grade 3 curriculum

Language Arts

  • • Read a variety of literature daily and make age appropriate selections
  • • Practice and develop a variety of comprehension strategies
  • • Practice writing concepts, writing mechanics, cursive, sentence structure, and grammar and usage
  • • Develop and practice spelling words and vocabulary words
  • • Continue to develop and practice the writing process using a variety of styles
  • • Continue to develop listening, organizational and study skills


  • • Continue to improve addition and subtraction skills using multi digit numbers
  • • Expect quick recall of multiplication skills and practice daily
  • • Develop skills with multiplication and division skills whole numbers, place value, develop fractional understanding, and use measurement skills to define 2-dimensional shapes
  • • Number routines that include time, calendar, estimation, and temperature
  • • Be able to communicate mathematical ideas, work in cooperative learning groups, and understand mathematical terms


  • • Use appropriate tools to gather data and draw conclusions
  • • Develop a scientific vocabulary
  • • Carry out, record, and develop simple experiments individually and in group situations
  • • Engage in studies of earth science and life science
  • • Develop ways to communicate findings both oral and written expressions

Social Studies

  • • Engage in discussions about communities, geography, manufacture, map skills, and large cities in America
  • • Develop ways to communicate ideas orally, in written expressions and through presentations
  • • Develop strategies to work effectively and efficiently in small groups

Arabic/Islamic Studies/Quran

These subjects are part of a sequence of courses per the Kuwait Ministry of Education main curriculum regarding arabic and religious education. AFL for foreigners and/or students who speak arabic as a second language is also offered. Arabic is scheduled once a day, everyday of the week for all grades. Religion/Quran is scheduled 3 times a week.

Physical Education

  • • Continue competency in managing body
  • • Demonstrate teamwork in the performance of group activities
  • • Show good sportsmanship and teamwork in games and activities
  • • Demonstrate flexibility, strength speed, and agility
  • • Continue to develop in the areas of catching, kicking, striking, dribbling, and rolling


  • • Listen, hear and sing melody and harmony
  • • Practice identifying between loud and soft, forte, fortissimo, pianissimo, tone color, tempo changes, rhythms, flats and harps
  • • Develop strategies in playing the ORFF instruments using techniques in play solid, broken, and crossover bordun
  • • Begin to develop skills using the recorder
  • • Folk dancing
  • • Participate in choral presentations


  • • Understand basic art terms
  • • Apply basic principles of design
  • • Recognize all primary and secondary colors, intermediate hues, changes in value and intensity, textures and patterns, likenesses and differences, and characteristics of art
  • • Use a variety of media to create art projects


  • • Continue to review computer basics and keyboarding skills
  • • Continue developing proficiency in word processing, drawing and graphics, peripherals, presentations with an emphasis on power point, electronic references, digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, and internet
  • • Continue to use the computer as a tool to enhance the learning process through curriculum integration in the classroom
  • • Understand the importance of internet safety

Library / Character Development

  • • Continue to review skills learned in previous grades
  • • Identify and locate collection of materials
  • • Locate information using the automated card catalog and begin basic research skills using a variety of references
  • • Use the parts of the book to locate information, use appropriate reference sources to locate information, and identify numerical arrangement of non-fiction materials
  • • Continue to develop an appreciation for literature and story telling
  • • Continue to develop and demonstrate skills in self awareness, relationships, decision making and safety awareness