3rd-4th Grade

“I chose to become an educator because I love school. A whole new world opens every time I learn something new and I will chase that feeling of discovery all of my life. Education has also enabled me to adapt to new situations, handle difficulties, and face the uncertainties of life with confidence. As a teacher I want this for each of my students. The development of the whole person is my goal as an educator and my passion as a teacher. Every child has the need to explore and discover new things about their world, themselves, and their relationship with God. It is my desire that my students would feel confident in their God-given abilities to tackle challenges. The willingness to try new things can be cultivated by knowing who they are in Christ. A relationship with Him is the best way to grow academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.”
Dawnmarie Simmons, 3-4 Teacher

Things to look forward to in 3rd-4th grade:
Hands-on Science Experiments
Cursive Writing
Multiplication and Division Facts
Using the iPad and Keyboard
Campus Campout
Dictionary Skills
Go Friday
Morning Meetings
Skits and Drama Activities
Grandparents’ Day
Weekly Book Reports
Just wait until you get to 3rd-4th grade PE!

School Supplies:
$35 School Supply fee, applied to your first month billing
Water bottle – NOT glass
Lunch box
Headphones (something similar, not earbuds)
Ticonderoga pencils

Dear Parents and Students,
As we approach the summer break, I am delighted to share with you a curated list of recommended reads for our HMS Richards Adventist School community. Please find
attached the list of books that I believe will inspire, entertain, and expand young minds.
Before suggesting any book to your child, I encourage you to review the content yourself to ensure it aligns with your values and preferences. Additionally, remember
that this list is just the beginning. This list is only the start. As you delve into the world of literature, you will stumble upon new authors and titles that capture your child’s
Reading is not just an activity; it’s a journey that allows us to travel, learn, explore, and imagine. I hope this summer provides ample opportunities for your family to embark on
exciting literary adventures.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Jordan
HMS Richards Adventist School

The Giving Tree
Falling Up
Charlotte’s Web
Where the Red Fern Grows
Maniac Magee
The Secret Garden
The Hundred Dresses
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Encyclopedia Brown (Book Series)
The Secret School

Snow Treasure
Prairie School
The Whipping Boy
The Year of Miss Agnes
Riding Freedom
Family Under the Bridge
The Biggest Bear
Viking Adventure
The Great Gily Hopkins
The Hundred Dresses

Canyon Girl, Valley Girl, Hood River Girl -Paula Montgomery
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Winnie the Pooh (seriously! The best!)
Little House on the Prairie (Book Series)
Courage of Sarah Noble
James Herriot Treasury for Children
Ramona Quimby Age 8 (Beverly Cleary books)
In Grandma’s Attic Book Series -Richardson
Childhood of Famous Americans (there are hundreds of these! And they are good!)

This is the ideal age for children to immerse themselves in enriching audio content that ranges from stories tracing history from creation, through world and American history as well as true-to-life narratives that instill Christian morals and values.
These true stories are perfect for our students who are eager to absorb lessons and narratives that shape their understanding of the world. We encourage you to dive into
this treasure trove of audio recordings, each crafted to captivate young minds and nurture their moral compass. Follow the link provided for a selection of some of the
finest audio tales for children, spanning a myriad of themes and adventures. With hundreds of stories awaiting discovery, embark on a journey of through time. Enjoy the
wonder of storytelling and the lessons it imparts.
Your Story Hour