Third Grade Book List

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Note: “By the third grade, children are beginning to comprehend the difference between self and other and wonder where in the scheme of things they belong. To fortify their growing personal identity, they read creation and Old Testament stories. Around the age of nine comes a very important psychological change. The child has a stronger experience of its own individuality or identity (ego) and therefore begins to question adult authority. it may feel isolated from family and friends and therefore need more sympathy and firmness from teachers and parents. Again, the subjects given to Class Three are carefully chosen and timed to relate to this inner psychological change….In the main lesson they learn about occupations such as house building, farming and traditional crafts. How do farmers provide our food.” – From Waldorf 101

Thank you to Waldorf Teacher, Diane Power for creating a book-list for students! She says…

3rd Grade

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish

Henry & Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

Beverly Cleary books

Other recommendations from members are…

Farmer Boy
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The story of Almanzo’s, (Laura’s husband), childhood on a farm.
 
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