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What to Expect in Grade 3

  • Morning assemblies with the whole school featuring prayer, a devotion, praise songs, birthday celebrations and announcements.
  • Chapel each Wednesday featuring singing, Bible recitation and a message or special presentation.
  • Participation in a “Family Group,” a K-8 mix of 10 students led by and 8th grader. These groups meet almost weekly for prayer, game or devotional activity.
  • Daily Bible instruction using Veritas Press Judges through 2nd Kings
  • Weekly scripture memorization including Psalm 139
  • Daily reading/literature: Spalding and Shurley programs. Books include Pippi Longstocking, Stuart Little, Dear Levi; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Henry Huggins, Charlotte’s Web, The Boxcar Children and the Hurricane Mystery, Pilgrim’s Progress, and Little House on the Prairie. Book reports include: a Christian fiction, a mystery, a biography and a state report.
  • Spelling: Spalding – a multi-sensory phonics program
  • Grammar/Writing – Shurley. Students learn all eight parts of speech as well as use direct and indirect objects. Our writing genre includes: expository, descriptive, informative, narrative, report writing, and creative writing. Students use cursive throughout the entire year.
  • Daily math: Saxon including multiplication and division
  • History: Ohio history which also includes its government, economics, climate, and topography. We also memorize the states and capitals and are able to spell the fifty states
  • Geography: We study the U.S. and world through a hands-on approach of individual maps, globes, and atlases
  • Science (CSI) : includes investigation, the circulatory and respiratory systems, plants, forces and electricity, heat and temperature, soil, natural resources, and structures
  • Health: includes eyes, community health, attitudes, families, nutrition, hygiene, diseases, bones first aid, and safety
  • Latin instruction three days per week
  • Music, including choir
  • Art and library once per week and physical education three times per week
  • Daily snack from home; daily lunch and recess
  • Annual participation in Field Day, Christmas program and Spring Musical and a third grade led chapel service.
  • Monthly interaction with residents from nearby independent and assisted living facility.
  • Field Trips and Special Activities:

    – Hale Farm
    – Rocky River Nature Center
    – Natural History Museum
    – Westlake Public Library
    – a water purification plant
    – a boat tour on “The Good Times”
    – a play
    – Ohio birthday party
    – a wax museum book report day
    – our “cuddle-up-and-read” party
    – special movies which accompany our literature books