A Time of Discovery and Transformation
At around age nine, children begin to think in a more independent and critical way. They sense that they will make their own way in the world one day, and are eager to learn about the practicalities of daily life.
Third graders grow vegetables, build shelters, and learn about time, measurements, and money. They work with their hands outside the classroom and explore the fundamentals of grammar and mathematics inside the classroom. Reading is practiced, writing is strengthened, and children learn to sing separate parts in rounds.
Stories of the Hebrew People
Students explore stories of the ancient Hebrew people through the time of Moses. These are stories of people seeking a home on Earth and building community, themes that resonate in particular with children of this age. Exploration of world religions are taken up in later grades, including Islam and Buddhism in fifth grade.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Games & Gym
- Introduction to an historical timeline through stories of Hebrew Bible
- Geography introduced with question of how human beings learn to life on the earth.
- Study of shelters through time and around the world with attention to indigenous people and to the natural resources of the immediate environment
- Study of farming and agriculture
- Systems of money and time explored
Grade 3 Faculty
Games and Gym