Greetings from the third grade teachers at CCS! Our team includes Mrs. Sharon Myers, Mrs. Menay Sullivan, Mrs. Karen Haley and Mrs. Christal Jones. Our goal is to not only educate our students through a challenging curriculum, but also lead them to become Christ-centered, servant leaders who love God and love others.
Third grade is a year of making the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is a year of building on the foundations of the early childhood years, and adding on higher level thinking skills. More responsibility is placed on the students, as well as higher expectations and goals.
The Bible verse we have chosen for our 3rd grade theme is Thessalonians 5:11, “Encourage one another, and build each other up.” It is the first thing you will see above the archway in our pod. We pray that this becomes ingrained in our students from the first day of school and continues throughout their lives.
Our curriculum includes Bible lessons and memory passages, basal textbooks and many great novel studies, poetry, grammar, spelling and writing activities, math, science, geography/history and Latin, along with all of the special classes. Some of our history units of study will include World Geography, World Rivers, Rome, Early Americans, Explorers, Colonial Times and Oklahoma. In science our units will include Plants, Human Musculoskeletal System, Matter, Electricity, Magnetism, Ecosystems and the Solar system.
Some special at-home projects we will do in third grade are four book reports with different formats for each genre, River Brochures, along with other science and history projects. Other events include a Chocolate Touch party, Roman Festival with food, costumes, games and plays, various service projects, field trips to the Oklahoma Science Museum, Oklahoma Historical Museum, and the Mother’s Day Poetry Tea.
Please visit our webpage at ccsthird.weebly.com for more information about our grade level including a weekly newsletter updated each Friday to keep parents informed of everything going on in our classrooms.