Third Grade



Bible – The life of Jesus and the beginning of the Church

Math – Addition & subtraction with regrouping; multiplication; introduction to long division and measurement

Language – Study of grammar with rules and practice through written examples, repetition and review; dictionary skills

Reading – Emphasize comprehension and develop phonic skills; reader used develops love for reading and encourages growth in Christian character

Social Studies – History, geography, economics, culture & government while emphasizing Christian character and attitudes; studying the American Frontier, the 50 States, the Civil War, and the Transcontinental Railroad

Science – Circulatory & respiratory systems; heat & temperature; forces and electricity; plants and soil and natural resources

Writing – The writing process, 6 plus 1 traits writing framework, Writer’s Workshop combined into a comprehensive writing program

Peacemaker Program—Teaching students to respond to conflict God’s way

P.E. – Exercise, kickball, softball, basketball, soccer, agility skills

Mrs. Nancy Dennis
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, California State Hayward
California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Chapman University
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Nancy Dennis to our YVCS teaching staff.  After nine years teaching a variety of grades in the public school system, she took a break to raise her sons. The past 12 years she has worked for the Contra Costa County Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Dennis misses the classroom and is looking forward to working with our third graders, this time in the context of our Christian school, where the truth of God’s Word is interwoven into each and every subject.

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis attend North Creek Church. Mrs. Dennis enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult sons, and a collection of pets.  She has a bountiful garden, a green thumb, and chickens!