Jesus
  • Study of the life of Samuel
  • The early life of David
  • The study of biblical characters Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther
  • The first Christmas
  • Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ
  • Obedience of God’s people
  • Prophets of the Bible
  • Missions Focus Areas
    • Local – Homelessness; Knox Area Rescue Ministry Monthly Service Projects
    • International – India


  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Recognition of subject and predicate in a sentence
  • Identify types of sentences
  • Describe steps in the writing process
  • Nouns: singular, plural, and possessive
  • Verbs:  regular, irregular, past, present and future tense; helping and main verbs, action and linking; subject-verb agreement
  • Identify parts of a book and use library references
  • Identify and use adjectives and adverbs in writing
  • Write a fictional story, a persuasive essay, friendly letter, book report, and research paper


  • Recall of facts and details in a story
  • Identify character traits, setting, plot
  • Define and recognize similes and metaphors in writing
  • Recognize and understand author messages; attitudes, the element of surprise, details, main idea and imagery
  • Recognize similes
  • Predict outcomes
  • Sequencing of events and Fluency in oral reading


  • Addition and Subtraction Facts review
  • Measuring inches, half-inch, quarter-inch, centimeters, millimeters
  • Place Value to the hundred thousands
  • Multiplication facts
  • Division Facts
  • Finding square roots
  • Working with fractions
  • Decimals
  • Dividing two digit by one digit, division with remainders
  • Geometry
  • Positive and Negative numbers


  • Identify relevant information concerning Columbus, John Smith, Pocahontas, Miles Standish, and Squanto
  • Study the lives of William Penn and Ben Franklin
  • Boat Project – build a boat and give oral presentation
  • Focus on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Daniel Boone
  • Study the lives of famous African Americans; MLK, Booker T. Washington, and George W. Carver
  • Recognize and identify all 50 states along with interesting information about each
  • Study of famous women; Clara Barton and Louisa May Alcott
  • Field Trip to downtown Knoxville to see the Tall Ship Replicas


  • Cold and Warm-blooded animals
  • Plants and Ecosystems
  • Forces: Matter, Sound, Energy in motion
  • Soil, rocks, and minerals
  • Weather
  • The solar system
  • Cells, tissues, organs, and skin
  • Knoxville Zoo field trip
Third-grade students participate in weekly enrichment classes including art, music, computer, Spanish, P.E., and library.