INTERMEDIATE

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Third grade and fourth grade

At Manheim Christian Day School, our Intermediate students continue to build on the firm foundation of literacy and mathematical concepts established in primary grades. Additionally, our literature and history programs complement one another to provide cohesion with academic and practical applications. Our math programs include mental math, daily reviews, and the use of manipulatives for problem-solving and concept exploration. Literature units include emphasis on reading, spelling and grammar. Students will learn US history and science with Biblical insights and principles woven into the curriculum and encouraged through daily devotions, and prayer.




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Third Grade

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THIRD GRADE

THIRD GRADE:

Hannah Fisher
3rd Grade Teacher














Curriculum:

BIBLE
Heroes of Faith: Servants of God (Journeys With God)- emphasis on biblical accounts of Old & New Testament (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, David, Kings & Queens, Jesus & the Disciples, Stephen, and Saul/Paul), bible memory, activities, discussion, and biblical worldview application

Hero Tales Volumes 1-3 - emphasis on specific Christian leader biographies, bible memory, discussion, and biblical worldview application

Weekly chapel with 4th grade















LANGUAGE ARTS
Reading Street (Pearson Education Inc.)

Emphasis on application of third grade reading comprehension, vocabulary, and phonics skills through various genres of literature in both anthology texts and leveled small group texts

Creative writing projects and application of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, peer editing, revising, editing, and publishing)

Weekly grammar skills and spelling based on phonics pattern


























MATH
My Math (McGraw Hill)

Emphasis on multiplication

Review of place value and addition and subtraction using regrouping (up to four digits)

Introduction to basic division, properties and equations, fractions, measurement, interpreting data, area & perimeter, and geometry

Leveled math groups for skills and math fact fluency using Reflex Math (+, -, x, ÷)













SCIENCE
Interactive Science (Pearson Education, Inc.)

Emphasis on Study of Science & Technology and Life, Earth, & Physical Sciences

Experiments and activities for enhanced learning

Project based learning and assessments for each unit









SOCIAL STUDIES
Communities (Scott Foresman)

Emphasis on communities and their people, location, history, work, and government

Comparison of climates, cultures, and economics of specific communities

Project based learning and assessments for each chapter



























Me Ball writing project

Plant project

Embryology – hatching chicks







Special Projects and Events:

Making race cars

‘Antiques Road Show’

STEM experiments & activities







Me Ball writing project

Plant project

Embryology – hatching chicks

Making race cars

‘Antiques Road Show’

STEM experiments & activities

















1719 Herr House Museum
PA Wolf Sanctuary
Landis Valley Farm Museum
Lancaster Science Factory

Typical Field Trips:



















FOURTH GRADE
























LANGUAGE ARTS 
Reading Street (Pearson Education, Inc.)

Emphasis – comprehension, vocabulary, fluency

Includes – spelling, grammar, writing and handwriting

Teaching style – small reading groups based on ability

Writing focuses on poems, personal essays, and formal essays

Curriculum:

Fourth Grade:

Kerri Kinter
4th Grade Teacher

MATH
My Math (McGraw Hill)

Emphasis – division, algebra, geometry, fractions and measurement

ReflexMath – computer website that drills basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts

IXL – computer website for math concept practice










SCIENCE
Interactive Science (Pearson Education, Inc.)

Emphasis – Ecosystems, Earth’s Resources, Matter, Energy/Heat, Electricity

Includes multiple hands-on experiments with each chapter

STEM – activities focusing on solar power






























SOCIAL STUDIES
Exploring Pennsylvania (Penns Valley Publishers)

Emphasis on Pennsylvania History

Includes – Native American studies, Explorers in PA, Declaring Independence

BIBLE
Followers of God (Journeys with God) - emphasis on the miracles of Jesus, parables, early kings, proclamations about the Messiah and His birth, discipleship, Who is Jesus?

Bible Memory and Bible skits

Weekly chapel with 3rd grade































History Fair – Dress up and present an important person from Pennsylvania history

Science – Dissect owl pellets

Revolutionary War Reenactors visit class to discuss life as a soldier and camp follower







Special Projects and Events:

History Fair – Dress up and present an important person from Pennsylvania history

Science – Dissect owl pellets

Revolutionary War Reenactors visit class to discuss life as a soldier and camp follower















Oregon Dairy tour and corn maze
Jen’s Pottery Den (plate painting activity in class)
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
LegoLand

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of MCDS is to pursue academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment where students develop Biblical values and perspectives to prepare them for a lifetime relationship with Jesus Christ.

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