Third Grade

Teacher: Mrs. Clevenger

Room: B-5

Phone: (916)331-7377 ext. 3241



I. Bible – Positive Action for Christ – Growing with God
  • Lessons such as Salvation, God’s Promises, the Bible (our Manual for Spiritual Growth), the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Daniel and lessons of Jesus
  • Curriculum includes memory verses, vocabulary, Bible doctrine, Bible maps, character trait activities, and life application sections
II. Reading/Phonics – A Beka
  • Handbook for Reading
  • Paths to Adventure
  • Footprints
  • Crossroads
  • Pilgrim Boy (Novel)
  • Secret in the Maple Tree (Novel)
  • Better Bridges
  • Worlds of Wonder
  • Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Review of vowels, consonants, blends, one-and two- vowel words, consonant blends, and all phonics rules
  • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
  • Spelling rules: Doubling consonants, dropping silent e, changing y to i
  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral reading
  • Reading homework
  • Book reports
  • Read and think skill tests
III. Penmanship – A Beka – Cursive Writing Skillbook 3
  • Manuscript letter formation
  • Cursive letter formation
  • Daily seatwork practice in all academic areas
  • Review of cursive writing formation ¾ -space high
  • Writing thank you notes and letters
  • Writing poetry
  • Guided creative writing
IV. Spelling and Poetry – A Beka – Spelling and Poetry 2
  • Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
  • Sentence dictation with spelling words
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Spelling glossary
  • Reading and writing various styles of poetry
  • Weekly test
V. Math
  • Number Sense and Numeration (writing and comparing numbers, rounding, place value, estimating, regrouping, number words, prime numbers, square roots, and Roman numerals)
  • Concepts of Whole Number Operations (number sentences, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division fact families)
  • Whole Number Computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divi sion)
  • Fractions and decimals.
  • Money
  • Algebra, and Functions (number sentences, graphs and comparison symbols)
  • Geometry (shapes, spatial relationships, line segments, angles, symmetry, transformations, faces, vertices, and geometric solids)
  • Measurement (time, calendar, temperature, linear Measure, weight-mass, capacity-volume, perimeter, area, and volume)
  • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability (surveys, bar graphs, pictographs, Venn diagrams, and probability)
  • Problem Solving (developing skills and strategies)
VI. Language and Grammar – A Beka – Language 3
  • Capitalization of a first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people, and places
  • Correct punctuation at the end of sentences
  • Words using prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, compound words, same-meaning words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions
  • Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills
  • Word usage rules
  • Writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations, short stories, friendlyletters, and guided creative writing
  • Writing thank you notes and letters
  • Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, and adjectives
  • Word usage rules
  • Forming plurals and common contractions
  • Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
  • Dictionary skills
VII. History and Geography – A Beka – Our American Heritage, Our American Heritage Map Study Skills
  • Continents and Oceans of the World
  • Study of World Geography
  • States of the United States
  • Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people. Columbus, John Smith, Pocahontas, Miles Standish, Squanto, William Penn, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone, Noah Webster, John Greenleaf Whittier, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, U.S. Grant, Louisa May Alcott, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Billy Sunday, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Map Skills
VIII. Science – A Beka – Exploring God’s World 3
  • Health and Human Biology: Wonderfully made, Nervous System, and Sense Organs
  • Exploring the Plant World
  • Exploring the World of Vertebrates and the World of Invertebrates
  • Exploring the Desert
  • Exploring the Ocean
  • Exploring the Pond
  • Exploring the Forest
  • Exploring the Farmer’s Field
  • Exploring the Weather
IX. Health, Safety, and Manners – A Beka – Health, Safety and Manners 3
  • Health: posture, exercise, muscles, rest, nutrition, diet, nutrients, cleanliness, and fighting diseases
  • Safety: habits, home and play safety, street safety, bicycle safety, water and fire safety, and first aid
  • Manners: being polite, thoughtful, respectful, special manners for girls and boys, being pleasant, telephone manners, proper introductions, hospitality, courtesy, and respect
X. Art
  • Coloring, watercoloring, crafts, projects, and various other media
XI. Physical Education
  • Organized outdoor games and exercise
XII. Music – with school music teacher
  • Participation in school musicals

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Dear Parents,


Your wonderful children who worked so hard while being 3rd graders, are now 4th graders! I know that your children will be a blessing to their teacher next year! Thank you for all of your support this year! Also thank you for blessing me and praying for me throughout the year.  I will truly miss you all!

Please remember that there is No Daycare tomorrow, Friday, June 1 or next week!.

There are several summer camps available to you this summer. There are also several music camps that run all throughout July. Please refer to the dates below and the link.


Fourth  Grade School Supply List [ link here ]


  • 3-7        — NO Daycare
  • 10        — Summer Camp Session 1
  • 24        — Summer Camp Session 2


  • 8        — Summer Camp Session 3
  • 9 – 12        — Piano Camp (LINK HERE)
  • 16 – 19        — Praise Band Camp (LINK HERE)
  • 22        — Summer Camp Session 4
  • 23 – 26        — Music Camp (LINK HERE)



Orientation  will be held on Monday, August 12 and the first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 14.

Thank you again for all of your help! You were all such a blessing to me!

Thank you, students, for all your hard work this school year! Keep it up, and you will do great in 4th grade!


God Bless,

Mrs. Clevenger



2019 – 2020 Important School Dates to Remember

Orientation Night Mon., Aug. 12
First Day of School Wed., Aug. 14
Labor Day – no school Mon., Sep. 2
Veterans Day – no school Mon., Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Week – no school Nov. 25 – 29
Christmas Break – no school Dec. 20 – Jan. 5
MLK Jr. Day – no school Mon., Jan. 20
President’s Day – no school Mon., Feb 17
Easter Break – no school Apr. 13 – 17
Memorial Day – no school Mon., May 25
Last Day of School Thur., May 28