Maples  (3rd Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays for each core class hour taken. A one day option is available, but parents will be expected to present the new information and material on the second day to ensure the student stays on track with the class schedule.

  • Each class has a supply list. On the items you purchase, you only need ONE set for all classes, not 4 sets if you take all 4 core classes. 

Language & Writing

ABEKA Language 3 - Promote creativity while emphasizing the correct use of grammar and mechanics in the third grade with Language 3. Further your child’s knowledge of capitalization and punctuation as he improves in his sentence writing. Introduce your child to nouns, verbs, and adjectives in his quest of learning all 8 parts of speech.  

3rd-grade handwriting reinforces good handwriting habits and establishes with the student a consistent, legible writing style. Writing practices include copying poems, paragraphs, Bible verses, and writing personal compositions.

Supplies:

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty)a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper, colored pencils, markers, small personal pencil sharpener with lid, pink eraser, scotch tape, small personal nose tissues, Avery 8 tab plastic binder dividers with pockets, 12 inch ruler with centimeters and inches, one plastic folder with pocket and prongs w/ 15 sheets of white copy paper in folder, a wide-lined spiral notebook, and sturdy box to contain supplies

  • $5 supply fee per semester for misc art supplies and copies

  • Abeka Workbook - Purchase Link

  • Handwriting Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Candy Matheny

8:30am   - 9:15am

Math

Abeka Arithmetic 3

Master multiplication and division in Grade 3 with Arithmetic 3. Help your child apply arithmetic concepts to everyday situations through word problems and measurement conversions. Graduate into work with fractions as your child learns to reduce, add, and subtract these parts of a whole. 

Supplies:

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty)a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper, colored pencils, markers, small personal pencil sharpener with lid, pink eraser, scotch tape, small personal nose tissues, Avery 8 tab plastic binder dividers with pockets, 12 inch ruler with centimeters and inches, one plastic folder with pocket and prongs w/ 15 sheets of white copy paper in folder, a wide-lined spiral notebook, and sturdy box to contain supplies

  • $5 supply fee per semester for misc art supplies and copies

  • Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Candy Matheny

9:20am   - 10:05am

Reading & Spelling

Abeka 3rd Grade Readers

What an exciting and growing year in reading! This year’s reading includes a simplified version of the novel The Swiss Family Robinson and other exciting chapter books such as Secret in the Maple Tree. It is also time for increased emphasis on reading speed and comprehension by way of 30 timed reading exercises.

Read & Think 3 Comp Skill Sheets

Evaluate your child’s reading comprehension with 30 timed reading exercises. Each story comes with a specified amount of time in which to read and 5-8 comprehension questions to answer.

Spelling: Equip your child with hundreds of words that he can confidently spell correctly. Spelling and Poetry 3gives your child 34 spelling lists complete with vocabulary words with definitions and implementation exercises. Eight poems are also included in this textbook to help your child appreciate the beauty of language and the literary value of poetry. This course will help your child recognize challenging words and appreciate language. 

Supplies:

  • Abeka Spelling & Poetry 3 - Purchase Link HERE

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty)a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper, colored pencils, markers, small personal pencil sharpener with lid, pink eraser, scotch tape, small personal nose tissues, Avery 8 tab plastic binder dividers with pockets, 12 inch ruler with centimeters and inches, one plastic folder with pocket and prongs w/ 15 sheets of white copy paper in folder, a wide-lined spiral notebook, and sturdy box to contain supplies

  • $5 supply fee per semester for misc art supplies and copies

  • Readers & Skill Sheets purchased by Aspire.

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Candy Matheny

10:45am   - 11:30am

Science / History

First Semester is Science

Abeka Exploring God’s World

Show your child the hand of God in His Creation of man and man’s environment through Exploring God’s World. Studies the senses of the human body, the process of photosynthesis, the classifications of animals, the characteristics of different climates, and more. Experiment with fun “Something to Try” exercises throughout the book that calls your child to practice what he’s learning. ​

Second Semester is History

Abeka Our American Heritage

From Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, Jr., give your child a chronological understanding of great leaders in American history. With 22 biographical excerpts of Presidents, generals, preachers, pioneers, and more, your child can observe the character-building qualities of these leaders.​

Supplies:

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty)a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper, colored pencils, markers, small personal pencil sharpener with lid, pink eraser, scotch tape, small personal nose tissues, Avery 8 tab plastic binder dividers with pockets, 12 inch ruler with centimeters and inches, one plastic folder with pocket and prongs w/ 15 sheets of white copy paper in folder, a wide-lined spiral notebook, and sturdy box to contain supplies

  • $5 supply fee per semester for misc art supplies and copies

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire.

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Candy Matheny

11:35am   - 12:25pm

5th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Class Description:

Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum.

Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or another quiet activity.

Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Intro to French


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: This introductory course is structured around thematic units that introduce new grammar and vocabulary through music, hands-on activities, and occasionally through short animated videos. The lessons do build on one another, but the focus is on playful, real-life use of the language over more formal activities such as worksheets and direct grammar instruction. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $5




* Guitar 2


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Supply List:

Semester Supply Fee: $20




* Christian Character Building


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Melissa F. Davis Class Description: I am super excited to offer this class. The principles taught will be based off the reasons I chose to homeschool. The goal is to build character based off Christian morals. We will learn bible verses that this age can understand and use in their own daily life at such a sweet age. We will participate in hands on activities that teach the beauty of the world such as photography & planting a garden. There will be community involvement that happens during the class hour such as making cards for the elderly. I will be introducing community leaders who demonstrate the same values we do by having guests join our classroom, like a super heroic Fireman! Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15




* Mrs. Doodle's Phantasmagorical Edu-fun-tastic Worlds of Wonder


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Nicole Crandell Class Description:

In this class, we will explore our world and delve deep into a different topic each week. Nature, Science, Math, Geography, History, any and all subjects are fair game as we learn more about this wonderful world that God has created. Some topics we will cover:

The Secret History of the Tomato

Four Forces of Flight (or How a 100,000 pound piece of of metal can fly)

Fibbonacci and the Golden Ratio (Where Math, Art, and Nature Collide)

7 Wonders of the Ancient World and How did They Build Them

This will be a hands-on, fun filled adventure...and hopefully we’ll all learn something along the way.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.

- Psalm 65:8

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15




* LEGO Masters


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Candy Matheny Class Description: It's a little bit STEM, a little bit art, and a whole lot of fun! Students will get to work on a variety of projects, some that last a single week and some that will continue through multiple classes. They will develop skills such as creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, creativity, and working within a team. We will use LEGO to build, to problem-solve, and as a creative means of expression. Projects will allow the students to use the scientific method through observation, reasoning, prediction, engineering, imagination, and critical thinking. But most of all, we will get to play with LEGO together...and have a great time doing it! Supply List: LEGO Classic Brick Separator 630 Building Kit (1 Piece) Semester Supply Fee: $15




* P.E.


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Alex Hughes
Class Description:
This class provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of games, sports, and sport related movements as well as health and fitness education. Emphasis is placed on active participation and good sportsmanship during fitness and sport activities. Get ready for fun and exercise!
Supply List: N/A
Semester Supply Fee: N/A





6th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Various Volunteers
Class Description:
Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum.
Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or another quiet activity.
Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Beginner Ukulele


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Sheldon Clark
Class Description:
This is a beginner ukulele class for 4th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rythem patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments.
Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making.
This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.
Supply List: N/A
Semester Supply Fee: $65 - this includes the ukulele, bag, tuner, and book (if you already have a ukulele, then the supply fee is $20) **If you have your own ukulele, please contact the teacher at sheldonclark2001@yahoo.com and let him know that he will not need to purchase your student an instrument. Also, please deduct the $45 from your invoice total. Thanks!




* Creative Writing


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description: “I don’t know what to write about!” How often have you heard that one? Students will be given creative and fun writing prompts to get them started writing. They’ll learn elements of a short story and will be writing their own short stories quickly. Many stories will be written throughout the year. Students will also complete a weekly journal to personally express themselves. Supply List: Spiral Notebook, Pencil Semester Supply Fee:




* Sewing


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Class Description:
This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects. Supply List: 2 white spools of thread, & seam ripper. Labeled with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Art Composition


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Allison Leach
Class Description: We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also learn how to draw in perspective and proper proportions of a human form. Students will be trained to look at an object and draw it in proportion. Students will learn about various artists throughout history to learn various techniques of creating art and will practice these techniques in class. Supply List: 8-10 Classic Bold Line Markers 4 pack Art Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B & 6B 12 pack colored pencils 24 pack Crayola Crayons Personal Pencil Sharpener Big Eraser 1 Black Sharpie 8 color Crayola Watercolor Set Semester Supply Fee: $10




* Free Market Principles


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Melissa Davis Class Description:

Free Market Principles is a class designed to teach children and teens about the principles of economics and a free market. In this class, your student will learn the following concepts and more: How needs and wants are different, How Scarcity affects Value, Why the choices we make explain what matters to us, How value is created, and How trade increases wealth and prosperity. This course was developed by the author of the Tuttle Twin book series.

Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $5





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