Teacher - Mrs. Erin Chincilla
Welcome to third grade!
My name is Mrs. Chinchilla and I have been teaching third grade at Immanuel for 10 years. I have also taught 2nd grade and technology. I love teaching third grade because my scholars are ripe with foundational knowledge and I can help them learn all about God's creation!
In third grade, scholars will start each day in the Word and talk about our triune God and the work He does in our lives. Students will work on mastering multiplication facts as well as developing higher-order thinking skills during our meaningful math time. During our science lessons, students will learn about our Earth, Sun, and Moon, as well as land environments. Students will also complete a science project for our Spring Student Showcase. Our social studies curriculum covers rules and laws in our community as well as our local economy and history. Art concepts that will be taught are line, color, shape and form, patter, texture, space, and composition.
In third grade we are no longer learning to read by reading to learn. We will be doing a lot of reading and focusing on strategies that will help students to comprehend text better. Third graders will work in writing projects as the develop language and grammar skills. By mid-year, much of the third graders writing is completed in cursive! We set an annual goal for each student to ear 100 points in Reading Counts quizzes (25 points per quarter). Each student's reading level is assessed monthly by taking a Lexile test so that they can always be challenged by reading books at or near their current reading level. Students visit the school library weekly, allowing them access to books at their current personalized reading level. There is also a class library of books that are Reading Counts (RC) quiz eligible.
Our theme verse for the 2020-21 school year is from Matthew 20:28 which says "The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for man." This verse encourages us to serve others just as Jesus gave the ultimate service on the cross. As disciples of Christ we strive to follow the same great path as Jesus - humbly serving each other.