Grade 3

Third grade is often the year we notice children losing the sense of wonder of young childhood and the powers of innocence and imagination that go with it. They are also growing stronger in their development as individuals. Adults may notice the children becoming more critical and beginning to question and test at home and at school. The magic of young childhood fades and they may feel separated or isolated from their environment, even experiencing boredom for the first time.

The stories of the curriculum serve as a metaphor for the children’s inner experience at this age. During the course of the year this experience of separateness, of being cast out of the garden of childhood, is beautifully addressed by connecting the child with the practical experiences of house-building, farming and gardening.

  • Hebrew Stories
  • Native American Stories
  • Grammar and Composition
  • Form Drawing
  • Arithmetic
  • Weights and Measures
  • House Building
  • Farming and Gardening
  • Crocheting
  • Games/PE
  • Violin or viola
  • Singing
  • Recorder Playing