Third Grade

 

CURRICULUM

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

THIRD GRADE TEACHERS

Mrs. Vigus

Nancy Vigus

B.A. Math – Trinity College
Illinois State Teaching Credential

Nancy was born and raised in Moline, Illinois. She and her husband Dan have two sons, both graduates of YVCS and Berean Christian High School.

“I love third graders!  They have so much enthusiasm and  I get to introduce multiplication!”

Diane Oatis

B.A. Comm. Arts – California Lutheran University
CA Prof. Clear Multi. Subj. Teaching Credential
Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Master Teacher
Life member /Calif. Scholarship Federation – Gold Seal Bearer

Diane was born and raised in Fillmore, California. She and her husband George have a daughter, Shelby and son, Drew.  Diane enjoys antique shopping, decorating, reading and friendships.

“It is such a wonderful experience to be able to center all academic subjects around God.”