Every day in third grade is a gift from above. Together, we are on a mission and ask God to help us guide and direct each child one step at a time.
Third grade is an important year for students. It is a transitional year as they move from primary to an intermediate level. All third grade teachers are committed to teaching and modeling godly behavior, excellence in academics, and a deep and abiding faith.
In third grade we introduce and review these math concepts:
place value and money, addition and subtraction, time and measurement, multiplication, data and probability, division, geometry, fractions and decimals, numeration, patterns and relationships, solids and shapes, congruent symmetry, temperature, and graphs.
In reading we focus on fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. The students do a novel study of Charlotte's Web. We use Abeka Spelling and Houghton Mifflin English.
We study the following subject areas: the five senses, animals and their habitats, machines and work, electricity, solar system, heat and temperature, water, and the earth's resources.
We study American history from the early colonial days through the Civil War.
We study the life of Christ and the early church.
Our students rotate through a cycle of physical education, art, music, and computer.
We study these topics: posture, exercise, nutrients, a balanced diet, cleanliness, fighting disease, and first aid.
After completing a special unit on etiquette in December, third graders attend the Nutcracker ballet in their Sunday best dress, followed by a special luncheon with their teachers. Another field trip is planned in the spring.
THIRD GRADE TEACHERS