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. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

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

  • Abeka Workbook - Purchase Link

  • BJU Workbook - Purchase Link

  • Handwriting Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Breanna James

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. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

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

  • Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Breanna James

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. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $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: Breanna James

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. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $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: Breanna James

11:35am   - 12:25pm

5th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


Supervisor: Varied Offered Monday and/or Wednesdays All Hours -Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum.




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester




* Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
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). Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Special Help with Reading


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is for the kiddo who is struggling with reading. We will use different methods as well as reading from different kinds of things. We go over mechanics as well as trying to pinpoint what the struggle is. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as we go, and I learn their learning style and levels. There is no curriculum to purchase but I do ask for a $20 supply fee. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe do not write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies:

  • Folder
  • 3x5 notecards
  • Pencil




* Ballet Dance


Teacher: Jessica Girourad No prior dance experience required. Dancers will start with the fundamentals of classical ballet including, but not limited too, fun exercises at the barre, the middle of the floor, and across the floor. Students will gain confidence, poise and focus from this class, as well as flexibility and strength. Supplies:

  • Ballet shoes
Dress code: Comfortable clothes that can be danced in, no jeans or baggy clothes please. A leotard, tights and skirt is recommended, but not required!




* Art Composition (Mon Only)


Teacher: Penny S. Burt 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. The following classes will be media based, such as watercolor, pencils, pastels, etc. Artists through history will be introduced as they are relevant to the subject being covered. Supply fee: $25 per semester




* IEW Level A (Mon Only)


Teacher: Julie Cox IEW Level A: No previous writing experience is necessary for this introductory level writing class! Writing doesn’t have to be boring and burdensome. This class will introduce students to a method of writing in which they can have immediate success while providing writing content that is interesting and fun! This introductory writing class is geared for 3rd-5th grade students using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching: Structure and Style curriculum. Students will be introduced to a method of writing based on modeling, imitation, and coaching. Seven structural models will be introduced to students this year, along with several stylistic techniques that will help to improve your student’s writing abilities. By using this method of “text reconstruction” students can focus on how to write instead of getting bogged down over what to write. We will be using IEW’s All Things Fun & Fascinating book along with IEW’s Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go. (Please note that while all instruction will be done in class, parent involvement will be necessary at home.) IEW Level A Curriculum: ●All Things Fun & Fascinating ($29.00) ●Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go ($7.00)




* Fun Latin (Wed Only)


Teacher: Julie Cox Fun Latin is geared for students in 3rd - 4th grade and will introduce them to the basics of the Latin language including vocabulary words, conjugation endings, declension endings, derivatives (English words that have Latin roots), and Latin sayings. Students will have lots of opportunities to practice what they are learning in class through games, activities, songs, and chants. This class will lay the foundation for students who would like to continue with a more serious study of Latin and provide exposure to the language from which many of our English words are derived. Homework will consist of workbook pages and vocabulary flash card review. Supplies: Fun Latin Curriculum: *Latina Christiana Student Book 1 Fourth edition ($16.00) *Latina Christiana Pronunciation CD Fourth edition ($8.95)




* Nature Explorers (Wed Only)


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Similar to the Nature Anatomy Class offered to older grades, this class will be tailored to meet elementary students on their level exploring the natural world and developing a love for nature and exploration. Supplies:

  • Explorer Bag
  • Nature Journal
  • Compass
  • Mesh Collection Sack
  • Magnifying Glass
  • “Small Adventures Journal”: Purchase Link HERE




* P.E.


Teacher: Alex Hughes 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!




* Elementary Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed:

  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Pencil
  • Supply Fee: $10





6th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


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




* Guitar II


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundamentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music. $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Lego Masters -Stem (Mon Only)


Teacher: Nicole Crandell 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! ​​ Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Creative Writing (Wed Only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
“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. SUPPLIES

  • Spiral Notebook
  • Pencil




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn to use a sewing machine and all sewing tools/notions. Students will learn cutting patterns, pinning, sewing straight seams, and basic quilting while creating age appropriate projects. Students vote as a class on each project they will complete. Supply List: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. Supply Fee: $25




* Special Help with Spelling


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is a hands-on class to help with the fundamentals of spelling. We will be using a lot of things beyond writing and repetition to learn and remember spelling words. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as needed as I learn their learning styles and levels. I will be using words on their level. Different kids in the same class may have different words. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe don’t write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies:

  • Folder
  • 3x5 notecards
  • Pencil




* Bible Class (Mon Only)


Teacher: Amy Beller Following Christ explores Bible accounts in the Old and New Testaments and encourages solid Bible study skills. Missionary stories and stories from church history are also included to inspire students and help them apply biblical principles to their everyday lives. You will need to purchase this




* Nature Arts & Crafts (Mon Only)


Teacher: Melissa Davis This course is designed for anyone who loves nature and creating beautiful art. In this course, students will use natural materials to create crafts (art, decorations, gifts). Hands-on class activities each week. Students will be asked to bring specific nature items to class for the next project on occasion (leaves, sticks, flowers, pinecones, rocks, etc.). I am gathering as many supplies as I can beforehand to keep the supply costs down.

  • Class Supply Fee: $15
  • Paint Pen Set for Rock Painting - Fine Tip (optional)
  • Colorful Sharpie Set for Rock Painting (optional)
  • Folder to keep project Instructions (optional)




* Elementary Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed:

  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Pencil
  • Supply Fee: $10





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