The Third Grade Teacher Planner is the perfect student supplement to the Third Grade Syllabus. It contains daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling & Phonics, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music in an easy-to-read format addressed to the student. The assignments for each week are found on facing pages and are broken down by subject and day. There is a box for the student to check off for each subject, so that the parent can see at a glance how all subjects for the day or even the week are going. In addition, each week has a Notes section for every subject in order to track any changes to assignments, field trips, extra-curricular work, deadlines, weekly grades, etc. The Teacher Planners are not a substitute for the corresponding syllabus, however. They are an aid that lists the student’s work, without giving the detailed explanations or teaching resources found in the syllabi. The student will need to refer back to the syllabus on occasion for particular directions. Please Note: The Teacher Planner uses the standard texts found in the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabus. Where the syllabus offers a choice of texts, the Teacher Planner uses the text that most families in the Mother of Divine Grace program use (noted below in bold).
In Religion we use The Child's Bible History (Knecht) to learn about salvation history and to construct a Bible Book. The student also continues the memorization of Catholic doctrine, using the St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No.1. In Mathematics we use Arithmetic 3 (A Beka) to teach mathematical skills, including memorization of the multiplication tables. In Language Arts we use Primary Language Lessons (Serl) which teaches important basic writing skills. In Spelling and Phonics we use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook which continues the study of phonics and begins the practice of spelling. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we use Exploring God’’s World (A Beka) which is an excellent science text. In History we use Short Stories of Famous Americans (MODG) to study the founders of our country and to memorize important dates in American history. We also provide the student with list of historical fiction to complement the study of history through literature as well as a list of good literary classics. In Geography we use Third Grade Geography (MODG), which teaches the student how to read maps. In Latin we use Latin & Greek Roots (MODG) to begin the study of Latin and Greek. In Art we use Third Grade Art (MODG) to continue the student’s art appreciation. In Music we use Let's Learn Music, #2 (Hayes); selections from Music Masters to foster the student’’s appreciation of music.
Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.