Third Grade

Third Grade

In 3rd grade, I stress the importance of Quiet Time with God; special one-on-one time spent with God. We have Quiet Time on a daily basis for about 20-25 minutes. The students are allowed to relax around the room. They can choose to read their Bible, practice their Bible verse, write in their prayer journals, or spend time praying. I value this time greatly and encourage my students to take it seriously as this is the most important thing they can learn!

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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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 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