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

Bonnie Copland
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Westmont College
California Standing Teaching Credential
Business Certificate, Diablo Valley College
Graduate work, San Jose State University.
Bonnie Copland is a graduate of Westmont College. She has her lifetime CA Teaching Credential. She has taught at all three YVCS campus locations over a time-span of 30 + years. She and her husband attend Northcreek Church. They have two grown children.
Mrs. Copland was called to salvation at the age of 8. This was the most important event in her life. She has spent a lifetime learning of the love, grace and mercy of GOD on a daily basis.
Traveling by car throughout the U.S. is a blessing she has enjoyed since early childhood. Travel worldwide has been a blessing she has enjoyed since she has been married. These family trips have allowed her to see some of the expanse of GOD’s creation. It is a great joy for Mrs. Copland to share the love of the LORD, the expanse of HIS creation, and the truth of HIS salvation with the young people and their families at YVCS.
“Magnify the LORD with me. Let us exalt HIS name together.” Psalms 34:3