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					                                         Aurora Academy - 2nd trimester curriculum plan - 3rd grade
                                                      Aurora Academy Curriculum Plan
                                                       3rd and 4th Block (2nd Trimester)
       Reading                Language Arts                     Math               History and Geography                  Science                  Core Knowledge
                            (Writing, & Spelling)
  Open Court Book 1:      Mid-Year Writing             Multi-step word problems  Pearson Learning               Human Body                      Sayings/Phrases
   Unit Three:             Assessment                  with addition and          The Vikings                       Skeleton and muscles      His bark is worse than his bite
   Imagination                                         subtraction                1-The Vikings                    (major bones and joints,    Beat Around the bush
    Through Grandpa’s     Review of phonics,                                     2-Traders and Raiders            major muscle groups)        Beggars can’t be choosers
       Eyes                compound words, prefixes,   Subtraction with borrowing 3-Viking Sailors and Ships        Circulatory System &      Clean bill of health
                                                                                                                                                             Stories
    The Cat Who           suffixes                                               4-Eric the Red                       heart
                                                       Multiplication facts       5-Leif Ericson                                               Hunting of the Great Bear
       Became a Poet                                                                                               (arteries, veins,
                                                                                                                                               Gone is gone
    Picasso               Grammar and usage           1,2,3,4,5,10               6-Viking Gods and Myths          capillaries)
                                                                                                                                               Little Match Girl
    Roxaboxen                                                                    The Earliest Americans            Brain and nerves         Myths/ Legends of Ancient Greece
    The Bremen Town       Autobiography writing       Elapsed time               1-Beringia: The Land Bridge      (cerebrum, cerebellum,                   & Rome
                                                                                  2-America’s First Settlers       brain stem, spinal cord
       Musicians                                                                                                                               Jason and the Golden Fleece
                           Step Up to Writing: Great   Money amounts over $1      3-People of the Far North        and nerve actions)
Unit Four: Storytelling                                                                                                                        Perseus & Medusa
    A Story A Story
                           Short Answers                                          4-Anasazi and Mound Builders      Eye and Ear               Cupid & Psyche
                                                       Greater than, less, than,  5-After the Anasazi                                          The Sword of Damocles
    A Tale of the                                                                                                 (anatomy and function)
                           Poetry                      equal to comparisons       6-After the Mound Builders                                   Damon & Pythias
       Brothers Grimm
                           Listen My Children                                     7-The Eastern Woodlands        Light and Sound               Androcles & the Lion
    Carving the Pole                                  Symmetry                   Exploration of North America                                 Horatius at the Bridge
    Oral History                                                                 1-Early Spanish Explorers                                      Myths & Mythical Creatures
    Aunt Flossie’s Hats                                                          2-De Soto’s Long March
                                                       Horizontal, vertical,                                                                   Asgard (home of gods)
       and Crab Cakes                                  diagonal, parallel,        3-The Search for El Dorado                                   Valhalla
       Later                                           perpendicular lines        4-Spanish North America                                      Hel(underworld)
    The Lemon Tree                                                               5-Two English Explorers                                      Odin
                                                       Number lines               6-Champlain and New France                                   Thor
                                                                                                                                               Trolls
                                                                                                                                               Norse gods/days/week