Third Grade

Highlights

Science

Animal Habitats ● Ecosystems ● Food Chains ● Asteroid and Comets ● Gravity and Weight ● Internal and External needs

Language Arts

Adventure Reading ● Journal Writing ● Incredible Stories ● Biographies ● Poetry ● Autobiographies ● Creative Mom and Pop Writing

Social Studies

Geography and Extensive Maps Skills ● Native Cultures ● Basic Government and Economics

Bible

Israelite Exodus from Egypt ● 7 cycles of Israelite relationships with God

Activities
  • Animal Research Report & Diorama
  • Autobiography
  • Mom & Pop Portrait Project
  • Travel Brochure

Teachers

Becky Benanti

Becky Benanti

Biography:

Mrs. Rebecca Benanti joins Campbell Christian School after being a part of Achiever Christian School for 22 years. While there, she worked as a kindergarten aide for 2 years, a fourth-grade teacher for 13 years, and a fifth-grade teacher for 7 years. As well as her teaching duties, Mrs. Benanti was the supervisor for the intermediate grades 3 - 6. Mrs. Benanti graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Business Management and minored in Economics. She received her ACSI teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University. She has also received special training in differential instruction, multi-intelligence, classroom management, classroom reading, Six Traits in Writing, emotional intelligence, and classroom technology. Before teaching, Mrs. Benanti worked at Lockheed for six years as the program planner on a top-secret program. She and her husband, Stephen, a firefighter for Santa Clara County Fire District, decided to start a family. Their daughter, Alexandria who is married and living in Colorado. When Mrs. Benanti is not teaching she has enjoyed coaching soccer for the Special Olympics. She enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Her favorite places are the mountains and beach. The only thing that can make these activities and places better is to have her family with her. While at school Mrs. Benanti’s favorite subject to teach is math. She also enjoys interacting with students as they learn and grow. She says the best thing about teaching children is, “The opportunity to serve God by answering her calling to teach!” It is Mrs. Benanti's purposeful goal to set a godly example by showing the love of Jesus to her students. She is excited to become a part of the Campbell Christian School family.


Karen Saloman

Karen Saloman

Biography:

Mrs. Karen Saloman joined the Campbell Christian Schools staff in August of 2007, but prior to this school, she taught third grade for two years at Calvary Chapel Christian School in San Jose. Mrs. Saloman also taught at Los Altos Christian School for grades 1-6 and worked in the Cupertino School District for over six years. Mrs. Saloman has a Bachelors degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University. She is trained in the Slingerland Multisensory Approach to Language Development. Her diverse background and outgoing personality give her the knowledge and understanding to be an outstanding third grade teacher. Mrs. Saloman's goals are to find new and creative ways to develop your child academically as well as spiritually. She has two grown daughters and a grandson.