PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

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Monroeville, PA 15146

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Third Grade

School Calendar
  1. Teacher In-Service Days

    August 23 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Parent/Student Orientation (All grades)

    August 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. First Day of School

    August 28

3rd Grade

Dear Third Grade Families,

Hello! Welcome to Third Grade! It is my pleasure to be beginning this learning adventure with all of you. This is my first year teaching at Greater Works Christian School, and I am thrilled to be part of such a devoted, caring, and Christ-centered environment.
I am a proud graduate of Grove City College, where I studied Elementary and Special Education. After graduating, I spent the last school year substitute teaching in a few Christian schools in the area, including here at Greater Works! I am thankful to the Lord for leading me to Greater Works. What a blessing to be able to do what I love, proclaiming Jesus while I do it!
When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my husband, Andrew. We love to be outdoors, so you may find us biking on the bike path or hiking around Frick Park. I enjoy spending time reading, cooking, baking, and traveling. I also tutor and help with youth group at my church. God has blessed me abundantly!
I believe that the ability to learn is a wonderful gift from God that He has blessed us with as a way to know Him better. The Lord has fearfully and wonderfully made each of us and surrounded us with His creation. When we learn about anything at all, we are also learning about Him! It is with this view that I approach this school year. I also believe that He has created each student with special abilities, challenges, and strengths. I hope to build a learning environment in our classroom where each student can thrive and learn to glorify God with everything they do.
I look forward to meeting each of you and partnering with you in your child’s education.

 

Many Blessings,

 

Mrs. Kathryn Jones

3rd GRADE

Greater Works Christian School multi-faceted curriculum is designed to help students in every area of life – spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally. An individualized approach helps each child reach his/her God-given potential. The curriculum teaches lessons from a Biblical perspective and allows students to apply scriptural principles to their daily lives.

Language: Students will learn composition, grammar, sentence parts, parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, and adverbs). A series of compositions are written using the writing process-prewriting, draft, revision, and final draft. Compositions include descriptive paragraph, story, persuasive letter, How-to paragraph, review, compare and contrast paragraphs, poem, and research papers.

Penmanship: They learn the proper way to hold their pencil and how to form each letter. The capital and lower case letters are introduced and the children work on improving in form, neatness, slant, size, margin, spacing, alignment, and intensity in cursive handwriting.

Reading: Spelling words and the challenge words are incorporated into the reading stories to make for ease in oral reading. Focus skills (such a narrative elements, inference, summary, etc) are taught with the stories each week, along with comprehension and oral reading skills. Vocabulary words are read and understood through context. Participation in the Book-It program is required.

Math: Children work with individual clocks, counting boards, shapes, play money, fraction bars, solid figures, etc. A classroom number line is also provided. Children make a multiplication chart to help them learn the times tables. Children learn place value, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and addition and subtraction.

History: Historical figures are brought to life as they learn about reading time lines. They learn a character’s life and how he/she lived in that period of time. They start American History with Christopher Columbus in the fifteen century to Billy Sunday in the twentieth century. Students honor African American historic figures through written and oral reports. Geography and map reading skills help them learn the continents and oceans.

Science: The major areas of study are the nervous system, plants, animals and their habitats. They enjoy putting together a leaf collection and animal booklet.

Health: The importance of good posture and the skeletal system, nutrition, balanced diet. Children draw balanced meals and evaluate their diets after recording their food intake for a week. Exercise, cleanliness, fighting disease, dental health, and first aid. Most importantly, spiritual, social, and mental health.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Character Development, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

Please write your child’s name on everything. Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation and place in your child’s locker. At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Backpack or Bookbag
1 plastic pencil box
1 box Crayola Washable Wide Markers
2 packages of wide-tip dry erase markers
2 rolls of paper towels
2 boxes of Kleenex
Hand sanitizer
2 sturdy folders with pockets
Red Pens, 2 Fine line black pens
Bible (any version is acceptable)