Welcome to Central Christian Academy’s Third Grade Goodness Fruit Stand!
Central Christian Academy is an accredited, Christian school servicing children from 2.5 years old through 6th grade.
The mission of Central Christian Academy is to provide an education that will equip saints with the knowledge and experiences they need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and grow the fruit of the Spirit within their home, church, and school.
In third grade, our fruit of the Spirit is goodness.
All of the ACOs are observed during whole group instruction, cooperative learning activities, independent work, small group time, and project based learning.
In the first quarter, third-graders look at how to announce goodness.
God is good and all goodness exists because of Him. During the first quarter in the Goodness Fruit Stand, the saints learn to announce goodness through their spiritual, social, and academic lives. They discover that our world is infl uenced by historical fi gures who announced their beliefs and whose actions led to life changing announcements. As Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego announced a belief in God, entire nations were infl uenced socially. Christ was even announced in the Old Testament prior to His birth. As they read Charlotte’s Web, they learn how the written word can be used to announce and persuade beliefs. Charlotte used her web writings to announce Wilbur’s goodness. Goodness is not only announced in history and writings; it can be declared through God’s creation and announced through academics in science and math.
In the second quarter, third-graders study how to accept goodness.
Throughout the second quarter in the Goodness Fruit Stand, the saints learn they must accept the goodness of God. They will study the Biblical account of Esther and learn how Esther had to first accept her role in God’s redemption plan before she was able to be used by Him. In The Whipping Boy, the saints will read about a boy named Jemmy who accepts the punishment for the wrongs committed by Prince Brat. They will make a spiritual connection of how Jesus accepted the punishment for their sins on the cross and now offers salvation to those who accept Him as their savior. They will study social history from 522 B.C. to 404 B.C. and learn about kings and forms of government that accepted and rejected goodness. Acceptance of goodness is demonstrated in academics, too. The saints’ knowledge and skills will be challenged in science, reading, writing, and math.
In the third quarter, third-graders see goodness advance.
After Goodness is announced and accepted, it can advance during the third quarter in the Goodness Fruit Stand. In Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Mr. Popper and his family must learn about economics and how to work together for a common goal. When they work together to save the penguins, they are connected on a deeper level. Goodness advances when we work together in the Spirit of Christ. Saints grow spiritually as they advance goodness and share their unique gifts and talents with each other as 1 Corinthians 12 explains. This quarter they study social advancements in history and learn how the Bible withstood the test of time. They discover how God designed ecosystems to be balanced so goodness could advance in nature also. Finally, the saints further advance their reading and writing, and measurement skills.
In the fourth quarter, third-graders understand how goodness abounds.
Goodness abounds spiritually, socially, and academically during the final quarter in the Goodness Fruit Stand. The students read Shiloh and discover how goodness abounds even while Marty chooses to tell lies. The saints spend time this quarter understanding the difference between lies and Truth. They analyze their own actions and see that God can work all things for our good, even when situations are at their worst. This is further illustrated as they learn how goodness abounded while Rome and Julius Caesar held political control of the world. They work hard to see that goodness abounds in their own abilities as they finish the school year creating multi-paragraph writings, making observations, taking surveys, and determining probability.