Third Grade

Third Grade

In third grade, our goal is to cultivate and encourage independent learners. Their academic journey in third grade is a rigorous step up from second grade, but we believe our students can grow academically and obtain high these goals. More importantly, we want to encourage their walk with Christ by teaching Biblical lessons, praying with them, memorizing Bible verses, and demonstrating a Christian walk with Christ to our students. We look forward to assisting our students to become Christ-centered, working students.

Meet the teachers

Cheryl Zdon
3rd Grade Teacher
Caitlin Hollenbach
3rd Grade Teacher

What will my child learn?

  • Bible
  • English
  • Heritage Studies
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Spelling
  • Visual Art

Bible

  • The Life of Abraham
  • The Life of Jacob
  • The Life of Joseph
  • The Life of Daniel

English

  • Parts of Speech
  • Writing
    • Game Instructions
    • Friendly Letters
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Writing a Story
    • Writing a Book Report
    • Writing a Sound Poem

Heritage Studies

  • The Start of the United States
  • France's History in the 1700s and the impact it had on America
  • Physical Maps
  • Traveling Westward
  • Stories from Long Ago – Parables, Fables, Legends, Folktales, Tall Tales
  • War Coming: Slavery and the Underground Railroad
  • North vs. South – Civil War
  • American Holidays
  • The Wild West

Math

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division
  • Time
  • Money
  • Measurement
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Geometry

Reading

  • Reading Groups based on individual reading level
  • Literacy Circles
  • Summaries
  • Vocabulary
  • Questioning
  • Illustrating
  • Connecting
  • Travel Tracing
  • Vocabulary Journals
  • Comprehension
  • Phonetic Skill Development
  • Chapter Books
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Charlotte's Web

Science

  • Warm and Cold Blooded Animals
  • Plants
  • Ecosystems
  • Soil, Rocks, and Minerals
  • Matter
  • Sound
  • Energy in Motion
  • Weather
  • Solar System
  • Cells, Tissues, and Organs
  • Skin

Spelling

  • Spelling words are chosen directly from what will be read in class each week

Visual Art

  • Click here to learn more about our visual art program