What to Expect in 3rd Grade
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14
Early Modern History (Story of the World): Our study of history in 3rd grade begins with Elizabeth I and ends with the forty-niners while examining Biblical connections. Students enjoy memorizing timelines, characters, and early modern history facts. Student reading selections include The Man in the Iron Mask and The Little Pilgrim’s Progress.
Language Arts (Michael Clay Thompson, Classic Literature): Students are immersed in rich, classic literature to practice fluency and comprehension skills. A favorite is Mr. Popper’s Penguins. They receive explicit instruction in correct sentence composition, grammar, and poetry. Students practice four-level sentence analysis and examine Latin root word parts and their meanings.
Science (Elemental Science): Students learn about our Creator and His creation through Chemistry. At least once a week, the teacher plans a hands-on investigation or experiment. Students memorize the Periodic Table of Elements and read inspiring books about Christian scientists who have influenced today’s world.
Math (Saxon): Saxon's Math Intermediate 3 is a perfect transition into Saxon Math 5/4! Incremental lessons provide daily practice and assessment; mathematical concepts are taught through informative lessons, diagrams, interactive activities, and investigations that build critical thinking as well as real-world problem solving skills.
Third grade students have the opportunity to participate in specials (Art and PE).
3rd grade students receive 30 minutes of vocabulary Latin instruction twice a week. Vocabulary is learned through music, chants, flash cards, and more.
Classroom and family come together for "Grandparents Day", "Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts with Dad." Students enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Around the World, Valentines celebration, and an Egg Hunt. At Christmas time, each class will perform a song while the end of the year is reserved for "Night of the Stars", a fine arts talent and arts celebration.
3rd grade students celebrate the "Pioneer Day" with their 7th grade buddies!
Students enjoy playing together outside during recess for 30 minutes each day.