3rd Grade Lesson Plans

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Title of Lesson Core Subject  Comments
Movement Poetry - 3rd Language Arts/Dance A lesson to incorporate poetry and dance.
Skip Counting- 3rd Multiplication/Dance ‍This lesson uses movement to help motivate students to learn skip counting.‍
Math Lesson Plan Math/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will practice quick decision making, working together and interacting with each other while practicing math and dancing together.
Newton's Law Science/Dance In a 60-minute class 3rd grade students will explore forces in motion by creating locomotor movement sequences.
Moon Lesson Plan Science/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will explore the phases of the moon and the properties of the moon while exploring locomotor steps.
My Many Colored Days Language Arts/Dance In a 45-­‐minute class students will develop a deeper understanding of their emotions by exploring and creating a dance based on the book My Many Colored Days.
Mother Drum Math-Fractions/Dance Students will be able to understand note value and fractions by participating in movement, while a story is being told, that will teach about the whole note, half note, quarter note and eighth note.
Terrarium Science/Dance In a 45-minute class, K-3rd grade students will explore that plants  need water, sunlight, soil and air to grow by performing a dance based on locomotor and axial movement
Living & Non Living Science/Dance In a 45-minute class, K – 3rd grade students will explore the concept of living, non-living, once lived, and never lived things by exploring popular dance steps.

MUSIC

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
3rd Gd Rhythm & Beats Math/Music This lesson uses beats and rhythms to write multiplication problems.

DRAMA

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Living Vs Non Living Science/Language Arts/Drama ‍A lesson about Living vs. NonLiving, teaching the students how to debate.‍
Why Did the Goat Cross the Bridge Science/Drama Students will demonstrate their understanding of the effects of temperature, light and moisture on plants and animals.

VISUAL ARTS

Click on this link for the Utah State Core Curriculum in Visual Arts.

Title of Lesson Core Subject Comments
Starry Night Writing/Visual Art Students will demonstrate their understanding of analyzing and reflecting art using the elements of art to create their own version of Starry, Starry Night.  They will also integrate this by writing a limerick poem to help them discuss, evaluate, and explain their interpretation of their own artwork.
Using Area 2 Create Math-Area of Polygon/Visual Art CULMINATING ACTIVITY USING AREA OF POLYGONS TO CREATE THE FLOOR PLAN OF A CASTLE.
Families & Household Math- Multiplication/ Visual Arts Students draw a picture of their families or households to use for multiplication story problems.
Anasazi Pottery - 3rd Social Studies/Visual Art Pottery activity centered on Native American art in the Southwest U.S. Grades 3-4.
Multiple Meaning Words Language Arts/Visual Arts This is a fun for spring or fun for review CRT's
Array Town Math/Visual Arts This can be adapted to add as much Art as needed.
Arrays All Around Us Math/Visual Arts Can use any supplies to create the picture.
Color Wheel Portrait Mural Social Studies/K-2 Content Core/Visual Arts Students will learn about the color wheel, how to draw a simple or detailed face (depending on the grade), and then will create a piece of a mural using one or two colors.