Third Grade

Identity Formation

Your third grader is becoming more independent and curious about the world and their role in it. At the same time, this growing sense of self may be accompanied by a feeling of separation and perhaps even loneliness. Our third grade curriculum helps your child navigate this pivotal developmental year of identity formation. We study creation stories that mirror an awakening to the human condition. And we introduce a wide range of solutions to human problems- farming, gardening, cooking, measuring, telling time, building shelters and weaving all help your child discover a new sense of self-reliance.


Third Grade Teacher Darcie Steeves

Darcie Steeves

Third Grade Teacher

Ms. Steeves joined City of Lakes Waldorf School in 2008 and graduated the Class of 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and Spanish from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also holds a Waldorf teaching certificate from Sunbridge Institute. Several years ago Darcie sat down with us to describe her Waldorf journey and why she loves teaching; read more on our blog.

Your third grader will learn:

Language Arts: Grammar, spelling and cursive writing

Literature: Multi-cultural creation stories

Mathematics: Long division, measurement and telling time

Science: Farming, gardening and house building

Spanish: Individualized dialogue, vocabulary, writing and reading practice, songs and stories

Physical Education: Folk dances, balance games, gymnastics, jump roping, hula hoops, clapping and chase games

Handwork: Crocheted ball, hat and puppet

Art: Watercolor painting, clay modeling and crayon drawing

Music: Recorder, singing and string ensemble


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