Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 3

Grade 3 Social Studies

By the end of third grade, students should be well versed and knowledgeable on a number of social studies topics and concepts. A comprehensive third grade social studies curriculum should help your child meet this year’s objectives as well as prepare them for next academic year. Some of the learning targets your student should achieve include: understanding of economic concepts (banks, imports/exports/production of goods) exploration, colonial life focuses on the importance communities – how they work together, how varying conditions may affect them, and how they have evolved over time. Learn about the characteristics, way of life, and beliefs of various cultures such as vikings, etc.

Grade 3 Social Emotional

In Social Emotional Learning – Elementary, addresses basic social and emotional concepts that every child needs from getting along with others to self esteem, from learning to be aware of the feelings of others to dealing with insensitive people or emotionally challenging situations. sincerely caring attitude radiates out to students, helping them to accept the life-enriching ideas presents. Addressing serious issues that students will encounter throughout their lives, encourages students to realize that even at a young age, they are the captains of their fates, that they control where their lives will go, and that they have the power to overcome any adversity and become truly amazing people.

Grade 3 Language

Reading Now that phonics and reading skills are pretty much mastered, it’s time for your child to focus on their comprehension skills. Using the right strategies to break down text, ask questions, make inferences and summarize are all concepts that students will focus on this year. The ideal language arts curriculum for third grade will help your child address these and many more objectives, including but not limited to:
  • Describe characters, identify the main idea and use supporting details.
  • Use context clues to understand what a word means.
  • Read and understand a variety of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fables, etc.
Writing With the basics down, students are now moving on to writing longer, more detailed copy. This year, students will continue to grow their vocabulary and use these new words and phrases to make their writing as clear and concise as possible. A 3rd grade language arts curriculum will also help students with the writing objectives listed below.
  • The writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
  • Write longer text in chronological order using transition words
  • Write different types of text: opinion, informative, narrative, etc.


Good writing isn’t possible without a solid understanding of grammar rules. This year, students will gain a deeper understanding of concepts that will help them communicate more effectively, both in writing and orally. Your language arts curriculum for third grade should teach your child how to:
  • Use proper punctuation, capitalization, and noun and verb forms (singular/plural)
  • Understand parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, etc.
  • Know the different sentence types

Grade 3 Science & technology

Making sure your third grader accomplishes their learning objectives for science is a must, otherwise, learning more complex concepts in the upcoming years will only prove difficult. Since homeschooling laws vary based on where you live, be sure to find out what your state’s homeschool requirements are when it comes to third grade science. Typically, you’ll find that science objectives for third grade include the following:
  • Makes inferences about their observations, collects data and records information
  • Understands life cycles of both plants and animals
  • Knows the different processes (weathering, erosion) that shape Earth’s features
  • Understands how different organisms interact with their environment

Grade 3 Mathematics

This course builds on the Grade 2 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social-emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on real-world problems and solutions that different individuals might encounter. They will practice different ways of exploring problems in order to find solutions that best suit their level of understanding and come to recognize that different people may arrive at solutions by using a variety of unique tools and strategies. Regarding numbers, students will become familiar with numbers up to 1000 by counting, representing, identifying, comparing, and ordering different numbers according to different problem sets. They will learn how to break down numbers in different ways. In algebra, students will use different strategies and tools to help them address number problems. They will use whole numbers and fractions to explore algebra, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and patterning. They will use real-life problems and algebraic reasoning skills to explore relationships, patterns, and expressions. They will also write code in order to perform repeating operations as a further exploration of repeating patterns. In data, students will learn how to collect, organize, display, and organize data. They will use surveys, graphs, charts, and tables in order to inform decisions, make predictions, and draw conclusions. They will employ statistical analysis techniques and explore probability in order to make predictions. In spatial sense, students will develop skills by exploring shapes and measurement. They will identify, sort, compare, and construct a variety of 2D and 3D shapes. They will also describe the movement of different shapes by exploring flips, turns, and slides on a coordinate plane. Students will explore measurements of length, height, distance, perimeter, area, mass, and capacity in a variety of different units and contextual situations. They will also learn how to tell time on both digital and analog clocks. In financial literacy, students will continue to develop their understanding of money by familiarizing themselves with different bills, coins, and interactions that require calculating change. They will estimate, calculate, add, subtract, and show equivalency for different money amounts in a variety of true to life problem sets. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 4 mathematics.